ChildActionExtensions.RenderAction Method (HtmlHelper, String, String)

Invokes the specified child action method using the specified controller name and renders the result inline in the parent view.

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


<ExtensionAttribute> _
Public Shared Sub RenderAction ( _
    htmlHelper As HtmlHelper, _
    actionName As String, _
    controllerName As String _
public static void RenderAction(
    this HtmlHelper htmlHelper,
    string actionName,
    string controllerName
static void RenderAction(
    HtmlHelper^ htmlHelper, 
    String^ actionName, 
    String^ controllerName


  • actionName
    Type: System.String
    The name of the child action method to invoke.
  • controllerName
    Type: System.String
    The name of the controller that contains the action method.

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).


Exception Condition

The htmlHelper parameter is null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).


The actionName parameter is null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic) or empty.


The required virtual path data cannot be found.


The following example shows how to call the RenderAction helper method in markup and how to pass to it the name of the action method and controller that renders the child view.

<% Html.RenderAction("ChildList", "Home") %>
<% Html.RenderAction("ChildList", "Home"); %>

See Also


ChildActionExtensions Class

RenderAction Overload

System.Web.Mvc.Html Namespace