I created a custom variant component following this guide. I couldn't find the "Component Variant" selection of my custom variant component in Experience Editor.

Is there any additional configuration required to enable component variant selection (apart from inheriting Variant Controller)

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Did you create rendering parameters for your custom component?

The rendering parameter template for your component should inherit from /sitecore/templates/Foundation/Experience Accelerator/Rendering Variants/Rendering Parameters/IComponentVariant (don't forget to also inherit /sitecore/templates/System/Layout/Rendering Parameters/Standard Rendering Parameters instead of the Standard Template).

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Using this base template will give you the variants dropdown in the rendering properties. By the way, SXA has a similar base template for Styling (/sitecore/templates/Foundation/Experience Accelerator/Presentation/Rendering Parameters/IStyling).



I had this issue with SXA today too and the component was not using custom rendering parameters so it wasn't that. I ended up having to re-install SXA for Sitecore 9.3 locally and it fixed it and the variants showed up fine.

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