LinkExtensions.ActionLink Method (HtmlHelper, String, String, String, RouteValueDictionary, IDictionary<String, Object>)

Returns an anchor element (a element) that contains the virtual path of the specified action.

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


<ExtensionAttribute> _
Public Shared Function ActionLink ( _
    htmlHelper As HtmlHelper, _
    linkText As String, _
    actionName As String, _
    controllerName As String, _
    routeValues As RouteValueDictionary, _
    htmlAttributes As IDictionary(Of String, Object) _
) As MvcHtmlString
Dim htmlHelper As HtmlHelper 
Dim linkText As String 
Dim actionName As String 
Dim controllerName As String 
Dim routeValues As RouteValueDictionary 
Dim htmlAttributes As IDictionary(Of String, Object)
Dim returnValue As MvcHtmlString 

returnValue = htmlHelper.ActionLink(linkText, _
    actionName, controllerName, routeValues, _
public static MvcHtmlString ActionLink(
    this HtmlHelper htmlHelper,
    string linkText,
    string actionName,
    string controllerName,
    RouteValueDictionary routeValues,
    IDictionary<string, Object> htmlAttributes
static MvcHtmlString^ ActionLink(
    HtmlHelper^ htmlHelper, 
    String^ linkText, 
    String^ actionName, 
    String^ controllerName, 
    RouteValueDictionary^ routeValues, 
    IDictionary<String^, Object^>^ htmlAttributes
static member ActionLink : 
        htmlHelper:HtmlHelper * 
        linkText:string * 
        actionName:string * 
        controllerName:string * 
        routeValues:RouteValueDictionary * 
        htmlAttributes:IDictionary<string, Object> -> MvcHtmlString
public static function ActionLink(
    htmlHelper : HtmlHelper, 
    linkText : String, 
    actionName : String, 
    controllerName : String, 
    routeValues : RouteValueDictionary, 
    htmlAttributes : IDictionary<String, Object>
) : MvcHtmlString


  • linkText
    Type: System.String

    The inner text of the anchor element.

Return Value

Type: System.Web.Mvc.MvcHtmlString
An anchor element (a element).

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 or


Exception Condition

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


The ActionLink method renders an element that links to an action method.

The htmlAttributes parameter consists of an object that contains name/value pairs. The attributes that are specified in the name/value pairs depend on the HTML element that is being rendered. For example, for an anchor (a) element, you might provide the following anonymous object:

new { target="_self", name="summary" }
New With {.target="_self", .name="summary" }

See Also


LinkExtensions Class

ActionLink Overload

System.Web.Mvc.Html Namespace