Button block displaying as text



we are having an issue creating a button block. When we use the block on a page, it renders perfectly fine. However, it does not display as a button when used with another block, it just shows the name of the block as text. The view should render it as a button, but it isnt working on blocks for whatever reason. Does anyone know what could cause this block to render differently on blocks vs pages?

Our button model:

using CapCom.Epi.Core.Models.Base;
using EPiServer;
using EPiServer.DataAbstraction;
using System.ComponentModel.DataAnnotations;

namespace CapCom.Epi.Core.Models.Blocks
    /// <summary>
    /// Used to insert a link which is styled as a button
    /// </summary>
    [SiteContentType(GUID = "426CF12F-1F01-4EA0-922F-0778314DDAF0")]
    public class ButtonBlock : BaseBlock
        [Display(Order = 1, GroupName = SystemTabNames.Content)]
        public virtual string ButtonText { get; set; }

        [Display(Order = 2, GroupName = SystemTabNames.Content)]
        public virtual Url ButtonLink { get; set; }

Our button view:

@using CapCom.Epi.Core.Models.Blocks
@using EPiServer.ServiceLocation
@model ButtonBlock

    var urlHelper = ServiceLocator.Current.GetInstance<UrlHelper>();
    var url = urlHelper.ContentUrl(Model.ButtonLink);
<p class="text-center"><a href="@url" class="btn btn-copper">@Model.ButtonText <i class="fa fa-chevron-right" aria-hidden="true"></i></a></p>
Oct 01, 2020 17:08

Is the markup the same when used in other blocks?

Is the samme CSS available in both cases?

Oct 01, 2020 19:25

Are you using ContentArea to render this block or using XhtmlString?

Make sure the parent property rendering it properly. Like-

 @Html.PropertyFor(m => m.MainContentArea)
Oct 06, 2020 7:29

Thanks Ravindra, seemes like some places on the site were using PropertyFor and others were just using Model.Content, causing the inconsistant displaying... switching them all to Html.PropertyFor worked!

Oct 13, 2020 15:17
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