08 Jul 2009
28 Jul 2009
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HI There guys
I'm trying to fidn a way to modify the existing NewsView control that is being used on one of our CLients website.
I have read / search and tried to implement some of the techniques
described on the blogs / forums but still i'm not getting any success.
Currently we have just a simple NewsView Control that is dropped on the
Homepage, and then thatofcourse displays the News Article items that is
defined under the News Module.
I wanting to find a way to just change the layout structure for the
News Items that are being displayed , for ex. currently they are
displaying below each other as list , but i need them to appear
horizontally instead of vertically
The project was orginally designed in Sitefinity 3.2 and we did manage
to modify (i would say rather "Hack") the way the news items appear the
way we want to, but since i'm currently rebuilding the site from
scratch in SF 3.6 and i know its possible to apply a custom control
template to an existing control like the NewsView control, in order to
define your own layout if you want to., i rather want to do it the
I first hoped that i could just copy the old existing NewsList control together with its .resx and the CSS file it uses
into the new 3.6 project but I cant seem to find any NewsList control
under the SF 3.6 control templates. I think there were certain
structure changes with the new 3.6 version
I then tried the ''
option , by trying to map the NewsView control within Sitefinity to the
existing NewsList Control(and all its related files) that i've copied
into the new 3.6 websites' project folder:
but then gives me different errors inside of Sitefinity.
Because i'm not really dedicated programmer/developer , so I was hoping
you guys could help me in simple step by step basis (if possible) on
how i could get thelayout change on the NewsView control.
If i need to edit and customise the layout in Visual Studio and then
just find a simple enough way to apply the new layout on the existing
NewsView control , that would be great
or alternatively if there would be a way to use the exsiting NewsList
control with the existing CSS style sheet and just place it in the
correct place so that Sitefinity will be able to pick it up , so that
it will display as it did in the 3.2 version of the Website.
Any help would be greatly appreciated