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How to set up AutoMapper in Sitecore

Sitecore Developer
Valtech

May 10, 2019

How to reduce inefficiencies with AutoMapper for Sitecore

While working on one of our projects, I realized that every time developers needed to map a model (object) to another one, they had to copy each and every field from one object to another.

I looked for a solution to reduce this inefficiency, and realized that a very useful tool exists to accelerate the developers’ process. So, I introduced “AutoMapper” .Net Nuget Package to the team. I added the package, configured it, and used it in the solution.

Setting up Auto Mapper in Sitecore was easy, I just had to create a static object of type AutoMapper, and configure it to use the mapping profile, which was a class that contained all the models that needed to be mapped.

The following is a way of using AutoMapper:

 Mapping Profile:

CreateMap<GlobalSearch, GlobalSearchViewModel>();

Using the map:

Mapper.Map(workspaceFlyout, this);

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