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How can I call a javascript function within a view(cshtml) and pass some string variables (defined in the view)to be used as parameters for the function call?

Say the function javascriptFunction uses 2 parameter. I will usually call it as
javascriptFunction('param1', 'param2')
But now I want to pass it some variables.

string y = "this is a string"
string x = "another"
javascriptFunction(y, x)

I have tried
javascriptFunction(@y, @x)
javascriptFunction('@y', '@x')
but these do not work
Posted 8-Jan-13 11:28am
Member 8044586 8-Jan-13 17:29pm
javascriptFunction('@y', '@x') gives me a syntax error during compilation

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Solution 1

You need to pass the values in through a model, then @Model.X and @Model.Y will work. Where do x and y come from ? If they are javascript variables, then remove the @, which tells the compiler to use Razor, when you want local values.
Member 8044586 8-Jan-13 17:43pm
x and y are variables derived in my view. I tried creating passing the values to the model and calling @Model.X but got the same error. It is a syntax error.
Christian Graus 8-Jan-13 17:47pm
Perhaps if you told us what the error is ? And the actual code that creates them and where it lives ?
Member 8044586 8-Jan-13 17:51pm
The code is <input type="button" önclick="javascript: function('param1', @Model.temp);" value="Test" />. The error simply says: Syntax error with red markings before the @symbol and after closing the parentheses. So the markings surround @Model.temp)
Christian Graus 8-Jan-13 18:08pm
You do need quotes. '@Model.temp'. The value will get rendered without quotes. This is a run time error ?
Christian Graus 8-Jan-13 18:09pm
Also, as you have quotes, param1 will be passed as "param1", not the value in a param named that.
Member 8044586 8-Jan-13 20:29pm
when I have it as <input type="button" önclick="javascript: function('param1', '@Model.temp');" value="Test" />, i get the error: Unterminated string constant Expected ')' with with red markings before the @symbol; and the quote before the close of the parentheses generates another error: Unterminated string constant
Christian Graus 8-Jan-13 21:08pm
Edit your post to show your whole page so we can see what is going on.
Christian Graus 8-Jan-13 21:08pm
I would also suggest trying to make your click event call a function that you define further down on the page

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