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Customizing the Event Registration widget

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  1. Josh Anderson
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    13 Jan 2014
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    I've downloaded and implemented the Event Registration widget from the Marketplace, and everything works well. However, I would like to modify the FormsControl.ascx file to add some CSS and include a title. Unfortunately, no changes I make in that file appear to be having any effect. I have rebuilt and ensured the updated EventRegistration.dll file is in my web project's bin folder, but the layout does not include my changes.

    Am I missing a step to ensure that the .ascx file updates are properly embedded in the build?
  2. Svetoslav Manchev
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    Hello Josh,

    Did you still experience the issue?

    I have register and test this widget and the updates seems to works fine. What I have done is to:
    - Make changes in the EventsRegistration\Resources > .ascx file
    - Build the solution
    - Copy and Replace the newly generated 'EventsRegistration.dll' file
      from: Events Registration project Bin folder
      to: SitefinityWebApp Bin folder.

    Regards,
    Svetoslav Manchev
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  3. Josh Anderson
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    Yes, I'm still experiencing the issue. I am updating the dll properly, but for some reason the changes to the ascx file are not being utilized. Here's my ascx file (note the added title panel):

    <%@ Control Language="C#" %>
    <%@ Register TagPrefix="sfFields" Assembly="Telerik.Sitefinity" Namespace="Telerik.Sitefinity.Web.UI.Fields" %>
    <%@ Register TagPrefix="sf" Namespace="Telerik.Sitefinity.Web.UI" Assembly="Telerik.Sitefinity" %>
    <sfFields:FormManager id="formManager" runat="server" />
      
      
    <asp:Panel ID="errorsPanel" runat="server" CssClass="sfErrorSummary alert alert-danger" />
    <sf:SitefinityLabel id="successMessage" runat="server" WrapperTagName="div" HideIfNoText="true" CssClass="sfSuccess" />
    <asp:Panel runat="server" ID="formTitle"><h2>Register for this Event</h2></asp:Panel>
    <asp:Panel ID="formControls" runat="server">
          
    </asp:Panel>

    That <h2> tag does not show up in the rendered control. However, I can manipulate the other components via the codebehind. So it seems that recompiling the project does incorporate code changes, but the underlying ascx resource isn't being updated.
  4. Svetoslav Manchev
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    Hi Josh,

    The amendments could be done in the .ascx file of the designer. The widget will show on the frontend the selected Form only. The page style and design could be done by adding this widget on a predefined Page Template or by adding widgets you need directly on that page (for example Content Block, Image, etc.). This will allows you to manage the Page content more flexible.

    In addition, in the 'How to Install' video of the Events Registration Widget is shown how the widget could be set-up and used.

    Regards,
    Svetoslav Manchev
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  5. Josh Anderson
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    23 Jan 2014 in reply to Svetoslav Manchev
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    I would encourage you to try it. Create a new solution, add and reference the Events Registration project, then make a cosmetic change to the ascx file in question -- add a title or something. Build and test. If you don't get the same results then there must be something in my environment.

    Incidentally, I added the widget then modified the code because the scenario you describe -- using content blocks -- isn't optimal. Not all events require registration, so I have added a boolean custom field indicating whether the Event Registration widget should be displayed. As a result, I need to be able to hide the entire thing, title and all. That's what prompted the modification.

    In any case, I have worked around it in another way. Rather than modify the ascx, I have to manipulate the controls collection in the codebehind in order to add my headline and manipulate the CSS classes assigned to the components. I wouldn't say this "solves" the problem, it just gets at it via another route.
  6. Svetoslav Manchev
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    Hello Josh,

    In order to use the FormsControl.ascx file please do the following:
    - set the file as embedded resource under FormsControl.ascx properties.
    - In FormsControlCustom.cs update:
      > Correct the path to the file (if needed) under:
    private const string layoutTemplateName = "FormsNotification.Resources.FormsControl.ascx";
      > Override the LayoutTemplatePath by adding this property:
    public override string LayoutTemplatePath
            {
                get
                {
                    string str;
                    str = (!string.IsNullOrEmpty(base.LayoutTemplatePath) ? base.LayoutTemplatePath : FormsControl.layoutTemplatePath);
                    return str;
                }
                set
                {
                    base.LayoutTemplatePath = value;
                }
            }

    - Update FormsControl.ascx as per your needs.
    - Build the solution

    Regards,
    Svetoslav Manchev
    Telerik
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