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Show the contents of any chest when hovering over it

Last updated 2 weeks ago
Total downloads 2465
Total rating 0 
Categories Mods Utility Client-side
Dependency string MSchmoecker-ContentsWithin-2.0.2
Dependants 11 other mods depend on this mod

This mod requires the following mods to function

denikson-BepInExPack_Valheim-5.4.1900 icon

BepInEx pack for Valheim. Preconfigured and includes unstripped Unity DLLs.

Preferred version: 5.4.1900




Show the contents of any chests when hovering over it using the existing container UI.


This mod is a reworked fork of Redseiko's ContentsWithin, licensed under GPL-3.0, that doesn't transpile player methods but only patches GUI methods.

This change makes it compatible with MultiUserChest, Auga and maybe even a few other mods. Additionally it fixes a few minor bugs like the mouse beeing visible for shorts periods of time or being able to move items while the ESC manu is open. See the changelog for more information.

Manual Installation

This mod requires BepInEx. Extract all files to BepInEx/plugins/ContentsWithin


  • Launch the game and go hover over any chest.
  • You can interact with the chest regularly and it should bring up the regular player inventory when you are the chest instance owner.
  • You can press hot-key RightShift + P (configurable) to toggle off/on the "show container contents" feature.
    • Turning this off/on (as well as toggling isModEnabled) while looking at a chest can cause weird UI behaviour.


  • The info panel, crafting panel and player inventory panel are hidden when in hovering mode.
  • Hovering works when another player has the chest open and updates the contents being changed.
  • Opening a chest of which you are not instance owner of will try to go through the "chest" interact sequence and may take a moment to activate.





  • Fixed invisible durability bar bug of chests
  • Added compatibility for Auga


  • Reworked code to not use transpiler but only rely on GUI methods
  • Fixed the info panel and crafting panel were hidden on chest interaction
  • Fixed items could be be moved in chest while in ESC menu
  • Fixed mouse was shortly active after moving over a chest
  • Changed Tab-key doesn't open the chest but the player inventory as normally. This behaves more vanilla like and doesn't accidentally blocks chests


  • Add a check for the Container.CheckAccess() during hover.


  • Initial release.

Available versions

Please note that the install buttons only work if you have compatible client software installed, such as the Thunderstore Mod Manager. Otherwise use the zip download links instead.

Upload date Version number Downloads Download link  
2022-11-14 2.0.2 412 Version 2.0.2 Install
2022-5-11 2.0.1 1463 Version 2.0.1 Install
2022-4-8 2.0.0 590 Version 2.0.0 Install