I have a series of Infographic Items being added to a Infographic Container. The Infographic Container Model is as follows and works just fine:

namespace MyNamespace
    [SitecoreType(AutoMap = true)]
    public class InfographicContainerViewModel : BaseTemplateViewModel
        public virtual string InfographicTitle { get; set; }

        public virtual string Description { get; set; }

For my Infographic Item Model I've done essentially the same thing, but the fields are always mapping to null. Stepping through the debugger, I can see that the item itself is being mapped to correctly (Correct IDs, name, ect.) and the item is in the correct language. My first ideas were to add in the Template ID to the SitecoreType attribute and place the names of the fields in the SitecoreField attributes, but neither resulted in a correct mapping. Here is my Infographic Item Model as it stands now:

namespace MyNamespace    {
    [SitecoreType(TemplateId = "{5E6DF63A-0327-4587-8E72-AB35A7184200}", AutoMap = true)]
    public class InfographicItemViewModel : BaseTemplateViewModel

        public virtual string ItemTitle { get; set; }

        public virtual string ExpandedTitle { get; set; }

        public virtual string ExpandedDescription { get; set; }

Here is a screenshot of the debugger where you can see the fields mapping to null:

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And here is a screenshot of the template as it exists in Sitecore:

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enter image description here Does anyone know what could be going on here?

  • Just to make sure: is this template published with all subitems? UPD: and second typical case: do you have correct language version for the item?
    – Daniil
    Nov 23, 2016 at 14:37
  • I've published a few times to see if that was the issue. Just ran another one and it had no effect. I've also triple checked the language versions and they are correct. Both the container and items have a version in English.
    – c-bro
    Nov 23, 2016 at 14:40
  • Can you show how do you load your model? It might be an issue related to the Infer type attribute. (glass.lu/Mapper/Sc/Tutorials/Tutorial17) Nov 24, 2016 at 3:07

1 Answer 1


I eventually found the source of the mapping problem. I was unaware that we were using a GlassMapper extension that automatically handles spaces in fields names. For example:

public virtual string ItemTitle { get; set; }

Would automatically try to map to the field Item Title.

By naming my fields without spaces in my template I inadvertently broke the logic in the GlassMapper extension so the fields were never able to resolve correctly. By changing the fields in my template to add spaces, I fixed the issue.


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