I'm trying to add simple html such as bullets, underline, bold inside an Custom Experience Editor Notification.

I have followed the example outlined by Marek Below (and looked at many other examples too):

How to provide custom info messages in Sitecore Preview Mode

My custom GetPageEditorNotificationsProcessor pipeline is firing and adding my custom messages and my custom WebEditRibbonForm class is loading when I attach a breakpoint to the OnLoad() method. My RenderNotification() method (which contains my changes) runs and I can see my changes reflected on this line in the RenderNotifications() method:

 this.Notifications.InnerHtml = output.InnerWriter.ToString();

However when I look on the front-end in experience editor my changes are not present. All the text and html set in my custom WebEditRibbonForm class just doesn't show up. The html I try and set from my custom GetPageEditorNotificationsProcessor pipeline is there but it is rendered as text (as seen below). I want to show this as html so that is why I've trying to over-ride the WebEditRibbonForm method to handle this.

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I can see that PageEditorNotificationOption items are rendered as links so it is possible to support html somehow but It's not working for me.

One other thing I noticed is that the markup for the message is like so:

<div class="sc-messageBar-messageText-container">

Yet this doesn't match up with the markup in my pipeline which is like so:

<div class="scPageEditorNotification">

This suggest that perhaps some js such as that in MessageBar.js and the knockout view of MessageBar.cshtml is being used instead (as that markup matches) but when I try and edit these files I am seeing no changes in Experience Editor either. Very confusing.

Further info: Sitecore 8.2 update 7

  • Which Sitecore version?
    – Marek Musielak
    Commented Nov 15, 2019 at 14:12
  • Sorry forgot to say 8.2 u7 Commented Nov 15, 2019 at 14:33
  • In Sitecore.Speak.Components.Web.dll there is _sitecore_shell_client_Business_Component_Library_version_2_Layouts_Renderings_Common_MessageBars_MessageBar_cshtml class which renders output of MessageBar html. In theory it should be enough to replace text binding with html binding in line containing data-bind="text: viewModel.Text() but I wasn't able to find how you can replace Sitecore implementation with custom one. I thought it's the /sitecore/client/Business Component Library/version 2/Layouts/Renderings/Common/MessageBar item from core database, but it didn't work for me.
    – Marek Musielak
    Commented Nov 15, 2019 at 20:18
  • Thanks for looking into this Marek, I’m not going mad then 🙂. I wonder if anyone else had done this and knows how to solve this issue. Commented Nov 15, 2019 at 20:30
  • So because Marek is right - I won't steal his wind :) The only thing that is wrong is that this one is actually using the verison 1 of speak and not version 2 - so the control is located in /sitecore/client/Business Component Library/version 1/Layouts/Renderings/Common/MessageBar and you have to change the text: to html binding in the file located on this path - '/sitecore/shell/client/Business Component Library/Layouts/Renderings/Common/MessageBars/MessageBar.cshtml'
    – nsgocev
    Commented Nov 16, 2019 at 14:54

1 Answer 1


If we combine what @nsgocev wrote in his comment and what I wrote in mine, we have the following answer:

  • create a duplicate of /sitecore/shell/client/Business Component Library/Layouts/Renderings/Common/MessageBars/MessageBar.cshtml file and change the text: binding to html: binding in every line containing data-bind="text: text, attr: { title: text }"
  • find the /sitecore/client/Business Component Library/version 1/Layouts/Renderings/Common/MessageBar
  • update the path field to the path of the duplicated file enter image description here
  • as Speak is heavily cached, always create a copy of cshtml file and update the path, otherwise it may not work
  • and proof that it's working (thanks to @nsgocev): https://www.screencast.com/t/rlDkWp2u
  • Awesome. Thanks @nsgocev and Marek. I'll give this a go but it looks like this should solve the issue :-) Commented Nov 19, 2019 at 9:48

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