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Link / ActionViewHelper

A view helper for creating links to extbase actions.


link to the show-action of the current controller

<f:link.action action="show">action link</f:link.action>


action link</f:link.action>
(depending on the current page and your TS configuration)

  • Tag usage example

    <f:link.action additionalAttributes="{foo: 'bar'}" data="{foo: 'bar'}" action="NULL" arguments="{foo: 'bar'}" controller="NULL" extensionName="NULL" pluginName="NULL" pageUid="123" pageType="123" noCache="1" noCacheHash="1" section="''" format="''" linkAccessRestrictedPages="1" additionalParams="{foo: 'bar'}" absolute="1" addQueryString="1" argumentsToBeExcludedFromQueryString="{foo: 'bar'}" addQueryStringMethod="NULL" class="NULL" dir="NULL" id="NULL" lang="NULL" style="NULL" title="NULL" accesskey="NULL" tabindex="123" onclick="NULL" name="NULL" rel="NULL" rev="NULL" target="NULL">
    	<!-- tag content - may be ignored! -->
  • Inline usage example

    {f:link.action(additionalAttributes: {foo: 'bar'}, data: {foo: 'bar'}, action: 'NULL', arguments: {foo: 'bar'}, controller: 'NULL', extensionName: 'NULL', pluginName: 'NULL', pageUid: 123, pageType: 123, noCache: 1, noCacheHash: 1, section: '''', format: '''', linkAccessRestrictedPages: 1, additionalParams: {foo: 'bar'}, absolute: 1, addQueryString: 1, argumentsToBeExcludedFromQueryString: {foo: 'bar'}, addQueryStringMethod: 'NULL', class: 'NULL', dir: 'NULL', id: 'NULL', lang: 'NULL', style: 'NULL', title: 'NULL', accesskey: 'NULL', tabindex: 123, onclick: 'NULL', name: 'NULL', rel: 'NULL', rev: 'NULL', target: 'NULL')}


Argument Description Type

If set, the URI of the rendered link is absolute


Keyboard shortcut to access this element


Target action


If set, the current query parameters will be kept in the URI


Set which parameters will be kept. Only active if $addQueryString = TRUE


Additional tag attributes. They will be added directly to the resulting HTML tag.


additional query parameters that won't be prefixed like $arguments (overrule $arguments)




arguments to be removed from the URI. Only active if $addQueryString = TRUE


CSS class(es) for this element


Target controller. If NULL current controllerName is used


Additional data-* attributes. They will each be added with a "data-" prefix.


Text direction for this HTML element. Allowed strings: "ltr" (left to right), "rtl" (right to left)


Target Extension Name (without "tx_" prefix and no underscores). If NULL the current extension name is used


The requested format, e.g. ".html


Unique (in this file) identifier for this HTML element.


Language for this element. Use short names specified in RFC 1766


If set, links pointing to access restricted pages will still link to the page even though the page cannot be accessed.


Specifies the name of an anchor


set this to disable caching for the target page. You should not need this.


set this to suppress the cHash query parameter created by TypoLink. You should not need this.


JavaScript evaluated for the onclick event


type of the target page. See typolink.parameter


target page. See TypoLink destination


Target plugin. If empty, the current plugin name is used


Specifies the relationship between the current document and the linked document


Specifies the relationship between the linked document and the current document


the anchor to be added to the URI


Individual CSS styles for this element


Specifies the tab order of this element


Specifies where to open the linked document


Tooltip text of element

Required attribute

Revision history

commit 27bbf6507db26ae9d53054ce908df203beefc3c8
Author: Bastian Waidelich <*****>
Date:   Sat May 16 18:43:53 2009 +0000

     * !!!changed view helpers once again!!! link view helpers reside in the link subfolder now. For each link view helper there is a corresponding uri helper now. Check out for a working example.
     * TagBuilder->setContent does not apply htmlspecialchar() on the the tag contents, as that does not really makes sense - if you really need to escape tag contents, you gotta do it yourself now.

