How to show/hide bizform field(s) per user´s role

This article describes how to show or hide particular bizform´s field(s) per user´s role.
It can be done in the code-behind of your Bizform web part (CMSWebParts/Bizforms/, in some appropriate handler (e.g. Load or OnPreRender – see bizform´s properties).
You can check if the current user is in the requested role using the following code:

if (CMS.CMSHelper.CMSContext.CurrentUser.IsInRole("CMSEditor", CMS.CMSHelper.CMSContext.CurrentSiteName))


//the current user is member of the CMSEditor role


Then you can hide/show appropriate control on your bizform. Let´s say that you want to hide some field of TextBox type. You can use this code for this purpose:

Version 5.5 R2 and older versions:

TextBox myField = (TextBox)viewBiz.BasicForm.FieldControls["NameOfAppropriateField"];
myField.Visible = false;

Version 6:

viewBiz.BasicForm.FieldEditingControls["NameOfAppropriateField "]).Enabled = false;

An alternative approach could be to use FormControl instead of TextBox and manage visibility of this FormControl according to current user´s role.


See also: Modifying the code of standard web parts

Applies to: Kentico CMS 4.x, update for Kentico CMS 6.0
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Juraj Ondrus

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