Html helper does not work with mvc 3?

Jan 20, 2011 at 9:21 PM


I get this error when I try to use Html.Combres link with mvc 3 and razor

Error    3    'System.Web.Mvc.HtmlHelper' does not contain a definition for 'CombresLink' and no extension method 'CombresLink' accepting a first argument of type 'System.Web.Mvc.HtmlHelper' could be found (are you missing a using directive or an assembly reference?)    

In my web.config file I have


                <add namespace="System.Web.Helpers" />
                <add namespace="System.Web.Mvc" />
                <add namespace="System.Web.Mvc.Ajax" />
                <add namespace="System.Web.Mvc.Html" />
                <add namespace="System.Web.Routing" />
                <add namespace="System.Web.WebPages"/>
                <add namespace="Combres.Mvc" />

I need to use
In order to get it to work.

Am I doing something wrong or is something needed to make it work with mvc 3?
Jan 22, 2011 at 11:54 AM

Have you imported Combres.Mvc namespace to the view?

@using Combres.Mvc

Jan 22, 2011 at 6:25 PM

I did the imported  through the web.config file.  I will try that later.

Jan 24, 2011 at 5:42 PM


Have you imported Combres.Mvc namespace to the view?

@using Combres.Mvc


That seems to work but I am wondering why do I have to do that. I though that was the whole point have putting it in the web.config so I don't have to use that statement. I never had to do that in my mvc 2.0 projects.

Jan 24, 2011 at 5:48 PM
Edited Jan 24, 2011 at 5:49 PM

Never mind in mvc 3.0 razor engine you now have to put it in the web.config that is in the views not the root.webconfig


You still seem to need to use html.raw around the html.combresLink when using the razor syntax as it will try to encode it.