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Display External Links within a View
Sometimes within a View, a requirement dictates the use of links to sites external to the current project.
Since Html.ActionLink() doesn’t allow for a target to an external site, I satisfied the requirement using the following approach.
First, I stored with each record needing an external link the link properties and retrieved them using LINQ.
Within the view, instead of using the Html.ActionLink(), I used a simple tag with a call to Html.Raw().