I have created a custom hidden field. I want to assign a value to the hidden field


I need to assign value from the Text field.

 public class HiddenField : FieldViewModel
        public string HiddenCustomField { get; set; }
        public string textField { get; set; }

        protected override void InitItemProperties(Item item)
            // on load of form
            this.HiddenCustomField = StringUtil.GetString(item.Fields["HiddenField"].Value);
            textField = item?.Fields["Text"]?.Value;


        protected override void UpdateItemFields(Item item)
            // upon save
            item.Fields["HiddenField"]?.SetValue(HiddenCustomField, true);
            var TextField = item.Fields["Text"];
            if (TextField != null)
                TextField.SetValue(textField, true);

Above is my code. I tried to read the field like item.Fields["Text"] but it didn't work.

Is this the right way of passing a value to the hidden field or can it be done in some other way?

Any help or recommendations would be appreciated


2 Answers 2


I think you should implement a custom Form Value Provider. Form Value provider will help you to prepopulate the form fields.

Please read the page below about the usage:



You can take a look at the sitecore forms extensions module code, there is a hiddenfield implemented https://github.com/bartverdonck/Sitecore-Forms-Extensions/tree/master/src/Feature/FormsExtensions/code/Fields

Also there are custom form value providers for various fields implemented which you could use to set the value for the hidden field: https://github.com/bartverdonck/Sitecore-Forms-Extensions/tree/master/src/Feature/FormsExtensions/code/ValueProviders

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