AjaxExtensions.ActionLink Method (AjaxHelper, String, String, String, Object, AjaxOptions)

Returns an anchor element that contains the URL to the specified action method; when the action link is clicked, the action method is invoked asynchronously by using JavaScript.

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


<ExtensionAttribute> _
Public Shared Function ActionLink ( _
    ajaxHelper As AjaxHelper, _
    linkText As String, _
    actionName As String, _
    controllerName As String, _
    routeValues As Object, _
    ajaxOptions As AjaxOptions _
) As MvcHtmlString
Dim ajaxHelper As AjaxHelper 
Dim linkText As String 
Dim actionName As String 
Dim controllerName As String 
Dim routeValues As Object 
Dim ajaxOptions As AjaxOptions 
Dim returnValue As MvcHtmlString 

returnValue = ajaxHelper.ActionLink(linkText, _
    actionName, controllerName, routeValues, _
public static MvcHtmlString ActionLink(
    this AjaxHelper ajaxHelper,
    string linkText,
    string actionName,
    string controllerName,
    Object routeValues,
    AjaxOptions ajaxOptions
static MvcHtmlString^ ActionLink(
    AjaxHelper^ ajaxHelper, 
    String^ linkText, 
    String^ actionName, 
    String^ controllerName, 
    Object^ routeValues, 
    AjaxOptions^ ajaxOptions
static member ActionLink : 
        ajaxHelper:AjaxHelper * 
        linkText:string * 
        actionName:string * 
        controllerName:string * 
        routeValues:Object * 
        ajaxOptions:AjaxOptions -> MvcHtmlString
public static function ActionLink(
    ajaxHelper : AjaxHelper, 
    linkText : String, 
    actionName : String, 
    controllerName : String, 
    routeValues : Object, 
    ajaxOptions : AjaxOptions
) : MvcHtmlString


  • linkText
    Type: System.String

    The inner text of the anchor element.

  • 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.MvcHtmlString
An anchor element.

Usage Note

In Visual Basic and C#, you can call this method as an instance method on any object of type AjaxHelper. When you use instance method syntax to call this method, omit the first parameter. For more information, see https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb384936(v=vs.108) or https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb383977(v=vs.108).


Exception Condition

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


This method renders an anchor element. When the user clicks the link, MVC asynchronously invokes the specified action method via an HTTP POST request. The response of that action method can be used to update a specified DOM element, depending on which AjaxOptions are specified.

See Also


AjaxExtensions Class

ActionLink Overload

System.Web.Mvc.Ajax Namespace