Monday 29 June 2015

How to hide Quick Info section using code in Sitecore

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In this blog I am going to explain how to hide the Quick Info section in the content editor using code. We can show/hide Quick Info section manually by using below steps:
  1. Click on top-left burger menu and then click on Application Options from the menu. The Application Options dialog popup will appear.

  2. Check/uncheck Quick Info section checkbox in content editor tab and click on OK.

Whenever a user gets successfully login then Sitecore executes the loggedin pipeline. Below custom processor is added to loggedin pipeline which sets a flag in the user profile to hide Quick Info section:
using Sitecore.Pipelines.LoggedIn;
using Sitecore.Shell;

namespace Sitecore.Ramblings
    public class QuickInfo:Sitecore.Pipelines.LoggedIn.LoggedInProcessor
        /// <summary>The process.</summary>
        /// <param name="args">The args.</param>
        public override void Process(LoggedInArgs args)
            const string DefaultQuickInfo = "false";

            Sitecore.Diagnostics.Assert.ArgumentNotNull(args, "args");

            var user = Sitecore.Security.Accounts.User.FromName(

            Sitecore.Diagnostics.Assert.IsNotNull(user, "user");

            var sitecoreDomain = Sitecore.SecurityModel.DomainManager.GetDomain(

            Sitecore.Diagnostics.Assert.IsNotNull(sitecoreDomain, "sitecoreDomain");

            if (user.Domain != sitecoreDomain
              || user.Name.ToLower().EndsWith("\\" + sitecoreDomain.AnonymousUserName))
                Sitecore.Diagnostics.Log.Warn(this + " : unexpected security domain or user : " + user.Name, this);

            var key = "/" + args.Username + "/UserOptions.ContentEditor.ShowQuickInfo";

            if (!string.IsNullOrEmpty(user.Profile[key]))
                user.Profile[key] = DefaultQuickInfo;

            //bool showQuickInfo = UserOptions.ContentEditor.ShowQuickInfo;
Then patch below configuration change to add custom processor in loggedin pipeline and save the configuration file in App_Config\Include folder:
<configuration xmlns:patch="">
        <processor patch:after="processor[position()=last()]" type="Sitecore.Ramblings.QuickInfo, Sitecore.Ramblings" />
Now login in Sitecore content editor and Quick Info section will be hidden.

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Comments and suggestions are most welcome. Happy coding!

1 comment :

  1. Sergejs Kravcenko3 July 2015 at 22:32

    Very good, but I would improve your code by instead of using