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  • higgsy 65 posts 92 karma points
    Apr 11, 2016 @ 14:10

    Umbraco Hybrid Framework and base Views

    Hi all,

    I've been using the Umbraco Hybrid Framework for V7 which is working out really well. I'm using the MasterModel/IMasterModel concept which allows me to esentially have pages passed down to my views either as the physical IPublishedContent node, or as a ViewModel essentially - works really well.

    One problem im coming up against is the following:

    I have a document type setup as follows:

    • BaseContentPage
      • MainBody (Property)
    • StandardContentPage (inheriting from BaseConentPage)
      • CallToActions (Property)
    • WideContentPage (inheriting from BaseContentPage)

    I then have views setup as follows:

    @inherits Umbraco.Web.Mvc.UmbracoViewPage<MasterModel<StandardContentPage>>


    @inherits Umbraco.Web.Mvc.UmbracoViewPage<MasterModel<WideContentPage>>

    They both currently use the _Root layout:

    Layout = "~/Views/Layouts/_Root.cshtml"; }

    What I'd like to acheive is to have both of these views use a _BaseContentPage.cshtml layout, because both StandardContentPage and WideContentPage share most of the HTML and all of the properties declared in BaseContentPage.

    So I went about creating a Layout like so:

    @inherits Umbraco.Web.Mvc.UmbracoViewPage<MasterModel<BaseContentPage>`>
        Layout = "~/Views/Layouts/_Root.cshtml";


    And updating the views for StandardContentPage.cshtml and WideContentPage.cshtml to use that as their Layout, however then I end up with the error:

    Cannot bind source type MyProject.Models.ViewModels.MasterModel1[[MyProject.Models.StandardPage, MyProject.Models, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null]] to model type MyProject.Models.ViewModels.MasterModel1[[MyProject.Models.BaseContentPage, MyProject.Models, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null]].

    I can understand the error, but at the same time i can't. It's not a logic error because ModelLogic.CreateMasterModel does create the model and populates the properties inherited from BaseContentPage - it's more of a generic MVC problem I believe.

    Ultimately my goals with _BaseContentPage.cshtml is to present all of the common properties/content, and then in the StandardContentPage.cshtml/WideContentPage.cshtml views to add all of the properties/content specific to that doc type - but my question is what model/inherits statement should I add to the _BaseContentPage.cshtml view?

    I've used some terminology in here that strongly relates to the Hybrid framework, so apologies if I've not made it clear to some...

    Thanks in advance Higgsy

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