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  • JamesW 9 posts 99 karma points
    Jan 12, 2018 @ 13:44

    Get property values in Nested Content

    I'm trying to access propertis of some nested content but am having issues.

    I can loop through the content and display 'Name' but can't access any of the properties of each item.

    I have properties: title, intro, image

    and have tried:

    @foreach (var page in CurrentPage.Site().Children.Where("Visible"))
        var items = page.GetPropertyValue<IEnumerable<IPublishedContent>>("sectionPanels");
        if (items != null)
                    @foreach (var child in items)
                        <a href="">@child.Name</a></li>
                        <a href="">@child.GetPropertyValue("title")</a></li>

    As i said it will get the value for @child.Name but I get the error:

    Microsoft.CSharp.RuntimeBinder.RuntimeBinderException: ''Umbraco.Web.PublishedContentModels.ServiceProgramsSectionPanel' does not contain a definition for 'GetPropertyValue''

    When trying to access @child.GetPropertyValue("title")

    When debugging I see this for @child:

    enter image description here

  • Dave Woestenborghs 2460 posts 7190 karma points MVP c-trib
    Jan 12, 2018 @ 13:53
    Dave Woestenborghs

    Hi James,

    This is because the a nested content item is not a real content item and therefore has no name.


  • Nik 603 posts 2353 karma points c-trib
    Jan 12, 2018 @ 13:54

    Hi James,

    As you've got Models builder enabled, you can create a typed model of your nested content.

    Make your foreach something like this:

    foreach(var rawChild in items)
        var child = new ServiceProgramsSectionPanel(rawChild);
        <a href="">@child.Title</a></li>

    I find doing this makes things easier.

    As Dave mentions, Nested content isn't a full content item. It is what's called a disconnected content type (I think). That doesn't explain why the GetPropertyValue method isn't working, it works for me normally. But if you use a Typed Model, it works around it I find.


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