Access parent or child items in dynamic widget views
Out of the box dynamic content widgets provide you with intuitive helper methods for working with hierarchical content types. Using these simple helper methods, you can display the parent and child items of the hierarchical content types in the widget views.
Access child items
To access the child items of dynamic content object, you use the
ChildItems helper method inside the detail templates of the widget.
ChildItems helper method works only with dynamic content types that have parent-child hierarchy structure, and the Model is of type ItemViewModel. If you are using a custom widget to display the dynamic content items, make sure your Model inherits from
This method returns a collection of the
ItemViewModel type. As a result, you can access the properties of the child items using the following code:
NOTE: Keep in mind that a parent item may have numerous child items, whereas child items have just one parent item. Consequently, in the code above, you need to specify the ChildType1 since there may be more than one child types.
Access parent items
To access the parent item of dynamic content object, you use the following helper method inside the detail templates of the widget: