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How to insert variable value into textbox using Razor in ASP.NET MVC

Emilia Published in 2018-02-13 02:48:26Z

Here is the code for my text box in ASP.NET MVC's Razor markup language:

<div class="form-group">
    @Html.LabelFor(m => m.FullName, new { @class = "col-md-2 control-label" })
    <div class="col-md-10">
        @Html.TextBoxFor(m => m.FullName, new { @class = "form-control" })

Currently, when the user first navigates to the page, the text box is empty.

However, I would like the text box to be filled with the value for m.FullName when the user first navigates to the page. How can I accomplish this?

Tchaps Reply to 2018-02-13 15:04:09Z

I think that you can get the same result using this EditorFor:

  @Html.EditorFor(m => m.FullName, new { htmlAttributes = new { @class = "form-control", @value="full name here" } })

TextBox and Editor are doing almost the same thing in this case ! I this there be not difference here !

Emilia Reply to 2018-02-13 21:37:09Z

The answer ended up being exactly what the commenters suggested. Specifically:

public class MyController : Controller
    public ActionResult Edit(string id)
        // Edit the Microsoft GraphServiceClient user first ...

        // Here is where I went wrong - I didn't pass in myEditedUser
        return View("Edit", myEditedUser);

Now in Edit.cshtml, the following line of code is the first line (note that I am using an ExtendedUser object which inherits from Microsoft.Graph.User:

@model MyProjectName.Models.ExtendedUser

Like the commenters suggested, I didn't have to make any changes to the @LabelFor or @TextBoxFor code, but I just needed to return myEditedUser to the View.

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