ActionLink htmlAttributes “data-“

The problem is that your anonymous object property data-icon has an invalid name. C# properties cannot have dashes in their names. There are two ways you can get around that:

Use an underscore instead of dash (MVC will automatically replace the underscore with a dash in the emitted HTML):

@Html.ActionLink("Edit","edit","markets",new{ id =1},new{@class="ui-btn-right", data_icon="gear"})
 

Use the overload that takes in a dictionary:

@Html.ActionLink("Edit", "edit", "markets",
      new { id = 1 },
      new Dictionary<string, object> { { "class", "ui-btn-right" }, { "data-icon", "gear" } });

source: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/4108943/actionlink-htmlattributes

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