Controller.Content Method (String)

Creates a content result object by using a string.

Namespace:  System.Web.Mvc
Assembly:  System.Web.Mvc (in System.Web.Mvc.dll)


Protected Friend Function Content ( _
    content As String _
) As ContentResult
protected internal ContentResult Content(
    string content
protected public:
ContentResult^ Content(
    String^ content


  • content
    Type: System.String
    The content to write to the response.

Return Value

Type: System.Web.Mvc.ContentResult
The content result instance.


The result object that is prepared by this method is written to the response by the MVC framework when the object is executed.


A Visual Studio project with source code is available to accompany this topic: Download.

The example in this section shows how to use markup and code to display "Use <b> for bold text" in the browser when the Test Content link is clicked.

The following example shows markup that invokes the TestContent method.

<%= Html.ActionLink("Test Content", "TestContent", 
    new { id = true, sMsg= "Use <b> for bold text"})%>   
<%= Html.ActionLink("Test Content", "TestContent", 
    new { id = true, sMsg= "Use <b> for bold text"})%> 

The following example shows the TestContent method.

public ActionResult TestContent(bool id, string sMsg) {
    if (id == true)
        return Content(Server.HtmlEncode((sMsg.ToLower())));
        return Content(Server.HtmlEncode(sMsg));
<ValidateInput(False)> _ 
Public Function TestContent(ByVal id As Boolean, ByVal sMsg As String) As ActionResult 
    If id = True Then 
        Return Content(Server.HtmlEncode((sMsg.ToLower()))) 
        Return Content(Server.HtmlEncode(sMsg)) 
    End If 
End Function 

See Also


Controller Class

Content Overload

System.Web.Mvc Namespace