commit f994c8de311093b7ccc853be034185b7133bbdb6
Author: Sebastian Kurfürst <*****>
Date:   Sun May 17 19:43:45 2009 +0000

    * Fixed ViewHelpers to match the new URIHelper

commit 8e91de1cb92b371c72dab359e7b72da8639728dc
Author: Bastian Waidelich <*****>
Date:   Mon May 18 08:31:44 2009 +0000

    * Removed debug output from Tx_Fluid_ViewHelpers_Uri_ActionViewHelper.
    * Controller-Fallback is not required anymore, it is done in the URIHelper of Extbase
    * Tx_Fluid_ViewHelpers_Link_PageViewHelper now uses the URIHelper directly instead of referring to the corresponding URI ViewHelper

commit 50af6b9c08d04e3e1d4ce56a499a9a3d4b84efc3
Author: Sebastian Kurfürst <*****>
Date:   Thu May 28 21:45:46 2009 +0000

    * Backported major changes from Fluid v5 to Fluid v4
    * !!! Many of these changes are not backwards-compatible! Please read this if you have written custom ViewHelpers!
    * Introduced Shorthand Syntax for calling ViewHelpers
    * Core:
    ** Lots of internal cleanup and refactorings.
    ** !!! Complete restructuring into subpackages.
    * ViewHelpers:
    ** !!! The base classes of ViewHelpers changed to Tx_Fluid_Core_ViewHelper_AbstractViewHelper and Tx_Fluid_Core_ViewHelper_TagBasedViewHelper. Please adjust your ViewHelpers!
    ** !!! $this->variableContainer has been renamed to $this->templateVariableContainer
    ** !!! the view is not in $this->variableContainer anymore. Currently there is no way to fetch the View from a ViewHelper.
    ** Introduced a new $this->controllerContext containing the context variables of the controller
    ** !!! The request can be now found in $this->controllerContext->getRequest()
    ** !!! The URIHelper has been renamed to URIBuilder and can be now found in $this->controllerContext->getURIBuilder()
    ** Introduced a new ViewHelperVariableContainer, available in $this->viewHelperVariableContainer to pass data between ViewHelpers. Should only be needed in very rare cases.
    ** !!! Removed <f:format.htmlEscape> ViewHelper! Please remove these declarations in your template! Escaping of object accessors is now automatically done, see next point.
    * !!! ObjectAccessors {...} are now automatically HTMLspecialChar'd if not used as an argument to a ViewHelper. This is done using a new ObjectAccessorPostProcessor. Lateron, this will be made configurable.

commit 94baa46997eb185ce80e004daa9ca35c4a8d3600
Author: Bastian Waidelich <*****>
Date:   Mon Jun 15 12:03:04 2009 +0000

    tx_fluid: (fresh backport from Fluid Package r2609 with FluidBackporter r2611):
      [FIX] Fluid (Core): Set controller context only if not null. This needs to be done for rendering contexts without a controller context  (e.g. in a service)
      [TASK] Fluid (Core): Fixed a few doc comments
      [TASK] Fluid (Core): Removed commented-out code as it was obsolete
    other changes in tx_fluid:
      * AbstractFormViewHelper: Removed persistenceManager-dependency. getName() and getValue() now return correct values for domain objects. Resolves #3651
      * Adjusted doc comments of ImageViewHelper. Resolves #3394
      * Fixed a few more doc comments

commit 9cc19bb3665ccc1331ab88748510f8bf9c52dbd9
Author: Bastian Waidelich <*****>
Date:   Sun Aug 9 19:34:06 2009 +0000

    [+FEATURE] Fluid (ViewHelpers): Added "absolute" argument to link.action and uri.action viewhelpers. Resolves #4202.

commit ebb9b4b164e99fe7f9d3cd95af6f464f6f6ca846
Author: Bastian Waidelich <*****>
Date:   Mon Aug 31 19:10:20 2009 +0000

