Experience Manager displays SmartTarget (ST) regions with a special icon. It also shows the Regions for the page to let you configure promotions in context as seen below.

Target Regions in page info

I believe XPM knows about the icon and Targeted Regions from the ST tag or control.

Does XPM detect ST regions client side (similar to XPM-enabled CPs and fields)?

In setups without ST tags/controls (like with DD4T), I've seen targetted promotions. How would the technical team also show:

  • Targeted Regions in the info section for the page?
  • The ST icon

Is there anything else we should implement when not using the ST tags/controls?

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Yes, XPM detects the SmartTarget regions client side. The ST XPM features are triggered by the <!-- Start Query: --> tag. Depending on the content of this tag the promotion/fallback content bullseye on the ST region and Targeted Regions section in the context menu will be shown.

  • Thanks, @Jeroen. Do you know of an example of that format and/or have you seen a DD4T project generate this with a custom tag/control? Aug 3, 2015 at 11:18
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    The ResultSet.GetExperienceManagerMarkup method of the SmartTarget API will generate this markup for you. Aug 5, 2015 at 16:32

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