What is ActionButton in mvc?

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Has anyone written one? I want it to behave like a link but look like a button. A form with a single button wont do it has I don't want any POST.
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    Re: What is ActionButton in mvc?

    Submit button:

    <form method="get" action="/myController/myAction/">
        <input type="submit" value="button text goes here" />

    In response to cdmckay's answer, here's an alternative code that uses the TagBuilder class instead of a regular StringBuilder to build the form, mostly for clarity.

    using System.Web.Mvc;
    using System.Web.Mvc.Html;
    using System.Web.Routing;
    namespace MvcApplication1
        public static class HtmlExtensions
            public static string ActionButton(this HtmlHelper helper, string value,
                                  string action, string controller, object routeValues)
                var a = (new UrlHelper(helper.ViewContext.RequestContext))
                            .Action(action, controller, routeValues);
                var form = new TagBuilder("form");
                form.Attributes.Add("method", "get");
                form.Attributes.Add("action", a);
                var input = new TagBuilder("input");
                input.Attributes.Add("type", "submit");
                input.Attributes.Add("value", value);
                form.InnerHtml = input.ToString(TagRenderMode.SelfClosing);
                return form.ToString(TagRenderMode.Normal);

     I am aware that there might be quite a lot of overhead in this code, but I am expecting that you won't need to run it a lot of times on each page. In case you do, there is probably a bunch of optimizations that you could do.

      Modified On Apr-05-2018 11:10:47 PM