    [FEATURE] Fluid (ViewHelpers): Backported checkbox & radio form viewHelpers from Fluid
    [-BUGFIX] Fluid (ViewHelpers): Removed unused "options"-argument from formViewHelper
    [+FEATURE] Fluid (ViewHelpers): Added "actionUri"-argument to formViewHelper which allows to explicitly set the forms action attribute
    [~TASK] Fluid (ViewHelpers): Adapted viewHelpers to latest changes of UriBuilder (Extbase revision 1179)
    [~BUGFIX] Fluid (ViewHelpers): SubmitViewHelper now correctly extends Tx_Fluid_ViewHelpers_Form_AbstractFormFieldViewHelper
    [-TASK] Fluid (Tests): Removed obsolete file ViewHelperBaseTestcase_testcase.php

commit f5ec0187ec2ad9fc06fa5f1439bc183a917295b5
Author: Bastian Waidelich <*****>
Date:   Fri Sep 4 16:08:17 2009 +0000

    [+FEATURE] Fluid (ViewHelpers): added "format" argument to action- and page-viewHelpers. Now you can create links like "<f:link.action format="xml" />"
    [~TASK] Fluid (Tests): Adapted ViewHelperBaseTestcase to the latest Exbase changes

commit d5c99295afc370fc6bc1259f1fd131180605395a
Author: Sebastian Kurfürst <*****>
Date:   Tue Oct 20 03:39:21 2009 +0000

    * Fixed doc comments
    * Raised version to 0.9.10

commit df94c3e60a018ac1ad145e9df96e763a015ccf04
Author: Bastian Waidelich <*****>
Date:   Wed Oct 21 16:02:16 2009 +0000

    [+BUGFIX] Fluid: register universal tag attributes in view helper. This resolves #5069.
    [+TASK] Fluid: added some standard tag attributes to, link.action and link.external view helpers (backported from v5)

commit 186bdaeac89820779f91853b830cc95d60c7ad58
Author: Bastian Waidelich <*****>
Date:   Tue Jul 13 09:42:26 2010 +0000

    [-TASK] Fluid: R*****@version annotation from all Fluid classes to ease the backporting process. Relates to #8835 (backported from Fluid package)

commit 1d36de6ed90007e324b773782e8f0a1d1c1191a2
Author: Bastian Waidelich <*****>
Date:   Tue Jul 13 10:12:30 2010 +0000

    [-TASK] Fluid: R*****@package/@subpackage annotations from all Fluid classes. They have already been removed in FLOW3 packages in r2813.

commit 2bd9f56a7a820e303cc9ad9900557edb677136a8
Author: Bastian Waidelich <*****>
Date:   Tue Jul 13 14:17:07 2010 +0000

    [+BUGFIX] Fluid: Replaced SplObjectStorage by Tx_Extbase_Persistence_ObjectStorage to be PHP 5.2-compatible (which ships with a broken implementation of SplObjectStorage)
    [!!!][~TASK] Fluid (Core): Renamed ConditionViewHelper and TagBasedViewHelper to Abstract*ViewHelper as per CGL. (backported from Fluid package r4840). To be backwards-compatible, TagBasedViewHelper.php still exists and will write an entry to TYPO3s deprecation log if used. Please adapt your custom ViewHelpers and inherit from AbstractTagBasedViewHelper instead of TagBasedViewHelper. This resolves #8834
    [~TASK] Fluid: Marked vfs unit tests to be skipped, as vfs is not part of v4 (yet)

commit 472451987ca0530fa5828bb0b79fcafa2f905a35
Author: Bastian Waidelich <*****>
Date:   Fri Nov 19 20:58:09 2010 +0000

    [-TASK] Fluid: R*****@scope annotations as they are not used in v4

commit dd8928aed4c119d8db37322acb91ded24ba5cc35
Author: Bastian Waidelich <*****>
Date:   Thu Dec 30 16:21:11 2010 +0000

