UrlHelper.Action Method (String, String, Object, String)

Generates a fully qualified URL to an action method by using the specified action name, controller name, route values, and protocol to use.

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


Public Function Action ( _
    actionName As String, _
    controllerName As String, _
    routeValues As Object, _
    protocol As String _
) As String
Dim instance As UrlHelper 
Dim actionName As String 
Dim controllerName As String 
Dim routeValues As Object 
Dim protocol As String 
Dim returnValue As String 

returnValue = instance.Action(actionName, _
    controllerName, routeValues, protocol)
public string Action(
    string actionName,
    string controllerName,
    Object routeValues,
    string protocol
String^ Action(
    String^ actionName, 
    String^ controllerName, 
    Object^ routeValues, 
    String^ protocol
member Action : 
        actionName:string * 
        controllerName:string * 
        routeValues:Object * 
        protocol:string -> string
public function Action(
    actionName : String, 
    controllerName : String, 
    routeValues : Object, 
    protocol : String
) : String


  • 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. The object is typically created by using object initializer syntax.

  • protocol
    Type: System.String

    The protocol for the URL, such as "http" or "https".

Return Value

Type: System.String
The fully qualified URL to an action method.


The URL that is returned by this method has a format like the following:


If special characters in the URL must be encoded, use the Encode method. For the previous example, the Encode method returns the following URL:


See Also


UrlHelper Class

Action Overload

System.Web.Mvc Namespace