ASP.Net MVC 4 Form with 2 submit buttons/actions

I have a form in ASP.Net and razor.

I need to have two ways of submitting said form: one that goes through the Edit action, and another that goes through the Validate action.

How should I go about doing this?

I don’t mind using JavaScript for this.


Using the custom attribute I get this error.

The current request for action ‘Resultados’ on controller type ‘InspecoesController’ is ambiguous between the following action methods:
System.Web.Mvc.ActionResult Validar(System.Collections.Generic.ICollection1[Waveform.IEP.Intus.Server.Web.ViewModels.ResultadoViewModel]) on type Waveform.IEP.Intus.Server.Web.Controllers.InspecoesController
System.Web.Mvc.ActionResult Resultados(System.Collections.Generic.ICollection
1[Waveform.IEP.Intus.Server.Web.ViewModels.ResultadoViewModel]) on type Waveform.IEP.Intus.Server.Web.Controllers.InspecoesController


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Method 1

That’s what we have in our applications:

public class HttpParamActionAttribute : ActionNameSelectorAttribute
    public override bool IsValidName(ControllerContext controllerContext, string actionName, MethodInfo methodInfo)
        if (actionName.Equals(methodInfo.Name, StringComparison.InvariantCultureIgnoreCase))
            return true;

        var request = controllerContext.RequestContext.HttpContext.Request;
        return request[methodInfo.Name] != null;

Actions decorated with it:
public ActionResult Save(MyModel model)
    // ...

public ActionResult Publish(MyModel model)
    // ...

@using (@Html.BeginForm())
    <!-- form content here -->
    <input type="submit" name="Save" value="Save" />
    <input type="submit" name="Publish" value="Publish" />

name attribute of submit button should match action/method name

This way you do not have to hard-code urls in javascript

Method 2

You can do it with jquery, just put two methods to submit for to diffrent urls, for example with this form:

<form id="myForm">
    <%-- form data inputs here ---%>
    <button id="edit">Edit</button>
    <button id="validate">Validate</button>

you can use this script (make sure it is located in the View, in order to use the Url.Action attribute):
<script type="text/javascript">
      $("#edit").click(function() {
          var form = $("form#myForm");
          form.attr("action", "@Url.Action("Edit","MyController")");

      $("#validate").click(function() {
          var form = $("form#myForm");
          form.attr("action", "@Url.Action("Validate","MyController")");

Method 3

If you are working in with razor, and you want to control multiple submit button event.then this answer will guide you. Lets for example we have two button, one button will redirect us to “PageA.cshtml” and other will redirect us to “PageB.cshtml”.

  if (IsPost)
<form method="post">
   <input type="submit" value="button_A" name="btn"/>;
   <input type="submit" value="button_B" name="btn"/>;          

Method 4

Here is a good eplanation:
ASP.NET MVC – Multiple buttons in the same form

In 2 words:
you may analize value of submitted button in yout action
make separate actions with your version of ActionMethodSelectorAttribute (which I personaly prefer and suggest).

Method 5

With HTML5 you can use button[formaction]:

<form action="Edit">
  <button type="submit">Submit</button> <!-- Will post to default action "Edit" -->
  <button type="submit" formaction="Validate">Validate</button> <!-- Will override default action and post to "Validate -->

Method 6

<input type="submit" value="Create" name="button"/>
<input type="submit" value="Reset" name="button" />

write the following code in Controler.

        public ActionResult Login(string button)
            switch (button)
                case "Create":
                    return RedirectToAction("Deshboard", "Home");
                case "Reset":
                    return RedirectToAction("Login", "Home");

            return View();

Method 7

We can have this in 2 ways,

Either have 2 form submissions within the same View and having 2 Action methods at the controller but you will need to have the required fields to be submitted with the form to be placed within

ex is given here with code Multiple forms in view mvc with multiple submit buttons


Have 2 or multiple submit buttons say btnSubmit1 and btnSubmit2 and check on the Action method which button was clicked using the code

if (Request.Form["btnSubmit1"] != null)
if (Request.Form["btnSubmit2"] != null)

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