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Editor configuration and Rad Controls

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  1. Brenda
    Brenda avatar
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    02 Jun 2010
    02 Jun 2010
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    I'm working on a Sitefinity website for a client and this is my first time with this product. We are using the trial version, and my client plans to purchase the licensed version.

    First Question:
    I figured out how to change the default editor to show all controls, but now the editing window is too small. I want to keep all the tools but get rid of the big box at the bottom that is showing a big jumbled mess of code and just maximize the design/html window so that it's more than an inch tall. I've looked through the XML file but I can't figure out what to delete or change to fix this. Resizing this constantly is sucking up my time. Please help?

    Second Question:
    It seems that I need to use the RadPanel control to make an accordion content area on my site. When I add this control I get nothing and there's no editor for me to add any content. I saw examples on this site where this tool can be used for this purpose. I'd rather not write a bunch of code if I can just plug in something and use it. I just want an accordion with titles on the accordion part and html content in the panels, and I want to be able to use the ready-made skin or be able to style it with CSS.

    Third Question:
    I've searched all over this site and it seems to be saying that we get all the RAD controls with SF. However, when I watched the Webinar on Designing and Skinning with SF, at near the end of the video there appears a whole folder (in the root directory showing as very last folder) with RAD controls including skins. We don't have this folder. Am I missing something? I would like to use the RadDock control to make a floating form, but I can't find it on the physical site and it doesn't appear in the tools.

    I am sorry to ask so much, but I have really searched for answers to these questions and tried to figure it out myself before coming here.

  2. Ivan Dimitrov
    Ivan Dimitrov avatar
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    12 Sep 2017
    03 Jun 2010
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    Hello Brenda,

    1. You could try to resize the whole Dialog inside which RadEdtior control is wrapped. For instance for GenericContent control which you can dorop on a page you can modify width and height properties of

    div.RadWindow {
        background-color: #C8D2D4;
        border: 1px solid #557076;
        width: 800px !important;
        height: 800px !important;

    Note that the same dialog is used by all other controls.

    2. There is SitePanelBar control that you can drop on a page. The control is customized RadPanelBar which is bound to SiteMapDataSource control.

    You can find more information and samples about how to modify RadPanelBar control at

    RadPanelBar for ASP.NET AJAX
    PanelBar / First Look - demo

    3. All RadControls are compiled in Telerik.Web.UI.dll which is located in project’s bin folder. Each customer can register every RadControl using the web.config file – toolboxControls section. Below is a snippet of this section

       <clear />
       <add name="RadScheduler" section=”RadControls” type=”Telerik.Web.UI.RadScheduler, Telerik.Web.UI”/>

    Generally speaking, you have access to all the Ajax Controls in Visual Studio when you download Sitefinity. These can be used for modifying the site and creating custom (.ascx) controls, which you can then upload to Sitefinity.  Most of the RadControls are usually only useful for developers and can be confusing to content managers who just want to create text, polls, and other information to publish on the site. This is why it may only be wise to add only those RadControls to the dashboard that content managers will be using  and not the ones that they won’t (for example the RadAjaxManager).

    Ivan Dimitrov
    the Telerik team

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