Convincing Razor to Recognize All of Your Expression
Razor's ability to distinguish between code and HTML/text often looks like magic to me. However, like any good magic act, I'm sometimes surprised by the results I get. For example, this code in a View didn't give me the results I expected:
@SalesOrder.CustomerName & " -- unknown"
Instead of getting the customer's name followed by " -- unknown", I got this:
Peter Vogel & " -- unknown"
Razor had decided that my expression ended at the space before my ampersand. Fortunately, to tell Razor where the real end of my expression is, I just have to include the whole expression in parentheses. This code solved my problem:
@(SalesOrder.CustomerName & " -- unknown")
Now I get:
Peter Vogel – unknown
which is precisely what I want.
Posted by Peter Vogel on 09/14/2015 at 2:19 PM