MVC3: How do I call a controller action from JavaScript?

Posted on 2011-09-26
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
I nneed to write a JavaScript function that can call mt Controller's Action and use the result. We are using JSON, Ajax and jqGrid. But I need to override some default behavior with my own function.

Please explain how to do that.

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binaryevo earned 500 total points
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Rather simple really.  All you need to do is use jQuery.Ajax.  I have provided an example below:
            type: "GET",
            dataType: "json",
            data: ({ id: myTestId }),
            url: "/controllers/action",
            cache: false,
            success: function (data) {

               if (data != null) {

            error: function (xhr, ajaxOptions, thrownError) {
                alert("Status: " + xhr.statusText + " ; Thrown Error: " + thrownError);

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binaryevo earned 500 total points
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Sorry here is the controller code:

        public JsonResult FilterDetails(int? id)
                      var item = from a in _areaRepository.Filters(Convert.ToInt32(id))
                       select new IndexViewModel

                         return Json(item, JsonRequestBehavior.AllowGet);


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