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Problems Adding a User Control

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  1. PI Dev
    PI Dev avatar
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    07 Jul 2010
    05 Aug 2011
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    We're having problems adding user controls to Sitefinity 4.1. We're using the procedure described in: http://www.sitefinity.com/40/help/developers-guide/sitefinity-essentials-controls-adding-controls-to-the-toolbox.html

    Here's the process:

    1. Added a folder to the Sitefinity site's file structure named UserControls,
    2. Copy the control, in its folder named TestControl, to the web site,
    3. Use the administration back-end to register information about the control with Sitefinity,

    When we drag the control to a page or a template we get this error: Could not load type 'SitfinityWebApp.UserControls.TestControl.TestControl'

    In our research we found that this can be caused by an incompletely compiled .Net web site. As a test we downloaded the site to a local workstation, did steps 1 and 2 as described above, then built the project. (CTRL+SHIFT+B) Then we copied the site back to the server and repeated step 3 to register the control. Now the control is available.

    Surely this isn't how it's supposed to work.

    What are we doing wrong?
  2. Ivan Dimitrov
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    16 Jun 2017
    08 Aug 2011
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    Hi,

    Please take a look at this post where I attached a short video that illustrates how to register a control to Sitefinity's toolbox.

    If you use a web application and make a modification to a file, you need to build the web application and get the compiled dll from the bin. For websites you don't need to build the application after each modification.

    Kind regards,
    Ivan Dimitrov
    the Telerik team
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