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Link.To(...) / @Link.To(...) Method in Dynamic Code

Basically you can always link around to other pages, websites or views using normal <a href="...">text</a> html. And often you just want to add some parameters to the current Url like ?id=27 - but the behavior of this can be very different depending on the Dnn settings. The Link.To method on the Link object helps you handle this.

Note: Dnn often has a problem with links, because depending on what page you are on, the bbehavior is a bit different. This is especially important on the home page. Use @Link.To(...) to make sure everything works no matter what.

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Purpose of Link.To(...)

The Link.To can be used for the following scenarios

  1. Linking to another page in the system, of which you know only the page-id
  2. Linking to the current page but adding various parameters
  3. Linking to an API endpoint, for example an XML RSS feed

How to use

Here's a quick example of using the Link object in a Razor template:

<a href="@Link.To(parameters: "id=" + item.EntityId)">

This example creates a link to the current page, adding either ?id=27 or /id/27, depending on the Dnn configuration.

How it works

The Link-object is always available in all Razor-templates. Internally it uses the Dnn and Oqtane APIs to get the correct url.

Using @Link.To() for Pages / Parameters


@Link.To(parameters: "id=17")
@Link.To(parameters: "id=403&category=all")

Linking to a target element with an assigned id

For reference, see HTML Link Bookmarks


Let's assume you've build a target like this

    <div id="@("person-" + person.EntityId)">

Then to link straight there in the same page

    <a href="@Link.To(parameters: "#person-" + person.EntityId)">

Or on another page

    <a href="@Link.To(pageId: 40, parameters: "#person-" + person.EntityId)">

Linking to APIs ✨ new!

This was introduced in 2sxc 12.02, since APIs are becoming more important. Here's an example from the Blog 5:

<a href='@Link.To(api: "api/Blog/Rss", parameters: filteredCategory == null ? "" : "category=" + filteredCategory.Key)' target="_blank">
  <i class="fas fa-rss align-self-center text-white"></i>

Notes and Clarifications

The Link-Object is of type ILinkService.

Enforced Parameter Naming

To promote long term API stability, we require all parameters to be named when used. This allows us to add further parameters later on, and the calls will still work.

<!-- this will work -->
@Link.To(parameters: "id=17")
@Link.To(parameters: "id=403&category=all")

<!-- new in 2sxc 9.5.1 -->
@Link.To(pageId: 40, parameters: "id=403&category=all")

<!-- this won't work -->

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  1. Introduced in 2sxc 8.4
  2. Enhanced in 2sxc 9.5.1 with parameter pageId
  3. Added api parameter in v12.02 to allow linking to APIs