MVC :: Title Attribute In Rendering Link With Html.ActionLink?

Mar 6, 2011

In keeping with the SEO friendly nature of MVC, shouldn't there be a way to designate the 'title' attribute when building an ActionLink?


Html.ActionLink() Gives An Empty Link When Use It Inside Html.RenderAction()?

Feb 18, 2010

I have a Microsoft MVC project with an action "Foo" whose view ("Foo.aspx") contains the lines:

<%= Html.ActionLink("mylinktext1", "bar") %>
<%= Html.ActionLink<MyController>(x => x.Bar(), "mylinktext2") %>

When I hit this from a web browser or load it from an AJAX call, it properly returns:

<a href="/bar">mylinktext1</a>
<a href="/Bar">mylinktext2</a>

But when I call the action from another view like this:

<% Html.RenderAction<MyController>(x => x.Foo()); %>

Then the links are rendered without targets.

<a href="">mylinktext1</a>
<a href="">mylinktext2</a>

Why would this be happening, and how do I work around it?

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Use The Html 'title' Attribute With Html.Encode()?

May 26, 2010

I've been tryin to find an example of the syntax for getting an html 'title' for a string when using Html.Encode(). I want to display the full name in the mouseover title, if it's too long.

Is there a way to do this without wrapping the string in a < span >, i.e.

<span title = "<%=Html.Encode(model.Name) %>"> //displays the full name on mouseover
<%=Html.Encode(model.Name.Substring(0, 10))%>... //displays the name up to a max length

Or should I just do it this way?

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Dec 6, 2010

I have a route (the first one listed) which looks like this:

"TopicRoute", // Route name
"forums/{forumSlug}/{topicSlug}", // URL with parameters
new { controller = "Forums", action = "Topic"} // Parameter defaults

I can browse to: /forums/my-forum/my-topic and the page loads fine. Yet I have a Html.ActionLink that looks like: @Html.ActionLink(item.Title, "Topic", new { forumSlug ="my-forum", topicSlug = "my-topic" }) And it won't generate the correct link syntax for me? It generates: <a href="">My Topic</a>

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May 3, 2010

It doesn't seem that the Html.CheckBoxFor helper adds the correct "checked" attribute when rendering the HTML. I have a bool property rendered like so:

<%= Html.CheckBoxFor(m => m.Visible) %>

And the outputted HTML is this:

<input type="checkbox" value="true" name="Visible" id="Visible">

Is there some particular reason it does not add the "checked" attribute when the value is true?

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Aug 20, 2009

I am using MVC to access custom reports which may be drill down reports. I use the convention of Controller/Action "Reports/Open/id/level"

Ok so we hit the top level report "including my query string parameters which could be different for each report Example /Reports/Open/1?CostCentreId=10000&year=2010

I want to open up my drill down, I am binding the data to display using a class , so far so good.

My sub report gets the query string parameters because I stored them in ViewData. In order to get back to the Top level report I have to create query string parameters in the link. How do I do this with an action link?

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Oct 22, 2010

I'm using webforms ASP.NET, with masterpages. I want to add a LANG attribute to the <title> tag. ASP.NET automatically generates a title tag. I've tried adding my own tag with an ID and runat="server", like this:

<title id="titleBlock" runat="server"></title>

When doing this, I can set an attribute like the following without any errors.

titleBlock.Attributes.Add("lang", "it");

However, ASP.NET wipes out my <title> tag completely and puts its own in without my LANG attribute. Is there any way to accomplish this?

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Jan 3, 2011

I have a SiteMapPath control and instead of default functionality like

Home > Accounts > User Account

where "User Account" refers to ~/UserAccount.aspx

I would like to overwrite the last node to show info about a current user, i.e.:

Home > Accounts > John White and "John White" refers to ~/UserAccount.aspx?id=111 ?

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Ajax.ActionLink Generated Markup Lacks Onclick Attribute?

