Last week in the umbraco slack group, one of the members Ronald Barendse shared an interesting tip.

In the web.config of Views folder, you can set the pageBaseType to be Umbraco.Web.Mvc.UmbracoViewPage

<pages pageBaseType="Umbraco.Web.Mvc.UmbracoViewPage">

This means, in your view you don't have to say it inherits from UmbracoViewPage:

@inherits UmbracoViewPage<Home>

You can just declare the model like this:

@model Home

Or this:

@model IPublishedContent

You will still be inheriting from UmbracoViewPage, without needing to declare it each time.

Although Ronald doesn't recommend changing this (especially if it's not documented/shared in your team), as it's a non-standard setup and you're more explicit just adding @inherits UmbracoViewPage to your views

Thanks to Ronald for sharing this tip in the slack group.

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Paul Seal

Umbraco MVP and .NET Web Developer from Derby (UK) who specialises in building Content Management System (CMS) websites using MVC with Umbraco as a framework. Paul is passionate about web development and programming as a whole. Apart from when he's with his wife and son, if he's not writing code, he's thinking about it or listening to a podcast about it.

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