FormExtensions.BeginRouteForm Method (HtmlHelper, Object)

Writes an opening <form> tag to the response. When the user submits the form, the request will be processed by the route target.

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


<ExtensionAttribute> _
Public Shared Function BeginRouteForm ( _
    htmlHelper As HtmlHelper, _
    routeValues As Object _
) As MvcForm
public static MvcForm BeginRouteForm(
    this HtmlHelper htmlHelper,
    Object routeValues
static MvcForm^ BeginRouteForm(
    HtmlHelper^ htmlHelper, 
    Object^ routeValues


  • routeValues
    Type: System.Object
    An object that contains the parameters for a route. The parameters are retrieved through reflection by examining the properties of the object. This object is typically created by using object initializer syntax.

Return Value

Type: System.Web.Mvc.Html.MvcForm
An opening <form> tag.

Usage Note

In Visual Basic and C#, you can call this method as an instance method on any object of type HtmlHelper. When you use instance method syntax to call this method, omit the first parameter. For more information, see Extension Methods (Visual Basic) or Extension Methods (C# Programming Guide).


The BeginForm method renders a form that will be handled by a controller action method.

You can use this method in a using block. In that case, the method renders the closing </form> tag at the end of the using block.

See Also


FormExtensions Class

BeginRouteForm Overload

System.Web.Mvc.Html Namespace