Last Updated: February 25, 2016
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· st3v3nhunt

Generate html attributes with dash through C# view engines

How do you generate attributes for html elements that have a dash (-) in them through a C# view template engine while using object initialiser syntax?

Use an underscore (_) instead.

An example. In a Razor view using the Html.ActionLink(...) helper to create an anchor element with an attribute called 'data-values' the code would be:

@Html.ActionLink(
  "link text",
  "actionName",
  new { Model.Id },
  new { data_values = "some-value-for-the-data" })

Sourced from https://stackoverflow.com/questions/9444805/how-to-specify-data-attributes-in-razor-e-g-data-externalid-23151-on-this/9444822#9444822