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Extending: User Control OR Custom Module?

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  1. Meister
    Meister avatar
    262 posts
    09 Nov 2007
    30 Jan 2008
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    I've followed the Simple User control video and managed to create a contact us form

    However, now i need to create a more complex one
    It will allow you to (when in back end)

    Add fields
    Delete fields
    re order fields

    When i say fields i mean text boxes

    What i dont understand is how much i can do with a simple user control?
    do you have any documentation that tells you what you can and cannot do?

    Will i be able to implement this functionality or will i have to use a custom module?
    Will i have to buy nolics ?

    I'm hoping i can use a user control and its a lot easier

  2. Pepi
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    981 posts
    31 Jan 2017
    31 Jan 2008
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    Hi Quade,

    If you want to implement a functionality for dynamically generating forms, then we would recommend you create an intra-site module. You could investigate the implementation of JobsIntraSite sample that comes with Sitefinity. Also, you could find useful information in the Developer Manual -> Modules -> Intra-Site Modules. If the purpose is just to create a form, you could use a User Control and implement the required logic in it. Here are some useful online resources for creating User Controls in .NET:

    1. How to: Create an ASP.NET User Control
    2. ASP.NET User Controls Overview

    Regarding your question about Nolics , Sitefinity comes with OEM license for Nolics that will allow you to make modules for Sitefinity using the Nolics tools. But if you want your module to operate as a standalone application as well, or use the tools for other purposes, you will need to obtain a separate license from them.

    Hope the provided information is helpful.

    the Telerik team

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