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Blocks can not be rendered in edit mode



I haven't been able to crack this, so maybe you can help me. I have a simpel page with a content area. I also created a block (I have tried this with a Controller and through IViewTemplateModelRegistrator).

When I added the block to my content area, the block is rendered in the page, but when I try to edit the block the block cannot be rendered by EPiServer and EPiServer switches to the form mode in which I can fill in all my fields.

When I use a controller I'm using a baseclass which looks like this:

[TemplateDescriptor(Inherited = true, TemplateTypeCategory = TemplateTypeCategories.MvcPartialController)]
public abstract class BaseBlockController<T> : BlockController<T> where T : SiteBlockData

When I use the IViewTemplateModelRegistrator it looks like this:

viewTemplateModelRegistrator.Add(typeof(CarouselSlideBlock), new TemplateModel
Name = "CarouselSlideBlock",
Inherited = true,
AvailableWithoutTag = true,
Path = String.Format("~/Areas/{0}/Views/Shared/Blocks/CarouselSlideBlock.cshtml", areaName)

Does anybody have any idea how I can fix this? It would be great if I could fix this.
Thanks in advance!

Jun 23, 2014 15:47

A block is normally rendered as a partial. If you want to edit it on-page you need to render it with a page renderer.

See Rendering-of-content, look for the paragraph about "Preview of block during on page editing"

Edited, Jun 23, 2014 19:18

Hi Mark,

Thank you. It was not clear to me that only the PreviewBlockController was enough to render te block correctly.

Jun 24, 2014 9:47
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