I've searched through the Razor mediation documentation and SDL Tridion 2013 documentation, and can't seem to find the answer to my question.

What I'm attempting to do: Test the value of a component link in my template building block and determine if its component type is either "component" or "binary"; and then I'd like to use that information to add a target attribute depending upon the component type (component: _self, binary: _blank).

Code context:

@foreach (dynamic c in @Component.Fields.HeaderLinks) 
    if (@c.Link.ExternalLink != null && @c.Link.InternalLink == null) 
        <li><a href="@c.Link.ExternalLink" target="_blank">@c.LinkDisplayName</a></li>
        <li><tcdl:Link type="Component" destination="@c.Link.InternalLink" 
        templateURI="tcm:0-0-0" linkAttributes="" textOnFail="True" 

I'd love to be able to get the component type, and conditionally assign the target to a string variable based upon type, something like:

if (@c.Link.InternalLink.ComponentLinkType == binary) 
    String target = "_blank";

or something along those lines, and then just use the variable in the linkAttributes value within <tcdl:Link> something like...

<tcdl:Link ... linkAttributes="@target">@c.LinkDisplayName</tcdl:Link>

1 Answer 1


You could test for specific Schema's for example

if (c.Link.InternalLink.Schema.Title == "Multimedia Schema Title") 

This would give you more control if the desired output is different based on Multimedia type (e.g. image, document, video, podcast, etc..)

You could also use

if(c.Link.InternalLink.TridionObject.ComponentType.ToString() =="Multimedia")


if(c.Link.InternalLink.Schema.Purpose == "Multimedia")
  • This worked perfectly. Thanks Chris, I appreciate it!
    – michael t
    Nov 6, 2014 at 20:38
  • 2
    The second method is the most direct: just getting it from the component itself. Personally, I wouldn't test with a string value, but use the Enum: ComponentType.Multimedia Nov 7, 2014 at 10:31

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