    [+TASK] Fluid (ViewHelpers): Fix, cleanup and extend inline documentation of ViewHelpers
    Resolves #10908

commit 91ede1eb3b00e4e72c0cb5d74ffd7f5dd60f1782
Author: Sebastian Kurfuerst <*****>
Date:   Mon Jun 20 06:18:30 2011 +0200

    [+BUGFIX] Empty a tag ends with /> instead of </a>
    Change-Id: I209783b91247ae615e9b944665d67c230b861637
    Resolves: #27556

commit fd09d197fa8886b97cb20aa9573f39cd08ce989e
Author: Bastian Waidelich <*****>
Date:   Thu Nov 10 18:27:58 2011 +0100

    [TASK] S*****@author annotations
    This backports three recent changes of the TYPO3.Fluid package:
    - R*****@license annotation from files (290f4f5)
    - Simplify license header in PHP files (14bacba)
    - D*****@author tags from source code (9c2e837)
    This should not contain any functional change!
    Change-Id: I9376dca4af78c4f0f82413011d115b8ad04634dd

commit ec3891d8d4e339d8319428211207e6201be9fd73
Author: Thomas Maroschik <*****>
Date:   Wed Oct 17 21:18:26 2012 +0200

    [TASK][WIP] Move non class code back to source files
    Change-Id: I620d2e61860142cdc89cc83474c95542799961c0

commit 554e8f890dcc0dd86a27518b58e2b54be26fd37e
Author: Thomas Maroschik <*****>
Date:   Wed Oct 17 22:20:17 2012 +0200

    [TASK] Namespace classes
    Change-Id: Ia7432e1c923826ed58206bca15fb94509adbd508

commit 9d46e6932d35c79bf87c96fa38b8e537c4192f23
Author: Alexander Schnitzler <*****>
Date:   Tue Nov 20 16:27:02 2012 +0100

    [CLEANUP] Adjust code to CGL and fix small namespace bugs
    * whitespaces, tabs and blank line issues
    * bool -> boolean
    * int -> integer
    * fix wrong namespace annotations
    Fixes: #43157
    Releases: 6.0
    Change-Id: I8397948e19248db029d8efd1555ee56e4982742d
    Reviewed-by: Helmut Hummel
    Tested-by: Helmut Hummel

commit 77f29a3c69a7cbb27b34072754aa503bace6c9f1
Author: Christian Kuhn <*****>
Date:   Tue Oct 1 14:40:56 2013 +0200

    [TASK] Remove closing PHP tags
    Change-Id: Iaa92566c53301e49396fc9fb26b0b339c48d567b
    Resolves: #52360
    Releases: 6.2
    Reviewed-by: Christian Kuhn
    Tested-by: Christian Kuhn
    Reviewed-by: Ernesto Baschny
    Tested-by: Ernesto Baschny
    Reviewed-by: Anja Leichsenring
    Tested-by: Anja Leichsenring

commit c5b84cd8a3d26aa4c42dbdf10c80883010cc44ce
Author: Stanislas Rolland <*****>
Date:   Fri Jul 19 15:31:09 2013 -0400

    [FEATURE] uriBuilder should honor POST arguments for addQueryString
    Currently the addQueryString option in the uriBuilder only supports
    arguments which are in the query string. Therefore, the pagination
    widget does not work with filtering post requests.
    Solution: Add addQueryStringMethod (already supported by typolink
    configuration) as property of uriBuilder and as argument of the
    following fluid view helpers:
    * link.action
    * uri.action
    * widget.uri
    * widget.pagination
    Add addQueryStringMethod as configuration option of the paginate widget.
    Fixes: #35281
    Fixes: #11441
    Releases: 6.2
    Change-Id: I8f2963fa7467dffcf3b9535d2a41820de8f9930a
    Reviewed-by: Anja Leichsenring
    Tested-by: Anja Leichsenring
    Reviewed-by: Stefano Cecere
    Reviewed-by: Stefan Neufeind
    Reviewed-by: Christian Kuhn
    Tested-by: Christian Kuhn