DisplayExtensions.DisplayForModel Method (HtmlHelper, String, String)

Returns HTML markup for each property in the model using the specified template and HTML field ID.

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


<ExtensionAttribute> _
Public Shared Function DisplayForModel ( _
    html As HtmlHelper, _
    templateName As String, _
    htmlFieldName As String _
) As MvcHtmlString
public static MvcHtmlString DisplayForModel(
    this HtmlHelper html,
    string templateName,
    string htmlFieldName
static MvcHtmlString^ DisplayForModel(
    HtmlHelper^ html, 
    String^ templateName, 
    String^ htmlFieldName


  • templateName
    Type: System.String
    The name of the template that is used to render the object.
  • htmlFieldName
    Type: System.String
    A string that is used to disambiguate the names of HTML input elements that are rendered for properties that have the same name.

Return Value

Type: System.Web.Mvc.MvcHtmlString
The HTML markup for each property in the model.

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).


This method is typically used to display values from the object that is exposed by the Model property. For more information about the differences between this method and the other Display methods, see the DisplayExtensions class overview.

The htmlFieldId parameter is used with HTML input when two properties in the model have the same name. In order to bind two properties that have the same name, the htmlFieldId parameter is used to specify the binding parameter name for each property.

See Also


DisplayExtensions Class

DisplayForModel Overload

System.Web.Mvc.Html Namespace

Other Resources

Walkthrough: Using Templated Helpers to Display Data in ASP.NET MVC