How can I load Partial view inside the view?


I am very confuse with this partial view.

I want to load a partial view inside my main view.

Here is the simple example.

I am loading Index.cshtml of the Homecontroller Index action as a main page.

In index.cshtml, I am creating a link via

@Html.ActionLink("load partial view","Load","Home")

in HomeController I am adding a new Action called

public PartialViewResult Load()
    return PartialView("_LoadView");

in _LoadView.cshmtl I am just having a

    Welcome !!

BUT, when run the project, index.cshtml renders first and shows me the link "Load Partial View". when I click on that it goes to new page instade of rendering the welcome message from _LoadView.cshtml into the index.cshtml.

What can be wrong?

Note: I don't want to load page through AJAX or don't want to use Ajax.ActionLink .

This question is tagged with razor

~ Asked on 2011-09-03 20:56:24

The Best Answer is


If you want to load the partial view directly inside the main view you could use the Html.Action helper:

@Html.Action("Load", "Home")

or if you don't want to go through the Load action use the HtmlPartialAsync helper:

@await Html.PartialAsync("_LoadView")

If you want to use Ajax.ActionLink, replace your Html.ActionLink with:

    "load partial view", 
    new AjaxOptions { UpdateTargetId = "result" }

and of course you need to include a holder in your page where the partial will be displayed:

<div id="result"></div>

Also don't forget to include:

<script src="@Url.Content("~/Scripts/jquery.unobtrusive-ajax.js")" type="text/javascript"></script>

in your main view in order to enable Ajax.* helpers. And make sure that unobtrusive javascript is enabled in your web.config (it should be by default):

<add key="UnobtrusiveJavaScriptEnabled" value="true" />

~ Answered on 2011-09-03 21:13:49


I had exactly the same problem as Leniel. I tried fixes suggested here and a dozen other places. The thing that finally worked for me was simply adding


to my layout...

~ Answered on 2013-07-06 16:16:31

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