Using MVC How Do Get the C# Controller to Know Which Button You Clicked?

I am working on a MVC project.  When I click the New Button.  I want the controller to recognize the button I clicked.  I have both a New Button and a Save Button.  How do you pass back to the controller the button id that was clicked on?


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Duy PhamFreelance IT ConsultantCommented:
Why don't you simply pass an extra parameter to determine the source button?
If both your New Button and Save Button are form submitting buttons, add an extra form field, then set value for it before submitting form.
If your buttons are Link button, when generate the link using Html.Action, add extra routeValues
Just give the buttons a name attribute.  It will automatically post back to the server like any other field.
If you're using "input" buttons, then it will send the text of the button.

If you're using <button> elements, then put the value to whatever you want.

If you set both of them to "name='buttonPressed'" for example, then you'll have that in the controller like you would any other part of the model or std form field.
SwapnilSoftware ArchitectCommented:
Hi Daniel,

In your view put both the control with same "name" attribute, in below case it is action
<input name="Action" type="submit" id="btnNew" value="New" />
<input name="Action" type="submit" id="btnSave" value="Save" />

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Then in your controller get the value of Action. Only the button clicked will pass its value.

public ActionResult Index(string Action)
    switch (Action)
        case "New":
            // To Do
        case "Save":
            // To Do
        //To Do...

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