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Render page in contentarea on block ContentArea property


I have the following code for my regular ContentPage controller

public class ContentPageController : PageController
        public ActionResult Index(ContentPage currentPage)
            return View(currentPage);

and this for rendering in ContentArea

[TemplateDescriptor(TemplateTypeCategory = TemplateTypeCategories.MvcPartialController, AvailableWithoutTag = false, Tags = new string[] { "List" })]
    public class PartialContentPageController : PageController
        public ActionResult Index(ContentPage currentPage)
            return PartialView("/Views/ContentPage/ListItem.cshtml", viewModel);

This is working fine if rendered like @Html.PropertyFor(m => m.MyContentArea, new { Tag = "List" }) in a page view. But, when I have the exact same code in a view for a block. The action on the PartialContentPageController don't get hit. If I set AvailableWithoutTag = true, it hits the action, but I loose the control to choose which view to use for rendering.

Functionality for tags seems to break if a page is rendered inside a ContentArea which is also rendered inside a ContentArea.

Any ideas?

Nov 26, 2015 13:02

Have you tried setting the TemplateTypeCategory = EPiServer.Framework.Web.TemplateTypeCategories.MvcPartial instead ?

Otherwise you might want to look at the TemplateCoordinator from the Alloy sample site.

This allows you to wire up a view to a type with a tag if you have no need for a viewmodel.

e.g. in its Register method.

viewTemplateModelRegistrator.Add(typeof(ContentPage), new TemplateModel
                Name = "ContentPageWhenTag",
                Tags = new[] { "List" },
                AvailableWithoutTag = false,
                Path = "~/Views/Partials/ContentPage/List.cshtml")

It looks like you are passing a viewmodel to your view... but if you can get away with passing the page itself to the view... I would chose the template coordinator method and then you don't need to create additional controllers



Edited, Dec 17, 2015 17:25
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