Posting form using anchor tag

Hi,

I am using the following to post the form:

 @using (Ajax.BeginForm("SendMessage", "User", null,
                                    new AjaxOptions
                                    {
                                        HttpMethod = "POST",
                                        OnSuccess = "jsMessageSent"
                                    })) {
<input placeholder="Message Subject" class="msg-subject" name="subject" />
 <input type="submit" value="Send" class="send-message" onclick="jsCloseComposeMessage();" />}


BUT I want to post this form using anchor tag instead of input type submit

I tried

 @Ajax.ActionLink("testing_Send", "SendMessage", "User", new { subject ="dines"}, new AjaxOptions { HttpMethod = "POST" })

but its becomes querystring.

Please note that I don't want to change my way of implementing ajax i.e Ajax.BeginForm
because it has been  implemented on various places on the project.

Please help!

regards
meetDinesh
Dinesh KumarAsked:
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Gurvinder Pal SinghCommented:
make it (assuming that link id is testing_Send)

$("#testing_Send").attr("href", "javascript:postForm()");

postForm()
{
 $.ajax({
  type: 'POST',
  url: url,
  data: data,
  success: success,
  dataType: "html"
});
}
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Gurvinder Pal SinghCommented:
check this link too
http://net.tutsplus.com/tutorials/javascript-ajax/submit-a-form-without-page-refresh-using-jquery/

it tells how to submit a form using jquery post without refreshing the page
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Dinesh KumarAuthor Commented:
you are right but this solution does not use

Ajax.BeginForm
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Dinesh KumarAuthor Commented:
one of my colleagues, Amit,  sorted out this the following way:
   <div class="msg-rply-container">
                        <input type="submit" value="Send" class="send-message" />                      
                        <a href="javascript:postMessage();">testing_Send</a>
                    </div>
                    <script language="javascript" type="text/javascript">
                        function postMessage() {
                            $("#SendMessage9").submit(); //submits the form
                            jsCloseComposeMessage();
                        }
                    </script>

its working cool in all browsers. thanks Amit.
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Gurvinder Pal SinghCommented:
but you are not using "Ajax.BeginForm" here also!!
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Dinesh KumarAuthor Commented:
The complete code is:

            <div class="abc">
                @using (Ajax.BeginForm("actionName", "User", null,
                                    new AjaxOptions
                                    {
                                        HttpMethod = "POST",
                                        OnSuccess = "ok"

                                    }, new { id = "SendMessage9" }))
                {
                    <div class="popup-top-container">
                        <div class="popup-prodetails">
                            <div class="top-txt">
                                Messaging to:</div>
                            <div class="msg-container">
                                <input type="text" class="userid" name="receiver" placeholder="Type your Friends Names Here" />
                                <div class="user-select-opt">                
                  </div>
                            </div>
                        </div>
                        <div class="popup-cancel-btn">
                            <input type="button" value="CANCEL" onclick="jsCloseComposeMessage();" class="popup-cancel2" />
                        </div>
                    </div>
                    <div>
                        <input placeholder="Message Subject" class="msg-subject" name="subject" />
                    </div>
                 
                    <div class="msg-rply-container">
                        <input type="submit" value="Send" class="send-message" />                      
                        <a href="javascript:postMessage();">Checking</a>
                    </div>
                    <script language="javascript" type="text/javascript">
                        function postMessage() {
                            $("#SendMessage9").submit();
                            jsCloseComposeMessage();
                        }
                    </script>
                }
            </div>
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Dinesh KumarAuthor Commented:
This solution worked well.
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