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Block type tool tip



Episerver uses tool tips to display short information about page name, ID number and page template type in the left tree structure. But the tool tip used on blocks only display the block's name, which is displayed anyway. I should prefer Epi to display the block type in the tool tip instead. Can we do that ourselves or do we have to request it from you to change it?

Mar 20, 2018 16:24

I see the ID and Type in the title tooltip for blocks on both version 10 and 11.

Which version are you running?

Mar 20, 2018 22:35

We are running version 9.9. But it's the same on the demo site ( That must run a newer version, or? I want to easily see what type of blocks there are in a content area without having to preview or open them.  

Edited, Mar 21, 2018 10:17

Ah... I see the tooltip with ID and type when hovering in the block assets pane but not in a content area where it's only the name that pops up for me as well.

I would consider this a bug.

Mar 21, 2018 13:58

I Have the same Issue, I tried several things to get it diplayed in a content area, but no result. Did anyone find a solution for it?

Apr 09, 2018 15:07

I do not think anyone has reported it as a bug.

I will ask the Epi staff about it

Apr 09, 2018 15:48

This should do the trick for you in the meanwhile.

Apr 09, 2018 19:13

Thank you Aniket, i installed the Add-on, its very useful really, iT Shows the ContentType, which is good, but no ID is showen:-(

Apr 10, 2018 13:39

Hi Rajaa,

You can fork the repo and modify the code below. The viewmodel does have the ID property, so this is the only file you will need to modify.

Apr 10, 2018 15:26

No need to fork. You could simply use the Inspectable attribute:

        public int ContentId => this.ContentLink.ID;

and it will display the ID

Apr 10, 2018 15:36

There is now a bug reported for this issue

Apr 11, 2018 19:34
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