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Add a css class with Html.RouteLink

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Hi,

Does anyone know how I can add a class to the link rendered using the Html.RouteLink helper method in ASP.Net MVC, it has the htmlAttributes object as the last parameter which I assumed I would be able to use, but since class is obviously a reserved word, I cannot supply this as one of the properties on the object.
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I just recently watched the videos in the asp.net page about mvc. You basically wish to add an css link to a page dynamically in an mvc application correct?

Cant you just add the html css link in the view and databind it into the head section?

This is however just a guess since I also am new to the MVC development structure.

With kind regards,

Kevin Hendricks
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Hi,  

Thanks for your response.  Let me give a little more detail.  I do not want to hardcode links to my controller actions into the views so I am using the Html.RouteLink to render out the anchor tags to specific routes passing a RouteValueDictionary specifying the controller, action and parameters.  

One overload of this helper method allows you to pass an object with any html attributes you wish to decorate the anchor tag with when it is rendered.  Unfortunately I wish to add a "class" attribute, and since this is a reserved word in C# I cannot add it to the object without a compiler error! (see code snippet).  The only way round this that I can think of is to capitalise the "C" of class, but this isn't ideal as my html will no longer validate as XHTML strict, so ideally I would like to have a solution which doesn't compromise the markup.
<%= Html.RouteLink("Click me!", "MyRoute", new { controller = "Home", action = "Index", Id = 12 }, new { class = "play" }) %>

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Someone kindly answered this for me on stackoverflow.  The solution is to prefix "class" with an @ see the code snippet below
<%= Html.RouteLink("Click me!", "MyRoute", new { controller = "Home", action = "Index", Id = 12 }, new { @class = "play" }) %>

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I understand your problem but to be honest I have to less of experience using MVC to come up with an good solution.

Please reply an solution if you found one since this cached my interest.

Thank you in advanced.
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