Using Interfaces

    When using compositions, Models Builder generates an interface for the composed model, which enables us to not have to switch back to using GetPropertyValue() for the composed properties.

    A common use-case for this is if you have a separate composition for the "SEO properties" Page Title and Page Description.

    You would usually use this composition on both your Home and Textpage document types. You won't be able to use the simpler Models Builder syntax (e.g. Model.PageTitle) to render them on neither the Home template nor the Textpage template. This is because they would be bound to their respective models. And you won't be able to use it on any Master Template they'd be children of, because that would need to be bound to the generic IPublishedContent. So you'd have to resort to the ever-so-slightly clumsier Model.GetPropertyValue("pageTitle") syntax to render these properties.

    Render with a partial

    If you create a partial and change the first line to use the interface name for the model binding, you can use the nice Models Builder syntax when rendering the properties, like this:

    @inherits Umbraco.Web.Mvc.UmbracoViewPage<ISeocomposition>
    <meta name="description" content="@Model.PageDescription">

    You can then render the partial from your Master Template with something like this (assuming the partial is named Metatags.cshtml):