Not display/write specific html if model.entity is null


Not display/write specific html if model.entity is null



Normally I work in ASP Classic, and am still a bit green on ASP.Net MVC.

I have my model with its fields or entities (might not be the right word hence why not able to find if previously answered, forgive me), and some of these will have null values such as hyperlinks, email address, specific types of phone numbers, etc.

What I want to do is not write certain blocks of HTML within the foreach loop if a field is empty.

In ASP Classic, I would have written an If statement along the lines of:

<% If RS.field <> NULL then %>HTML with <%=RS.field %><% End If %> <% If RS.field2 <> NULL then %>HTML with <%=RS.field2 %><% End If %> ... 

However, I don't know how to achieve the same result in ASP.Net MVC.

In one of my current usages, a list of sellers returned for a specific set of search results, it runs through a foreach loop and returns the current HTML (in part):

Website: <a class="url" href="<%= seller.ContactWebsite %>" target="_blank" title="Visit the website for  <%= seller.Name %>"><%= seller.ContactWebsite %></a><br /> 

So, if for example I have a field from the model, say seller.ContactWebsite, and this field was NULL, I would not want it to write this as part of the foreach loop.

All answers and assistance appreciated.




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