Is there any direct approach to get descendants(child items and sub child items) of a Sitecore item in Glassmapper model.

I know [SitecoreChildren] can be used in GlassMapper model to get Child items. Is there anything like [SitecoreChildren] we can use to get the descendants

Sitecore - Sitecore 8.1 Update 1 Glass Mapper -


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No, there is no option to get all the descendants with a simple Glass Mapper attribute.

You could use SitecoreQuery attribute in theory:


I'm not saying that getting all descendants is always wrong, but you really need to be careful when you want to use descendants. I guess that's the reason why it's not there as one of the Glass attributes.

The whole list of attributes was posted in another question here:

What are the options for Glass Mapper model attributes?

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    Just remark that Query.MaxItems setting limits the number of result items in the query. By default it is 260 on Sitecore 8.1. Commented Feb 19, 2018 at 13:19
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    Get descendants is a weapon, sometime a nuke.
    – Chris Auer
    Commented Feb 12, 2019 at 13:54

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