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TitleMVC: How to customize built in widget with a property controlled by the designer
URL NameHow-to-customize-built-in-MVC-widget-with-a-property-controlled-by-the-designer
Article Number000136138
EnvironmentProduct: Sitefinity
Version: 9.x, 10.x, 11.x, 12.x, 13.x
OS: All supported OS versions
Database: All supported Microsoft SQL Server versions
Question/Problem Description
How to customize an existing MVC widget to add custom property which is later controlled from the designer?
How to extend built-in feather widget with a property?
How to add checkbox control on contents widget designer backend view (DynamicContentListViewModel) to manage some functionality on templates?
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This task requires few extensions according to the MVC pattern with C# for the model, Razor for the Views, and AngularJS for the designer logic.
  1.  Extend the model of the widget to include the property, and register the new model using dependency injection in Global.asax file. Check:
        Check the attached sample where this is achieved for the Blog post widget.
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Notes
The source code for the widgets used in Feather is available to download from GitHub, Sitefinity Feather widgets https://github.com/Sitefinity/feather-widgets. By downloading the widgets, users are not only able to modify the templates of these widgets but will be able to add logic to the current functionality of the widgets. These customized widgets can then be registered in Sitefinity as new widgets
Last Modified Date6/17/2021 10:20 AM
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