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  • Daniel Jensen 28 posts 159 karma points
    Sep 11, 2019 @ 13:56
    Daniel Jensen

    How to return view with a model from Surface controller

    Hi, I'm trying to post form data to a surface controller, and return a view saying something like "thanks for your form data entry {Name}".

    This is what my code is boiled down to: (It should illustrate what I wish to achieve)

    namespace Cookie.Web.Controllers
      public class WizardSurfaceController : SurfaceController
          public ActionResult PassFormData()
            var formData = Request.Form;
            var name = formData["name"];
            var address = formData["address"];
            var email = formData["email"];
            var wvm = new WizardViewModel()
                Name = name,
                Address = address,
                Email = email
            return View("~/Views/statusPage.cshtml", wvm);
      public class WizardViewModel
          public string Name { get; set; }
          public string Address { get; set; }
          public string Email { get; set; }

    How do i pass data to my view? Its not a partial view, so it should also inherit the layout.

    If I try to run the snippet above, I just get this:

    Compiler Error Message: CS0115: 'PageViewsstatusPagecshtml.Execute()': no suitable method found to override

  • Shaishav Karnani from 347 posts 1624 karma points
    Sep 12, 2019 @ 05:36
    Shaishav Karnani from

    Hi Daniel,

    You need to return CurrentUmbracoPage();

    This is good article that shows how to pass data back to the front-end.



  • Daniel Jensen 28 posts 159 karma points
    Sep 12, 2019 @ 09:52
    Daniel Jensen

    @Shaishav It didn't seem to work with using the CurrentUmbracoPage(); It throws this error:

    System.InvalidOperationException: Can only use UmbracoPageResult in the context of an Http POST when using a SurfaceController form

    But RedirectToUmbracoPage(id, querystring); did work. It's however not quite what I was looking for. It will probably work if I either pass the data in the query string, or store it in the db, and pull it out in the razor template. It just seems farfetched from best practice.

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