Mar 16, 2011

I've got problem with generating ajax anchors. I'm using simple

Ajax.ActionLink("test", "Test", new AjaxOptions { UpdateTargetId="test", HttpMethod="GET" }) and the generated markup is:
<a data-ajax="true" data-ajax-method="GET" data-ajax-mode="replace" data-ajax-update="#test" href="/Home/Test">test</a>
which, obviously lacks the onclick="Sys.Mvc.AsyncHyperlink.handleClick(...)" attribute.

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Web Forms :: Calendar Is Rendering With Extra Space In The Title?

Feb 4, 2010

I can't seem to get rid of this extra space in IE7. (IE8 I could, but I need to support IE7) The grey area is the same size as the blue area... If I align the title to "bottom" then I get the full size of the grey area above the title. Align to "top" and the grey area is below the blue. Usign the default, the grey area is split above and below as indicated int he screenshot.

How can i get rid of the grey? I just want the blue area. I've tried setting hte title height to 0px, but that does nothing. But if I set the height to something large, such as 200px, then I get 200px of blue and 200px of grey.

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Set Title Attribute On Images Buttons

Jan 13, 2010

Is possible to set the title attibute on the image buttons of a commandfield?

<asp:CommandField ShowDeleteButton="True" ButtonType="Image" ShowEditButton="True"
DeleteImageUrl="images/BPAnn.gif" EditImageUrl="images/edit.gif" DeleteText="Elimina" EditText="Modifica"
UpdateImageUrl="images/apply.gif" CancelImageUrl="images/undo.gif" />

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Adding Title Attribute To A Bulletedlist Hyperlink?

Jun 15, 2009

I have a bulletedlist that I want to put <a> tags on. .NET won't allow me to print the <a> directly to the list because it escapes the HTML. I can set the displaymode of the list to "HyperLink", but I can't see any way to add the title attribute to any generated links. Is this possible, or do I have to forget the BulletedList control and use a generic Repeater control?

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JQuery :: Find Image Tag That Has Not ALT And TITLE Attribute

Dec 26, 2010

iwanna find img tag that has not ALT and TITLE attribute. and then append to img tag alt and title. how i can do that?

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May 11, 2010

how to add the "title" attribute to the AJAX cascadingdropdownmenu?

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MVC :: Get The Link Portion Of An ActionLink?

Sep 22, 2010

I am developing a page that has an image element that has its source set to an action on a controller (e.g., "/controller/action". The problem that I am having is that I don't see a built in way to generate a URL (i.e., like an ActionLink's URL) without manually constructing one. At the moment, I am manually constructing the URL, but I want to move away from this. Before I write my own helper method, I thought I would check to see if one it already available. Does such a method exist?

BTW, this is using MVC2, VS 2010.

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Jul 29, 2009

Following script in MVC view will be rendered as html link:

<%= Ajax.ActionLink("more", "myControl", new { id = item.ID},
new AjaxOptions { UpdateTargetId = "pop", OnComplete="showdetail" })%>
<a href="/admin/MyControl?id=1" onclick="Sys.Mvc.AsyncHyperlink.handleClick(this, new Sys.UI.DomEvent(event), { insertionMode: Sys.Mvc.InsertionMode.replace, updateTargetId: 'pop', onComplete: Function.createDelegate(this,


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Jul 8, 2010

how could someone get the result of:


using Html.ActionLink<>?

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MVC :: How To Reference Html.ActionLink In A Custom Html

Jul 24, 2009

I know you can do this System.Web.Mvc.Html.LinkExtensions.ActionLink()

but how about the 10 overloaded methods? How do I account for them in my custom Html helper. Like is there away I can just pass in a whole actionLInk object or something?

Like I want my end result to be:

<a href="linkHere><span>Hello</span></a>

of course in the anchor tag I might have stuff like the Id and everything else.

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Dec 18, 2010

Im using the HTML.TreeView to render my code structure like this :
<%= Html.TreeView("CategoryTree",
l => l.ChildList,
l => l.Name + " / <a id="treeLnk" + l.Id + "" href="JavaScript: OpenAddDialog('" + l.Name + "', " + l.Id + ") " title="Lägg till" >Lägg till</a>" +
" / <a id="treeLnk" + l.Id + "" href="JavaScript: OpenChangeNameDialog('" + l.Name + "', " + l.Id + ") " title="Ändra namn" >Ändra namn</a>" +
" / <a id="treeLnk" + l.Id + "" href="JavaScript: OpenDeleteDialog('" + l.Name + "', " + l.Id + ") " title="Tabort" >Tabort</a>") %>

This work fine, but now I need to include a action that redirects to another controlleraction.

