We are using Sitecore 9.1 MVC.

It is possible to get all rendering references for a given item by using:

item.Visualization.GetRenderings(Sitecore.Context.Device, true)

However, this will give me an array of RenderingReference.

The module I am developing, needs to run this pipeline:

PipelineService.Get().RunPipeline<RenderRenderingArgs>("mvc.renderRendering", new RenderRenderingArgs(rendering, writer));

Which requires a Rendering object and not a 'RenderingRef' object.

How do I get the corresponding Rendering from RenderingRef?


As pointed out by @Abhishek Malaviya, there was an answer at this reference:


For completeness sake, this is the code that creates a Rendering from a RenderingRef:

var renderings = new List<Rendering>();

var refs = Item.Visualization.GetRenderings(Context.Device, false);
if (!refs.Any())
  return null;

var renderingReferences = refs.Where(r => !(Context.Database.GetItem(r.RenderingID).TemplateID.ToString() == "{86776923-ECA5-4310-8DC0-AE65FE88D078}" && string.IsNullOrWhiteSpace(r.Settings.DataSource))).ToList();

if (!renderingReferences.Any())
  return null;

renderings.AddRange(renderingReferences.Select(r => new Rendering
    RenderingItemPath = r.RenderingID.ToString(),
    Parameters = new RenderingParameters(r.Settings.Parameters),
    DataSource = r.Settings.DataSource

You can get corresponding renderings of item using below code :

 string deviceName = "Default".ToLower();
            var deviceItem = item.Database.Resources.Devices.GetAll().Where(d => d.Name.ToLower() == deviceName).First();
            if (deviceItem != null)
                var renderings = item.Visualization.GetRenderings(deviceItem, false);
                if (renderings != null)
                     foreach (var renderingref in renderings)


  • That will give me an array of RenderingRef. What I would like is the Rendering object, not the RenderingRefs :)
    – Hos
    May 9 '19 at 4:57

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