Ha Bui
Apr 13, 2018
(13 votes)

Custom model for LinkItemCollection property

In many CMS project, we have many requirements that use LinkItemCollection property but with customize model (default is LinkItem).

Below is the way we do:

  1. Define property with type LinkItemColleciton in your content type like this:

Image Step1_Add_Property.JPG

2. Add new EditorDescriptor like this:

Image Step2_Add_Custom_Editor_Descriptor.JPG

3. Add new .js file for your custom model like this (match with the path in step 2):

Image Step3_Add_Custom_Item_Model.JPG

3. The last step is HACK way, because of item collection editor need the model above injected from the beginning (@EPiServer guy: should be improved by lazy load !?)

Image Last_Step.JPG

That all!

Apr 13, 2018


Dang Viet Hung
Dang Viet Hung Apr 16, 2018 04:31 AM

Nice article!

In the past, when our team have to custom LinkItemCollection, i often use builtin PropertyList property of EPIServer. Of cause, it take time than i think and hard to maintain:)

Thank a lot 

Alex Do
Alex Do Apr 16, 2018 05:07 AM

Great post, thank you for sharing. 

Thien Apr 16, 2018 05:12 AM

thanks for sharing.

Deepa Puranik
Deepa Puranik Jan 28, 2022 08:18 AM

Will this work for adding new field for link item collection?

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