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why can't i use HtmlHelper in a class that extends ViewUserControl??

Posted By:      Posted Date: August 24, 2010    Points: 0   Category :ASP.Net


I'm trying to override all the Html.TextBoxFor etc. methods.  I want to make them non-static methods in a class that extends ViewUserControl.  But, according to intellisense, Html does have access to these methods; they simply don't appear.  So basically I want to do something like:

public MvcHtmlString TextBoxFor<TModel, TProperty>(string id, Expression<Func<TModel, TProperty>> expression)
            string uniqueId = this.ClientID + "_" + id;
            return Html.TextBoxFor(expression, new { id = uniqueId });

But I'm not getting the syntax right.

Basically just trying to wrap the TextBoxFor call so that my ViewUserControl can drop in a unique id each time.

Can you help?

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