NewsRotator widget: Create an empty user control

User controls are coupled with the application they are created for and thus cannot be reused in other applications. When creating your widget as a user control, you do not have to create additional projects and add them to the solution, because the development of the widget only takes place in Sitefinity CMS application's project.

First, you create an empty user control inside your application structure. Then, you extend it and implement the widget features in the user control. To do this, you must use the Web User Control template, provided by Visual Studio.

To create a user control:

  1. At the root of your application, create folder named UserControls
  2. From the context menu, click Add » New Item...
  3. In the dialog, click Visual C# » Web » Web User Control.

  4. Name the control NewsRotator.ascx and click Add.

As a result, the empty user control is generated in UserControls folder.

Increase your Sitefinity skills by signing up for our free trainings. Get Sitefinity-certified at Progress Education Community to boost your credentials.

Get started with Integration Hub | Sitefinity Cloud | Sitefinity SaaS

This free lesson teaches administrators, marketers, and other business professionals how to use the Integration hub service to create automated workflows between Sitefinity and other business systems.

Web Security for Sitefinity Administrators

This free lesson teaches administrators the basics about protecting yor Sitefinity instance and its sites from external threats. Configure HTTPS, SSL, allow lists for trusted sites, and cookie security, among others.

Foundations of Sitefinity ASP.NET Core Development

The free on-demand video course teaches developers how to use Sitefinity .NET Core and leverage its decoupled architecture and new way of coding against the platform.

Was this article helpful?