Did you know that you can access special properties of a Sitecore item the same way you get a typical field's value?  Supported 'special fields' are: @id = Item.ID.ToString() @key = Item.Key @lang = Item.Language.ToString() @mid = Item.BranchID.ToString() @name = Item.Name @tid = Item.... [More]

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There are many ways to get the value of a Sitecore field and each is slightly different. string fieldName = "__Icon"; Sitecore.Data.Items.Item someItem = Sitecore.Context.Database.GetItem("/sitecore/content"); Sitecore.Data.Fields.Field someField = someItem.Fields[fieldName]; // you could use fie... [More]

I had discovered a little bug revolving around the Sitecore.Data.Fields.Field.ContainsStandardValue property in Sitecore (at least through current). You cannot trust the value returned by Field.ContainsStandardValue if you have made any of the following calls: Field.HasValue Field.G... [More]

A common practice in all of my Sitecore sites is to have some sort of content fallback. What this means is that a field's value can come from somewhere other than the field itself, the source item (if it is a clone), or its standard values. Content fallback is an excellent way to increase editor pr... [More]