View types

Abstract

Overview of the Sitecore ASP.NET Rendering SDK view types.

The Sitecore Rendering Engine renders Sitecore content using ASP.NET view components and partial views.

Generally, model bound views are likely be the ones you use most frequently. These are backed by a default Sitecore view component which binds component content to a provided type.

Custom view components are intended for use anywhere you have reusable rendering logic that is too complex for a model bound view. For example, navigation menus, login panels, and search bars.

Partial views are generally for lightweight components on a Sitecore page that do not contain their own content, such as structural components that contain just placeholders.