I have tried to ad a Html.ActionLink but this does not work?

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MVC :: Automatically Adding Slashes To End Of ActionLink (and Similar) Link Builders?

Apr 20, 2010

By default, links are created without the forward slash suffixed to the end. It is per our company standards to always have this trailing slash. Is it possible, via a configuration or whatever, to automatically have a forward slash whenever these methods are called?

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C# - How To Html.ActionLink And HTML As Parameter

Jul 31, 2010

Html.ActionLink("<span class="title">Retry</span><span class="arrow"></span>", "Login", "User")

If I execute above code in ASP.Net MVC 2, I get the following output on my screen:

How do I disable the escaping of the code, so my span is within the ActionLink, and not displayed as output?

I know this is expected behavior, to keep it safe, but I want it to interpret the HTML code I pass as a parameter.

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Oct 19, 2010

I wish to return the following output

<a href="#"><img src="/images/icons/tick.png" alt="" />More info</a>

If i do the following the content is html encoded.
<%= Html.ActionLink("<img src='/images/icons/tick.png' />More info", "OrderRegion", "Campaign", new {id = Model.Campaign.Id}, null) %>

How can i disable the html encoding?

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How To Use Html.ActionLink()

Dec 18, 2010

I'm pretty new to ASP.Net / MVC 2. Can anyone explain how to use the Html.ActionLink thing? I understand that the first parameter is the displayed text, but for the second one, what is the action name?

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MVC :: How To Use Html.ActionLink

Jul 22, 2009

I tried to use Html.ActionLink<T> like:

<%=Html.ActionLink<MyCOntrroller>(c=> c.MyACtion(, "html"), employee.Name) %>

But VS2008 give me error. I am not sure if this is still available for MVC 1.0 or I made some mistake?

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MVC :: Rendering Partial View Via Link?

Aug 17, 2010

I have a table, there is a column for "edit links" - i'd like to render a partial view under the table via JQuery - but i think i'm missing a step:

Heres the html:[Code]....

I hardcode the link and make it call the "editCloset" js function, hopefully thatll call my Controller, thatll build the ViewModel, and return the View that uses it - so it can be rendered in the PartialView contained in div id="Slots"Right now - im not able to get into the controller, so i missing something i think Heres the controller:


And heres the partial view "_ManageSlots"


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Dec 6, 2009

Is there any advantage or disadvantage in using either one over the other?

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Jul 4, 2010

I have an ActionLink: <%: Html.ActionLink("MyAction", "MyAction") %> I would like to use a button instead. Something like this: <asp:Button ID="Button1" runat="server" Text="MyAction" /> What do I need to do to make clicking the button perform the same action as clicking the ActionLink?

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Sep 15, 2009

I have a lot of hidden values, but the form will be posted using the actionlink.

eg : <%= Html.ActionLink ("Create New Group", "CreateNewGroup",)%>

How do I post all the hidden variable to the form ? Is there anything linkbutton in the MVC ?

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C# - Html ActionLink Isn't Displaying?

Jan 5, 2011

I'm showing a small table with a list of usernames, and I want an ActionLink next to each username to Edit the user on another page.


The usernames display correctly, just the link doesn't show up. I'm not sure why it wouldn't throw an error instead.What am I missing here?

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Sep 30, 2009

I am new to ASP.Net MVC framwork. I have followed Scott Gu's tutorial to learn it.My question is ScottGu mentions that Html.ActionLink("Catagory", new{action="List", id ="3"} in the aspx page. But while I put this in the ASPX page it is not allowing this signature it is allowing only


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MVC :: Html.ActionLink - Not Showing Correct URL

Jan 25, 2011

Over the past 3 days I've been trying to do everything in MVC. I want to learn this awesome technology.

