[DevTip] ASP.NET MVC shows placeholder with ‘broken’ font



[Required][DataType(DataType.Text)][Display(Name="Your company's name")]publicstringCompanyName{ get;set;}


@Html.TextBoxFor(m => m.CompanyName,new{@class="account-input",@placeholder=@Html.DisplayNameFor(m => m.CompanyName),@id="companyname"})

It will be rendered like this:

input placeholder text

html output:

<input class="account-input" data-val="true" data-val-required="The Your company's name field is required." id="companyname" name="CompanyName" placeholder="Your company&amp;#39;s name" type="text" value="">

It should be look like this:

Your company’s name

Why is the text does not render correctly and how can I prevent this?


if you wrap HttpUtility.HtmlDecode around your place holder:

@Html.TextBoxFor(m => m.CompanyName,new{@class="account-input",@placeholder=HttpUtility.HtmlDecode(Html.DisplayNameFor(x => x.CompanyName).ToHtmlString()),@id="companyname"})

the placeholder returns as: placeholder=”Your company’s name”.

Note: remembe to using System.Web namespace


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