How can one determine if the Template is being published to a site with SiteEdit/XPM enabled?

When Experience Manager is installed, Publication Target in the CME has a flag "Enable for inline editing". When this flag is selected a tab with XPM configuration options appears.

Is it possible to access the value of this flag in a TBB? If not, is there some other way to determine if a given Component or Page is being rendered and published to a SiteEditable location? One of I thought of is by specifying the list of publications having SiteEdit enabled in the parameters of a template. Is there a more elegant way?

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Credit on this solution goes to Eric Huiza.

Here's an Extension Method for the Publication Target that reads the Application Data to check if the target is SiteEditEnabled:

public static bool IsSiteEditEnabled(this PublicationTarget target)
        if (target == null)
            return true;
        ApplicationData appData = target.LoadApplicationData("SiteEdit");
        string data = Encoding.UTF8.GetString(appData.Data);
        XmlDocument xmlDoc = new XmlDocument();

        XmlNamespaceManager nsManager = new XmlNamespaceManager(new NameTable());
        nsManager.AddNamespace("se", "http://www.sdltridion.com/2011/SiteEdit");

        XmlNode seNode = xmlDoc.SelectSingleNode("/se:configuration/se:PublicationTarget/se:EnableSiteEdit",
        if (seNode != null && seNode.InnerText.Equals("true"))
            return true;
        return false;
    catch (Exception)
        // Quick and dirty fix
        return false;

Add this to your Template project, and then you can do something along these lines:

    // do something for SE enabled targets


With SDL Web 8 you can determine this by using TargetType.IsPreviewCapable(Publication) - see example here.


If you are using Razor Mediator to build your layout you can use its built-in function IsSiteEditEnabled. The Razor Mediator v1.3.3 documentation has the following example.

@if (IsSiteEditEnabled) {

<div>Component Title: @Component.Title</div>


  • Thanks for answering and welcome to the community, Les Dancsecs! Oct 15, 2015 at 21:14

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