I'm working with razor templates, I have two if's inside a foreach.

I've attached the simple code. But when I use Template Builder razor doesn't interpret the second if (it's like a text for Razor). If I add a @ before the if, I get an error.

@foreach (var cp in ComponentPresentations) {
    if (cp.Template.Title == "Identification") {                          

            @* THE PROBLEM IS HERE *@
            if (cp.Component.facebook.title != null) {
                <meta property="og:title" content="@cp.Component.facebook.title" >

Someone can help me?

  • And the error is?????? Commented Feb 19, 2014 at 12:13
  • Adding a @ in front of the if should work - what error do you get? It may be getting confused by the lack of closing meta tag
    – Will Price
    Commented Feb 19, 2014 at 12:13
  • Think that's it Will. <text><meta....></text> should fix it then. Commented Feb 19, 2014 at 12:15

1 Answer 1


You need to use an @ before the if - Razor treats everything as markup until it encounters an @, then it treats it as code, until it finds something it thinks is markup (like an HTML tag) until it finds something like code again (like a closing HTML tag and then a closing brace }). The error you get is probably as Razor doesn't find a closing </meta> tag, so gets a bit confused as to whether the closing brace is markup or code. You can fix this by closing the meta tag:

<meta property="og:title" content="@cp.Component.facebook.title" />

Or, like Dom suggests using a <text/> element

<text><meta property="og:title" content="@cp.Component.facebook.title"></text>

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