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  • Ayo Adesina 370 posts 926 karma points
    Mar 29, 2019 @ 13:28
    Ayo Adesina
    0

    Model Builder - How to covert IPublishedContent in to strongly typed Model

    Hi Guys,

    I'm using the out of the box Model Builder that comes with Umbraco I have enabled it in the web.config file like so:

    <add key="Umbraco.ModelsBuilder.Enable" value="true" />
    <add key="Umbraco.ModelsBuilder.ModelsMode" value="Dll" /> 
    

    Umbraco Is successfully creating the Model classes and I can see them in my visual studio project.

    In my controller, I'm using one of the generated models and I am getting all the values. For example:

         public ActionResult Index(Home model)
            {
                //model is now a strongly typed (Home Document type)
                var test = model.Descendants("myContentTypeAlias")
            }
    

    In the example above the variable test is a collection of IPublishedContent - My question is how can I make that list strongly typed based on the models that Umbraco has created.

    Thanks in advance.

  • Søren Kottal 440 posts 2692 karma points MVP c-trib
    Mar 29, 2019 @ 13:31
    Søren Kottal
    101

    Hi Ayo

    You can add .OfType<MyContentAlias>() to model.Descendants("myContentTypeAlias") to get your collection in the right model.

  • Ayo Adesina 370 posts 926 karma points
    Mar 29, 2019 @ 13:58
    Ayo Adesina
    0

    Thank you! - Exactly what I needed.... do you know where this is in the documentation, without your answer I would have struggled to find that.

    Thanks!

  • Marc-André 50 posts 232 karma points
    Sep 10, 2019 @ 17:39
    Marc-André
    0

    Thanks Soren!

    I got just a little issue with this, my query returns me 0 result.

    Is there anyway to specify a document type as a Custom Model or I am missing something?

    public class ProductModel : ContentModel
      {
        public ProductModel(IPublishedContent content) : base(content)
        {
    
        }
    }
    
    @{
    var allProducts = Model.Descendants("product").OfType<ProductModel>();
              foreach (ProductModel product in allProducts)
    }
    
  • Søren Kottal 440 posts 2692 karma points MVP c-trib
    Sep 10, 2019 @ 20:17
    Søren Kottal
    0

    Hi Marc-Andre

    Is your ProductModel a model generated by ModelsBuilder? It has to be, else you can't cast it that way.

  • Marc-André 50 posts 232 karma points
    Sep 11, 2019 @ 12:27
    Marc-André
    0

    Yes it is!

    Now I got the error "Cannot bind ProductModel to ContentModel"

  • Marc-André 50 posts 232 karma points
    Sep 11, 2019 @ 13:18
    Marc-André
    0

    Ok got it. I had to pass my IPublishedContent as an agrument -_- hehe

  • Jeroen Breuer 4860 posts 12127 karma points MVP 3x admin c-trib
    Sep 11, 2019 @ 13:36
    Jeroen Breuer
    0

    Hi,

    You could probably also try the following:

    model.Descendants<MyContentAlias>("myContentTypeAlias")
    

    Jeroen

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