DisplayExtensions.Display Method (HtmlHelper, String, String, String, Object)

Returns HTML markup for each property in the object that is represented by the expression, using the specified template, HTML field ID, and additional view data.

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


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


  • expression
    Type: System.String
    An expression that identifies the object that contains the properties to display.
  • 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 object that is represented by the expression.

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 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

Display Overload

System.Web.Mvc.Html Namespace