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I have cloned a link list rendering. Whilst I can attach a custom experience button for the experience editing to my cloned rendering - it's actually the item properties that I need to facilitate editing of. Is there a way to attach a custom experience button to here?

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Or do I need to somehow specify the fields for editing differently against the actual custom button?

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My template looks like this:

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Some properties are used as attributes and hence not displayed in a way the editor could edit them from experience editor. eg: Content Position and Icon colour which are droplinks.

ie. my rendering data source is the link list with icons, which has child link items.

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Buttons which you see in the Link edit frame are defined in the Core database. Take a look here:

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Now investigate Link List.cshtml and take a look at the edit frame which is defined there:

@using (Html.Sxa().BeginEditFrame(item.ID.ToString(), "Link", Model.IsControlEditable))
{
    foreach (BaseVariantField variantField in Model.VariantFields)
    {
        @Html.RenderingVariants().RenderVariant(variantField, item, Model.RenderingWebEditingParams, Model)
    }
}

The second parameter of the BegineEditFrame() method defines a set of buttons (it is a name of the item I've shown in the first picture) which will be displayed in the edit frame.

  • Thanks for the great explanation! Do you think by adding a button to this section there's a danger on upgrading that it would get deleted? (either upgrade of sitecore or sxa). – Jen Mar 21 '19 at 2:33
  • If you want to be 100% sure that nothing will be lost than clone this rendering and modify your own edit frame buttons. – Dawid Rutkowski Mar 21 '19 at 7:48
  • it is a cloned rendering - but where is it configured where the link custom frame buttons get associated to it ? ie. if I were to duplicate the link folder somewhere, how do I associate those buttons to my rendering on the section selection? – Jen Mar 25 '19 at 23:39
  • You can provide a custom (copied and modified) view to your rendering. – Dawid Rutkowski Mar 26 '19 at 5:59
  • Just to be clear, I've cloned the rendering, I'm using a custom view (cshtml) and custom template. How would you tie that to a different set of edit frame buttons for the item section? It's just the edit frame link folder that I'm concerned about which is where I've added a new editor button to. – Jen Mar 27 '19 at 3:49

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