Javascript – C# if statement within Javascript, Razor/MVC3

asp.net-mvc-3c++javascriptrazor

Ok, so I'm trying to use an "if" statement within my javascript. Depending on a boolean in my model, a function should return some html or an empty string. This is basically what I want to do:

function getSomeHtml() {
var myHtml = '';
@if(Model.UseSomeNiceHtml)
{
<text> 
myHtml += '<div> <p class="label">Whatever</p></div>'; 
</text>
}
return myHtml;
}

Similar code works really well when using a foreach loop (basically replacing if with foreach in the example above). With the if statement I get the error "Encountered end tag "text" with no matching start tag. Are your start/end tags properly balanced?". When I remove the <text> tags I get the error "Too many characters in character literal".

Could anyone point me in the right direction?

Thank you! 🙂

Best Solution

Ok, here's something that works for me. Tested just now.

function getSomeHtml() {
    var myHtml = '';
    @{
        if (Model.UseSomeNiceHtml)
        {
            <text> 
            myHtml += '<div> <p class="label">Whatever</p></div>'; 
            </text>
        }
    }
    return myHtml;
}

I added an extra set of {}.