MVC View Button Click - Open in a new window or tab

Crystal Rouse
Crystal Rouse used Ask the Experts™
I have buttons using URL.Action and cannot get them to open in a new tab.  I've tried target=_blank with no luck!

 <button class="btn btn-info" style ="width:90px;" onclick="location.href='@Url.Action("LocationDetails", "Location", new
                                                                                                                 { id =                                                                                                 

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<button /> tags don't have a target attribute, only <a /> tags  do. If you want to keep a button, then you'll need to use Javascript. However, since it appears that you're using Bootstrap, <a /> tags can be styled to look like buttons. You could do:

<a href="@Url.Action("LocationDetails", "Location", new { id = })" class="btn btn-info" target="_blank">Details</a>

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I advise against using a style attribute unless you really need to. Usually with Bootstrap you don't really need to. "Buttons" in Bootstrap will size to fit their text.
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Thanks!  I ended up using but I'll this out as well!

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