Relatively new to Salesforce. I'm building a Community Pages site, and I built a custom template in a Lightning Component Bundle. I want to set an onclick event that works on the entire page area that fires a method on a LWC within the template. I found a tutorial that does almost exactly what I need:


That works, but that relies on importing the LWC directly into the Aura component. I'm using {!v.body} in the template and using the Builder tool to drag LWCs into the body area of the template. So is there a way to target the LWC from the Aura parent, but the LWC that's been added in the builder to the {!v.body} area instead of directly?

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You can create a listener inside your LWC component and fire a message from Aura. For this you can either use LMS or window.dispatchEvent

  • Can you elaborate any? I've been trying to make window.dispatchEvent work with the LWC and parent Aura template and I've had no luck.
    – KC2020
    Commented Nov 30, 2020 at 19:58
  • Can you please share your code so that i can check where exactly its going wrong. Commented Dec 1, 2020 at 1:21

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