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Getting Intellisense to work when developing embedded templates

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  1. John
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    07 Nov 2008
    28 Sep 2009
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    I must be missing something. When I develop a custom module for SF as a separate VS project, I can never seem to get Visual Studio's Intellisense to work when editing embedded Control Templates.

    I always make sure that i reference the correct DLLs for the project (e.g. Telerik.Cms.Web.UI), and make sure that that the templates properly register the assemblies (e.g.  <%@ Register TagPrefix="sf" Namespace="Telerik.Cms.Web.UI" Assembly="Telerik.Cms.Web.UI" %> ) but still, the editor gives me those squiggly lines with the messages that these are not known elements. It drives me nuts, since It's a pain to look up what properties the big bucket of Sitefinity controls might have.

    As an example, if i open up the sample Products module:
    http://www.sitefinity.com/blogs/ivan/posts/09-03-11/sample_generic_content_based_module_products_module.aspx
    Once i fix the broken references to sitefinity DLLs and add the missing ones to the project, I still get no intellisence in Visual Studio.

    Please tell me that there's a way to get it working, because it feels like a step back in .NET to not be able to use the IDE's features.

    Thanks!


  2. Ivan Dimitrov
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    29 Sep 2009
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    Hello John,

    Intellisense cannot be used in embedded templates. The problem is not related to any reference. I agree that it is not convenient, but there is no option to turn it on.

    Regards,
    Ivan Dimitrov
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