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I'm working on a existing project, where we've recently added in MVC, but there's a lot of existing Asp.Net code.  I wanted MVC to generate the link for me instead of hard coding it.  Here's how I did it.  I started by creating a class that implments IViewDataController, so I can construct the helper I need.  Then I can new up the HtmlHelper, set it's Context, and I have access to all of the MVC goodness inside of my old page.

    public class SimpleViewDataContainer : IViewDataContainer
        public SimpleViewDataContainer()
            ViewData = new ViewDataDictionary();
        public ViewDataDictionary ViewData { get; set; }

    HtmlHelper helper = new HtmlHelper(new ViewContext(), new SimpleViewDataContainer());
    helper.ViewContext.HttpContext = new HttpContextWrapper(HttpContext.Current);
    int id = int.Parse(Request["somethingFromQueryString"]);
    Response.Redirect(helper.BuildUrlFromExpression<MyController>(x => x.MyAction(id)));

Posted on Wednesday, January 13, 2010 9:41 PM | Back to top

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