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  • Paul Stoker 39 posts 72 karma points c-trib
    Feb 04, 2014 @ 15:59
    Paul Stoker

    Umbraco 6.1.6 - Access Macro Parameters within a Surface Controller


    Hi, I'm converting some older web forms style macros to the MVC style and I'm trying to find a way of accessing macro paramters within a Surface Controller.

    Originally I had this:


    • Macro - 5 x Parameters
    • User Control / Code behind - 5 x Public Properties (for macro parameters)
    Now I have:
    • Macro - 5 x Parameters
    • Macro Partial View
    • View for a Form with Stronlgy Typed Model
    • Surface Controller
    My main question is, how can I access macro parameters in the controller?
    If this process looks flawed or there is a better way, let me know.
    Thank you


  • Marc Goodson 1041 posts 6964 karma points MVP 4x c-trib
    Nov 11, 2015 @ 00:34
    Marc Goodson

    Hi Paul

    You can get access to your macro parameters in your MacroPartial

    (because the model inherits from Umbraco.Web.Macros.PartialViewMacroPage)


    var myParam = Model.GetParameterValue<string>("alias","defaultValue");

    You can pass these to a Surface controller action by using additional data in RouteValues eg:

    Html.Action("ActionName","ControllerName", new { id = myParam })

    or in your BeginUmbracoForm

    @using (Html.BeginUmbracoForm<ControllerNameController>("ActionName",new {id=myParam}))

    or as a 'hidden field' on the model you pass to the Partial View:

    @{ var myPartialModel = new MyPartialModel();
    myPartialModel.MyParam = myParam;
    Html.RenderPartial("MyPartialView", myPartialModel); }

    But the surface controller inself is not aware of the Macro, and it's parameters if that makes sense?

    regards Marc

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