I got a scenario where I have different layouts Layout1, Layout2, so on...I have a renderings which is shared among this layouts. Layout1- Rendering -R1 Layout2-Rendering-R1 and so.

Now I have situation where I want to identify the layout name or details within this rendering R1. I know this is not good idea still is there any way to refer the details of layout within renderings.

  • By "different layouts", do you mean that you have a number of template fields that have presentation settings in them? Or do you mean you have the same rendering in multiple placeholders? Commented Nov 24, 2016 at 4:26
  • Actually a Layout in presentation not fields. In mvc way, i got layout and partial view. Is there a way i can check the layout details as in say name or something within partial view. Commented Nov 24, 2016 at 4:34
  • Are you just wanting to know the layout for the page?
    – Chris Auer
    Commented Nov 24, 2016 at 5:02

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If I understood your question right, you want to handle a particular rendering R1 based on the underlying Sitecore layout selected for the page item

The below screenshot shows how to get the layout information from the current rendering:

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Here's a code sample that gets the current layout name:

Guid layoutId = Sitecore.Mvc.Presentation.RenderingContext.CurrentOrNull.Rendering.LayoutId;
Item item = Context.Database.GetItem(new ID(layoutId));
string layoutName = item["Name"];
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    Could you add a code sample for accessing current layout details (such as its name)? Commented Nov 24, 2016 at 7:51
  • From Sitecore perspective LayoutId is just a GUID and we can use it to retrieve the LayoutItem using Sitecore Data API and pull its fields. John West blog gives multiple ways of accessing it.
    – phani
    Commented Nov 24, 2016 at 8:05
  • In my opinion, without a code sample, your answer is incomplete. Commented Nov 24, 2016 at 8:10
  • @DmytroShevchenko here you go :) Sitecore.Data.Items.Item item = context.GetItem(layoutId); var fieldValue = item["FieldName"];
    – phani
    Commented Nov 24, 2016 at 9:39

You can access the layout in your code by using Sitecore.Context.Item.Visualization.Layout (example for context item). This will give you a LayoutItem that gives you access to the name, physical file, ...

  • @DmytroShevchenko - The above code gives the Layout item without the need to use Data API.
    – phani
    Commented Nov 24, 2016 at 9:43

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