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Can we use Inline Editing on Custom Controls

  • Can we use Inline Editing on Custom Controls

  • I would like to set up a user control that supports front end editing.  The ideal scenario would allow me to use the custom designer I have already set up for this control. Is there an established way to achieve this?  If so, can someone provide me a resource link or some direction to get me started.

  • Hi Drew,

    It is possiblem but your control should implement IBrowseAndEditable interface.

    Kind regards,
    Ivan Dimitrov
    the Telerik team
  • Thanks Ivan,
    I think I've implemented the interface correctly, but I'm getting an exception thrown from a telerik class.

    The method that's failing isBrowseAndEdit.PropertyEditorBrowseAndEditStrategy.Configure here is the stack trace.
    [NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.]
       Telerik.Sitefinity.Web.UI.PublicControls.BrowseAndEdit.PropertyEditorBrowseAndEditStrategy.Configure(Object instance, Guid pageId) +592
       Telerik.Sitefinity.Modules.Pages.StaticPageData.CreateChildControls(Page page, Boolean isFrontEndPage) +807
       Telerik.Sitefinity.Web.PageRouteHandler.ApplyLayoutsAndControls(Page page, RequestContext requestContext) +212
       Telerik.Sitefinity.Web.RouteHandler.InitializeContent(Page handler, RequestContext requestContext) +276
       Telerik.Sitefinity.Web.RouteHandler.Handler_Load(Object sender, EventArgs e) +215
       System.Web.UI.Control.OnLoad(EventArgs e) +91
       System.Web.UI.Control.LoadRecursive() +74
       System.Web.UI.Page.ProcessRequestMain(Boolean includeStagesBeforeAsyncPoint, Boolean includeStagesAfterAsyncPoint) +2207

    I'm going to add some code here for the example control as well. Everything but the designer anyway.
    <%@ Control Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="true" CodeBehind="UserControl.ascx.cs" Inherits="SitefinityWebApp.controls.UserControl" %>
    <%@ Register TagPrefix="sf" Assembly="Telerik.Sitefinity" Namespace="Telerik.Sitefinity.Web.UI.PublicControls.BrowseAndEdit" %>
    <sf:BrowseAndEditToolbar ID="browseAndEditToolbar" runat="server" Mode="Edit"></sf:BrowseAndEditToolbar>
    <div class="example">
    <li><asp:Literal ID="Prop1" runat="server" Text="Property 1"></asp:Literal></li>
    <li><asp:Literal ID="Prop2" runat="server" Text="Property 2"></asp:Literal></li>
    <li><asp:Literal ID="Prop3" runat="server" Text="Property 3"></asp:Literal></li>
    <li><asp:Literal ID="Prop4" runat="server" Text="Property 4"></asp:Literal></li>

    Here is UserControl.ascx.cs
    using System;
    using System.Collections.Generic;
    using System.ComponentModel;
    using Telerik.Sitefinity.Web.UI.ControlDesign;
    using Telerik.Sitefinity.Web.UI.PublicControls.BrowseAndEdit;
    namespace SitefinityWebApp.controls
        public partial class UserControl : System.Web.UI.UserControl, IBrowseAndEditable
            public UserControl()
                    this.commands = new List<BrowseAndEditCommand>();
            [Category("A Category Name")]
            public virtual string Property1 get; set;
            [Category("A Category Name")]
            public virtual string Property2 get; set;
            [Category("A Category Name")]
            public virtual string Property3 get; set;
            [Category("A Category Name")]
            public string Property4 get; set;
            #region IBrowseAndEditable Members
            // Fields
             private List<BrowseAndEditCommand> commands = new List<BrowseAndEditCommand>();
            // Methods
            public void AddCommands(IList<BrowseAndEditCommand> cmds)
            BrowseAndEditToolbar IBrowseAndEditable.BrowseAndEditToolbar
                get return this.browseAndEditToolbar;
            protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
                BrowseAndEditManager current = BrowseAndEditManager.GetCurrent(this.Page);
                if (current != null)
                Prop1.Text = string.IsNullOrWhiteSpace(Property1) ? "EMPTY1" : Property1;
                Prop2.Text = string.IsNullOrWhiteSpace(Property2) ? "EMPTY2" : Property2;
                Prop3.Text = string.IsNullOrWhiteSpace(Property3) ? "EMPTY3" : Property3;
                Prop4.Text = string.IsNullOrWhiteSpace(Property4) ? "EMPTY4" : Property4;

    Thanks for the response and thanks for any additional help you can provide,
  • Hi Drew,

    Currently InLine editting can be extended only with custom controls, please convert your control to custom control and instead of page load use initializecontrols.

    the Telerik team
  • Pavel,

    Is this still the case, where the BrowseAndEdit functionality can only be used with Custom Controls or can it be used with User Controls now?

    Many thanks,
  • Hi Andrei,

    Yes, it is possible. Please check the blog post here:

    Best wishes,
    Pavel Iliev
    the Telerik team
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