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Widget code-behind for single item templates

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  1. David Rhodes
    David Rhodes avatar
    42 posts
    24 May 2005
    27 Mar 2014
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    I've been using the following to add code-behind to built in widgets for list items which works great 


    I'd like to do the same for single items, does anyone know how I can access the data items in the code-behind? 

  2. Junior Dominguez
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    115 posts
    03 Oct 2016
    01 Apr 2014
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    Hi David,

    The procedure would be similar for a single item, but in this case you will work on the Full Blog Post item template by going to Design>>Widget  Templates.

    Another easy way to get the current item would consist on extending the Blog Posts widget (or creating a new one). It is easily possible by creating a class which inherits from BlogPostView in Visual Studio as shown on this video.

    The code may look similar to this:

    public class CustomBlogPostItem : BlogPostView
            protected override void CreateChildControls()
                var view = this.CurrentView;
                if (view.ViewType.FullName == "Telerik.Sitefinity.Modules.Blogs.Web.UI.Public.DetailPostView")
                    var item = this.DetailItem;

    Kind Regards,
    Junior Dominguez
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