enter image description herethis is the value on my Rich text field:

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this is my c# code:

    var sectionName = Sitecore.Context.Item.Fields["Name"];
    var pageTitle = Sitecore.Context.Item.Fields["Title"];
    var mainContent = Sitecore.Context.Item.Fields["Main Content"].Value;
    Sitecore.Data.Fields.ImageField linkIcon = (Sitecore.Data.Fields.ImageField)Sitecore.Context.Item.Fields["Image"];
    var linkIconUrl = Sitecore.Resources.Media.MediaManager.GetMediaUrl(linkIcon.MediaItem);

   <div class='col-xs-12 col-md-9 content'>

                    <div class="pull-right"><img width="219" height="219" class="img-responsive" alt="OB9" src="@linkIconUrl" /></div>


2 Answers 2


Its because you are not using the Sitecore field render to render the field content. This code:

var mainContent = Sitecore.Context.Item.Fields["Main Content"].Value;

just outputs the raw value of the field. It bypasses all of the Sitecore field rendering pipeline. This includes all the markup, and because razor automatically encodes html in variables you are seeing that encoding output.

Also - if the field is null, this code would throw a null reference exception.

The correct way to render a field if you want to use the raw Sitecore API and not use an ORM/Wrapper would be to use the Sitecore Html helper class and call the field renderer like this:

var mainContent = Html.Sitecore().Field("Main Content");

In fact you don't really need to put the value in a variable. This would work:

<div class='col-xs-12 col-md-9 content'>
        <div class="pull-right">
            @Html.Sitecore().Field("Image", new { @class = "img-responsive" })
        @Html.Sitecore().Field("Main Content")

Doing it this way means that you will get all the experience editor functions also.

  • thank you ... we may use glass mapper for this project, but we are not using it right now. I changed the code to @html.Sitecore().Field and that took care of this. Commented Jun 27, 2017 at 21:11

When you use @ to render a variable that includes HTML, it will automatically escape it. If you want to render the variable as HTML, use @Html.Raw()

That said, I would recommend you look at using the Sitecore MVC helpers to render fields instead of manually extracting fields and values. A quick Google turned up the following: http://sitecore-community.github.io/docs/sitecore-mvc/rendering-content/ Basically, the gist of it is to use @Html.Sitecore().Field("field name") when rendering fields.


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