I have just faced a problem with Html.ActionLink and I can't figure it out ! Here is what I have in my Home Index View:


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Jun 28, 2010

I was reading the ASP.NET MVC Best Practices article by Rashid, and got stuck in his description of creating UrlHelper extensions. Doing this is easy enough, and I've adopted the practice into all of my projects. I noticed, however, that Rashid used Url.Content to generate the url for the home page, and Url.RouteUrl for all the other urls. Why is this? What is the difference between the two?

The link to the blog post is here:

I've used Html.ActionLink in my Views, but I'm wondering what difference it would be if I used Url.RouteUrl instead. Does anyone have a good grasp of what makes these helpers different, and where they are best used?

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Aug 12, 2010

I assume this link is correct

Html.ActionLink("Edit", "Edit" , new {Controller = "Item", id = item.Product_GUID});

the books tell me things i have read etc.i should render html as <a href="/Edit/Item?id=foo>Edit</a>

I am sending them to "another controller" to edit the item...

But this is not rendering the hyperlink in my browser, UGH....

this code is in a ascx page so i can call it with partialaction.

All i can think is that its not working because its 5am and i have been up since 9am yesterday..

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Dec 23, 2009

I have a page where quick links are dynamically added from the database, when the user clicks on one of these links I want to go away and do a search based on the text of the quick link.

For example
Meat etc

It is straightforward to use Html.ActionLink with an ID, however I need to use the text of the link as this will not match to an ID in a database, reather it will match the column of a row in the database.

So my database may have

ItemID - 266
ItemName - Strawberry
ItemCategory - Fruit

The quick links I will display will correspond to data in ItemCategory, therefore the Search Action I redirect to needs to know the text of the quick link in order to go to the database and do a search.

how I would so something like

<%= Html.ActionLink(cattegoryName,
"Search", new { category=categoryName})%>

Would I need to change the global.asax to handle a cagegoryName field and could it be a string rather than an integer

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Feb 15, 2011

I m facing a problem in WegGrid MVC 3 razor, my code:


How to merge the Edit & Delete links into the same column (Actions)??

i tried to create two (item) in same column, but i get error message.

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Mar 22, 2011

I'm having problems getting my CSS class to style an actionlink inside a html.partial. In building my test site, I've used the template beginning from ASP.NET and the standard login portion. My Index page works fine as the _Layout.cshtml does reference my css page. In _LogOnPartial, I have the following listed (there is more but this is what's important I believe):

else {
<ul style="display:inline;">;
<li style="list-style:none; display:inline;">
@Html.ActionLink("Sign In", "LogOn", "Account", null, new { @class = "signin" })

My CSS for "signin" is:

.signin {
text-decoration: none;
font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;
font-weight: bold;
color: White;

When I look at the source for the page after debugging, it shows:

<a class="signin" href="/Account/LogOn">Sign In</a>

That looks right but it's not showing it correctly. The font isn't Helvetica and it is underlined and not white. I don't reference the css sheet in the LogOnPartial but I didn't think I'd have too.

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Sep 28, 2010

as part of my web app i have a series of buttons created using HtmlActionlink e.g

<%=Html.ActionLink("Swap User",

However my buttons need to be translated into difrent languages depending on the country the user is in Im translating the button lable text fine in my controller and passing it into the view , but now im alittle stumped over syntax Id like to replace "Swap User" above with

<%=Html.Encode(ViewData["swapUser"]) %>

but im failing miserably finding the right syntax

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May 25, 2010

I've never been able to understand why it is that some things are made in a particular way, and Html.ActionLink is one of these. In Global.asax, if I want to create a route, it has the format:


The order of the necessary parameters here is "name/controller/action/extra params". When using Html.ActionLink, the parameter order is "name/action/controller/extra params", which is much the same but with two of them switched around. To make things more confusing, the rendered html from the Html.ActionLink has the original order "controller/action/extra params" with the name inside of the anchor tag. Why do this? It's easy enough to memorize that the order is switched for absolutely no reason I can discerne, but why do it in the first place?

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