@Edited after Mark's answer.

I have a ascx control where I have defined some variables.

var showFilters = RenderingParameters.ShowFilters;
var minimizeCardHeight = RenderingParameters.MinimizeCardHeight;
var numberOfProfiles = 0;
<sc:EditFrame ID="editContributors" runat="server" Title="Contributors Area" Buttons="/sitecore/content/Applications/WebEdit/Edit Frame Buttons/Test Button">
<div class='test'>
<% if(minimizeCardHeight) { %> 
<div class="divider"></div>
<% } %>

Now, in visual studio there is no error shown for any variables but when I publish the code and run the page in Experience Editor, a compilation error is thrown

CS0103: The name 'minimizeCardHeight' does not exist in the current context

Please let me know what I am doing wrong here.


1 Answer 1


A number of things.

  1. You cannot have the <%= inside the <sc:EditFrame> control. It will not be evaluated. <%= sends its output to the output stream, it does not act as a variable as you seem to assume. See https://stackoverflow.com/questions/370201/why-will-expressions-as-property-values-on-a-server-controls-lead-to-a-co
  2. You cannot edit Rendering Parameters using an Edit Frame. See Inline editing of rendering parameters in Experience Editor for details.
  • thanks, I understood that <%= %> is like response.write and will not work for variables like I'm thinking it would. I am not able to fetch the variables even when I am not using <%= %>. I will update my code to show what I'm trying to say.
    – Shaurya
    Commented Oct 18, 2018 at 14:14

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