I need to configure Role-based access for the Placeholder settings section, how to achieve this?

Any suggestion would be helpful.

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Thanks @Marek, your suggestion got worked out.

  • Check DeviceEditor control (sitecore\shell\Applications\Layouts\DeviceEditor\DeviceEditor.xml)
  • Change CodeBeside to your custom class inheriting from the original Sitecore.(Shell.Applications.Layouts.DeviceEditor.DeviceEditorForm)
  • Overwrite OnLoad method to hide PlaceholdersTab from the DeviceEditor.xml

Here is the custom logic to restrict the access to specific role:

public class DeviceEditorForm : Sitecore.Shell.Applications.Layouts.DeviceEditor.DeviceEditorForm
    protected override void OnLoad(EventArgs e)
        Assert.ArgumentNotNull(e, "e");
        if (!Context.ClientPage.IsEvent && Sitecore.Context.User.IsInRole(ContentAuthor))
            Placeholders.Visible = false;

As far as I remember there is nothing like that out of the box

You would need to:

  • check DeviceEditor control (most probably it's sitecore\shell\Applications\Layouts\DeviceEditor\DeviceEditor.xml)
  • change CodeBeside to your custom class inheriting from the original Sitecore.Shell.Applications.Layouts.DeviceEditor.DeviceEditorForm
  • overwrite OnLoad method to hide PlaceholdersTab from the DeviceEditor.xml.
  • Hi @Marek , Thanks for your suggestion, I tried multiple ways to hide "PlaceholderTab" I couldn't achieved it. Could share me a code snippet to Hide the "PlaceholderTab", if you have?
    – Bharath
    Commented Feb 1, 2022 at 9:32
  • I've never done that on my own. You can edit your question and add the code you tried with. Maybe someone will be able to help you
    – Marek Musielak
    Commented Feb 1, 2022 at 12:19

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