R – What happened to Html.ActionLink in ASP.NET MVC


I'm reading all of these blogs about using the Html.ActionLink method with lambda expressions. I even saw a ScottGu presentation about it here: http://www.hanselman.com/silverlight/ScottGuAtAltNetConf/

Here's a blog: http://blog.wekeroad.com/blog/aspnet-mvc-preview-using-the-mvc-ui-helpers/

Here's a ScottGu blog about it: http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archive/2007/12/03/asp-net-mvc-framework-part-2-url-routing.aspx

"Can also be written as:

<%= Html.ActionLink("Search Drinks", s => s.Results("Beverages", 2)) %>


With this being such a powerful way to write URL routes – ESPECIALLY since it automatically supports refactoring tools – why is this either apparently missing or so hard to find? I looked at System.Web.Mvc.Html.LinkExtensions in Reflector and I see plenty of ActionLink(this HtmlHelper…) extension methods, but none that are generic.

Anyone have help? Thanks!!

Best Solution

It got moved out to the Futures assembly (Microsoft.Web.Mvc.dll) as, from what I understand, there were some issues the dev team needed to sort through.