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Layout Template has no effect on Duplication Navigation control in Toolboxes

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  1. Jacques
    Jacques avatar
    427 posts
    28 Jun 2007
    08 Feb 2012
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    Hi there,

    I have a duplicate navigation control that must be used on various pages, but it has to also make use of a custom layout which is done in a separate ascx control.

    If I manually add a normal navigation control to page and edit it's custom layout property, it works and applies the custom template, but...

    If I go to Administration > Settings > Advanced > Toolboxes > Page Controls > Sections > NavigationControlSection > Tools and I make a copy of the original navigation control and in the new copy I apply the same path to the custom layout, it doesn't work.

    The description for this field in the Administration section says the following: "Specifies the name of an embedded layout template or the path to an external (.ascx) template."
    So it sounds like it should do what I expect, but when I drop the new control (which uses the same type as the original Navigation control) onto a page, it doesn't adopt the custom layout.

    Why would that be?

  2. Jen Peleva
    Jen Peleva avatar
    568 posts
    10 Nov 2016
    10 Feb 2012
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    Hello Jacques,

    Thank you for contacting us.

    If you'd like to use your navigation template as a separate navigation control, you would have to add a SiteMapDataSource to it and then register it Administration > Settings > Advanced > Toolboxes > Page Controls > Sections > NavigationControlsSection. and in Control CLR Type or Virtual Path specify the relative path to your custom navigation. Please take a look at the sample below to see hot to configure the SiteMapDataSource. In order for your navigation to display Sitefinity pages, you need to use SitefinitySiteMapDataSource:
    <%@ Control Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="true" CodeBehind="CustomNavigationControl.ascx.cs" Inherits="SitefinityWebApp.CustomNavigationControl" %>
    <%@ Register Assembly="Telerik.Sitefinity" Namespace="Telerik.Sitefinity.Web.UI.NavigationControls" TagPrefix="navcontrols" %>
    <navcontrols:SitefinitySiteMapDataSource ID="SiteMapDataSource" runat="server" ShowStartingNode="false" />
    <telerik:RadMenu runat="server" ID="MyMenu" DataSourceID="SiteMapDataSource"></telerik:RadMenu>

    Hope you find this information useful.

    Kind regards,
    Jen Peleva
    the Telerik team
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