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This uses the basic @variableName syntax. This will result in encoding html, so tags in that variable will be shown as html-source.

  • this is text, it doesn't have tags
  • this string <em>has</em> html <strong>tags</strong>

<ul>
  <li>@normalText</li>
  <li>@htmlText</li>
</ul>

Encode using @Html.Raw(...)

  • this is text, it doesn't have tags
  • this string has html tags

<ul>
  <li>@Html.Raw(normalText)</li>
  <li>@Html.Raw(htmlText)</li>
</ul>

Add "uncontrolled" html using @:...

Sometimes you need to conditionally add tags, in which case Razor cannot verify that open/close of tags is correct. This would normally throw an error. so you need @:.

This is randomly bold or not, depending on a random event. If it's bold, you'll see a strong tag around it, otherwise not.

<div>
  @{ var makeBold = new System.Random().NextDouble() > 0.5; }
  @if (makeBold) { 
    @:<strong> 
  }
    This is randomly bold or not, depending on a random event. If it's bold, you'll see a <code>strong</code> tag around it, otherwise not.
  @if (makeBold) { 
    @:</strong>
  }
</div>

Source Code of this file

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@inherits Custom.Hybrid.Razor14
<!-- unimportant stuff, hidden -->
@{
  var normalText = "this is text, it doesn't have tags";
  var htmlText = "this string <em>has</em> html <strong>tags</strong>";
}
Show a variable @Html.Partial("../shared... <!-- unimportant stuff, hidden -->


<ul>
  <li>@normalText</li>
  <li>@htmlText</li>
</ul>



Encode using @@Html.Raw(...)

<ul>
  <li>@Html.Raw(normalText)</li>
  <li>@Html.Raw(htmlText)</li>
</ul>



<hr>
<h2>Add "uncontrolled" html using <code>@@:...</code></h2>
<p>
  Sometimes you need to conditionally add tags, in which case Razor cannot verify that open/close of tags is correct.
  This would normally throw an error. so you need <code>@@:</code>. 
</p>

<div>
  @{ var makeBold = new System.Random().NextDouble() > 0.5; }
  @if (makeBold) { 
    @:<strong> 
  }
    This is randomly bold or not, depending on a random event. If it's bold, you'll see a <code>strong</code> tag around it, otherwise not.
  @if (makeBold) { 
    @:</strong>
  }
</div>



<!-- unimportant stuff, hidden -->