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UserControls by location (instead of web.config)

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  1. SelAromDotNet
    SelAromDotNet avatar
    912 posts
    18 Jul 2012
    30 Jun 2009
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    this is just an idea I had that might help developers especially those who need to test something locally before publishing.

    I am constantly creating new user controls to drop onto sitefinity pages, unfortunately each one has to be registered in web.config, which means my application will restart (not good for a site that must remain live). additionally, since my local web.config is different that my live one, it means I have to go into the live site and manually edit the web.config to include the control.

    I think it would be great to have an option to designate a folder so that any UserControls located there will automatically show up in the Control Toolbox. I realize this might cause a performance hit as it would have to read them each time...

    just an idea, any thoughts? thanks!
  2. Georgi
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    3583 posts
    28 Oct 2016
    02 Jul 2009
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    Hi SelArom,

    This will be resolved in Sitefinity 4.0, where the web.config will be much more smaller and the user controls will be registered in a different place.

    Other than that, you can add your user controls via the user interface, rather than editing the live site web.config file.

    Sincerely yours,
    the Telerik team

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