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An undocumented discovery

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  1. higgsy
    higgsy avatar
    336 posts
    05 Aug 2010
    04 May 2011
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    I just discovered something today that I wasnt aware existed and I just wanted to validate my findings.

    If you add a custom control to the toolboxconfig file, like so:

    <add enabled="True" type="SitefinityControls.NewsletterSignup" title="Newsletter signup" description="" resourceClassId="" cssClass="" layoutTemplate="" moduleName="" Title="Sign up for news123!" Message="Sign up to our regular newsletter." name="NewsletterSignup" />

    If you have a public property in the control which matches the properties set in the config entry (in my example I have a public property for Title and Message) then Sitefinity will automatically set the values of those public properties to the values you have set in the config file.

    Is this a sitefinity thing, or just a .NET thing - it's awesome either way, and very helpful!

  2. Boyan Barnev
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    1429 posts
    02 Jan 2018
    09 May 2011
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    Hi higgsy,

    Yes, it is possible to make changes to the configuration straight from the .config files, you will need to restart the application so that those changes can be read and applied on application start/first call. However this is not a recommended practice since it's much easier for a user to mess up the configuration (e.g. a typo or wrong syntax) and no error handling is available for this level of intervention.
    I hope you find the above information useful. If you need any further assistance, please let me know.

    Boyan Barnev
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