In this code model, fields are returning value but when I try to render using @Html.Sitecore().Field its returning null.For experience editor, these fields should be editable.How to do it?

Am new to Sitecore any help or suggestion is much appreciated

        @using Sitecore.Mvc
        @using Sitecore.Mvc.Presentation
        @using Sitecore.Data

       @model Project.Service.Models.Model
      <h1>@Html.Sitecore().Field("Property Name")</h1>

      <h4 class="text-danger"><em>
      <span itemprop="streetAddress"> @Model.ProvinceName</span>,
      <span itemprop="addressLocality">@Model.CityName</span>,
      <span itemprop="addressRegion">@Model.ProvinceName</span> 

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@Html.Sitecore().Field("Property Name") only works when your model is Sitecore.Mvc.Presentation.RenderingModel. You are using a custom model.

To use it in your case, you will need to pass in the item like this.

@Html.Sitecore().Field("Property Name", Item)

In your case, you would need to pass in the datasource item. Your model would look like this, notice the InnerItem property and the EditableField property.

namespace Project.Service.Models
    using Sitecore.Data.Items;
    using Sitecore.Mvc.Presentation;

    public class Model
        public string ProvinceName { get; set; }
        public string CityName { get; set; }
        public string PostalCode { get; set; }
        public Item InnerItem { get; set; }

Then you data call would look like this, returning the model to your view

public Model GetModel()
    var datasourceItem = RenderingContext.Current.Rendering.Item;
    return new Model
        ProvinceName = datasourceItem["Province Name"],
        CityName = datasourceItem["City Name"],
        PostalCode = datasourceItem["Postal Code"],
        InnerItem = datasourceItem

Then in your view you would get the Item from your model with the innerItem.

@Html.Sitecore().Field("City Name", Model.InnerItem)
  • How to pass an Item I tried this syntax it returns null value only Mar 9, 2018 at 19:06
  • Answer updated to show the new model and the data calls.
    – Chris Auer
    Mar 9, 2018 at 19:34
  • Thanks for great information.Please clarify me few doubts. ---->About accessing city name am I need to use @Html.Sitecore().Field("City Name", Item). --->what does Editable field really do? Mar 9, 2018 at 20:59
  • If you just want the value of "City Name". Then just do @Model.CityName. If you want an editable field do @Html.Sitecore().Field("City Field", Model.InnerItem). The only difference between the two is Model.CityField is just the value of your model while @Html.Sitecore().Field("City Field", Model.InnerItem) is an actual editable field from a field called "City Field" on your datasource item. Hope that helps. If you dont want an editable field, just keep using Model.CItyField.
    – Chris Auer
    Mar 9, 2018 at 21:06
  • Output for my Rendering Context: RenderingContext.Current.Rendering.Item Also I am not getting any values in INNERITEM model element Home (en#1@master), id: {DD2083AF-2FCD-4C7F-8A7D-F32FC5607DA2} Database: "master" Id: "{DD2083AF-2FCD-4C7F-8A7D-F32FC5607DA2}" Language: "en" Name: "Home" Version: "1" Mar 9, 2018 at 21:10

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