For widgets that inherit from SimpleView or SimpleScriptView classes, you change their template by setting the LayoutTemplatePath property to your own template value. This tutorial demonstrates how to set you own widget template to a widget that does not inherit from SimpleView or SimpleScriptView classes - the Download list widget.
The Download list widget displays documents and files in different ways according to the type you choose in the designer - List, Table, Table+Detail page, List+Detail page. You can customize the template for each of these types in the following way:
NOTE: Because there are required controls that are required, when extending the template, you must add these controls to the new one. For example, such required control is the RadGrid with ID documentsGrid. Otherwise you will receive A required control was not found in the template for . . . error.
NOTE: Because the template is created in SitefinityWebApp, the sample above uses a virtual path for the embedded custom template: "~/CustomPrefix/". For more information, see Taking advantage of the Virtual Path Provider.
By default FrontentMasterListViewName is used by the DocumentsDefintions. If you want to load your custom template according to the setting chosen in the designer, you must check the viewName in the LoadView method and set the LayoutTemplatePath property accordingly.
After this procedure, whenever you select a view from the Download list widget designer, the corresponding custom template is loaded.
In addition, you can make your templates editable from the UI by opening Designer » Widget templates and store them as the default Download list templates.
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