Uncaught SyntaxError: Invalid or unexpected token

Uncaught SyntaxError: Invalid or unexpected token

You should pass @item.email in quotes then it will be treated as string argument

<td><a href ="#"  onclick="Getinfo('@item.email');" >6/16/2016 2:02:29 AM</a>  </td>

Otherwise, it is treated as variable thus error is generated.

Uncaught SyntaxError: Invalid or unexpected token

The accepted answer work when you have a single line string(the email) but if you have a

multiline string, the error will remain.

Please look into this matter:

<!-- start: definition-->
@{
    dynamic item = new System.Dynamic.ExpandoObject();
    item.MultiLineString = @"a multi-line
                             string";
    item.SingleLineString = "a single-line string";
}
<!-- end: definition-->
<a href="#" onclick="Getinfo('@item.MultiLineString')">6/16/2016 2:02:29 AM</a>
<script>
    function Getinfo(text) {
        alert(text);
    }
</script>

Change the single-quote(‘) to backtick(`) in Getinfo as bellow and error will be fixed:

<a href="#" onclick="Getinfo(`@item.MultiLineString`)">6/16/2016 2:02:29 AM</a>

Uncaught SyntaxError: Invalid or unexpected token

I also had an issue with multiline strings in this scenario. @Iman’s backtick(`) solution worked great in the modern browsers but caused an invalid character error in Internet Explorer. I had to use the following:

'@item.MultiLineString.Replace(Environment.NewLine, "<br />")'

Then I had to put the carriage returns back again in the js function. Had to use RegEx to handle multiple carriage returns.

// This will work for the following:
// "hellonworld"
// "hello<br>world"
// "hello<br />world"
$("#MyTextArea").val(multiLineString.replace(/n|<brs*/?>/gi, "r"));

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