I am having issues when passing Guid as the data source for edit Frame.

When I populate the Guid directly it works fine but while binding it from model am getting an error message


@using Sitecore.Mvc.Extensions
    var itemid = @Model.PropertyGuid;

@foreach (Sitecore.Data.Items.Item listItem in @Model.DiningServiceItem)
    using (Html.EditFrame("@itemid", "DininglEvents", null, null, null, null))
        <li> @listItem.Name</li>

Error message:

An error occurred. [Log message: Could not get item with id: from database:master]

Any idea how I can fix this?


  • From what I see, the problem is that you have quote marks around @itemid, am I right?
    – Marek Musielak
    Commented Apr 3, 2018 at 17:36
  • when i remove quotes am getting this error Rendering Controller: Dining. Action: index: An unhandled exception occurred Commented Apr 3, 2018 at 17:39
  • check the GUID format Commented Apr 3, 2018 at 17:44

1 Answer 1


According to the docs you can pass the datasource argument in one of the following formats:

  • /sitecore/content/Home
  • {110D559F-DEA5-42EA-9C1C-8A5DF7E70EF9}
  • RenderingContext.Current.ContextItem.ID.ToString()
  • RenderingContext.Current.PageContext.Item.ID.ToString()
  • Html.Sitecore().CurrentRendering.DataSource To use this format, you
  • must create a Data Source field in a rendering (Presentation, Details, Controls, Your Rendering).


What format is your @itemid guid in?

Perhaps try:


on your Item ID.

  • 1
    working code using (Html.EditFrame(@itemid.ToString(), "DininglEvents", null, null, null, null)) Commented Apr 3, 2018 at 17:44
  • Great. Just .ToString() was needed then? Commented Apr 3, 2018 at 17:44

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