Render Condition

Render condition is mechanic to indicate if the component should be rendered or not. Typical example would be to render a submit button based on whether the current user has a privilege to create or modify a resource.

The actual decision making logic itself is pluggable, where a rendercondition component can be created as needed. Granite UI Foundation provides a set of build-in renderconditions.

When developing a new server component, it is RECOMMENDED to use this shared mechanic, instead of inventing a new one.

Content Structure


The render condition config. This node at very least has sling:resourceType property, which point to the actual render condition component that is doing the actual decision making logic.


Given the following content structure:

+ mybutton
  - sling:resourceType = "granite/ui/components/coral/foundation/button"
  - text = "MyButton"
  + granite:rendercondition
    - sling:resourceType = "granite/ui/components/coral/foundation/renderconditions/privilege"
    - path = "/my/path"
    - privileges = "jcr:addChildNodes"

The button is configured with a render condition of /libs/granite/ui/components/coral/foundation/renderconditions/privilege, where it will check based on JCR privilege. When the current session is able to add a child node of “/my/path” node, then the button is rendered; otherwise it is not.

Component Development

To leverage render condition in your component, you can use ComponentHelper#getRenderCondition() (or its overloads) to get the render condition of the current resource:

if (!cmp.getRenderCondition(resource, false).check()) {


Render condition mechanic doesn’t hide the resource transparently. So the resource is still readable when Sling’s Resource and/or ResourceResolver API returns their resource. Because of this, the component implementation needs to be aware explicitly about render condition.

For example in a tabpanel component where it has to loop over its items, it has to be aware about render condition of the item when it renders its tab labels. i.e. If the item is not supposed to be rendered then its label is not supposed to be rendered either:

    for (Iterator<Resource> it = cmp.getItemDataSource().iterator(); it.hasNext();) {
          Resource item =;
          Config itemCfg = new Config(item);

          if (!cmp.getRenderCondition(item, true).check()) {

          String title = i18n.getVar(itemCfg.get("jcr:title", String.class));

          %><coral-tab><%= xssAPI.encodeForHTML(title) %></coral-tab><%

This caveat is the main difference compared to FilteringResourceWrapper mechanic, where the hiding mechanic is transparent.