You use HTML helpers in a view to render HTML content. An HTML helper, in most cases, is just a method that returns a string.
You can build an entire ASP.NET MVC application without using a single HTML helper; however, HTML helpers make your life as a developer easier. By taking advantage of helpers, you can build your views with far less work.
In this chapter, you learn about the standard HTML helpers included with the ASP.NET MVC framework. You learn how to use the standard helpers to render HTML links and HTML form elements.
You also learn how to create custom helpers. ...