Hello Scott McNeany,
We've got one person updating the .ascx templates directly while another person makes a copy and calls it xxx_Custom.ascx and updates the ControlsConfig.xml file with the new name. The latter is obviously more suitable to handle upgrades, but do you find it easier to make a directory structure outside of the Sitefinity folder for this? Do you use a custom DLL to store the ascx files, and if so, how?
You do not need to rename the templates - all templates that are mapped through ControlsConfig are customized or probably customized, otherwise you would not map them. It is better to use the default path of the template that is set in the sample ControlsConfig.xml file that we provide. This allows you to find templates easily instead of adding them in a common folder or creating an additional folder in your application.
Where would you recommend storing the overriden controls (i.e. LatestNewsView that inherits from NewsView)? Obviously the App_Code folder will get very large if you store everything there.
Compile the controls to dlls and put them in your bin.
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