ASP.NET BaseSkinnedWebPart

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Released: May 7, 2008
Updated: May 12, 2008 by sasa
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Release Notes

This release includes a base class for skinned web parts for ASP.NET 2.0 web applications. The previous release included base class for skinned web parts for SharePoint:

Differences between SharePoint and ASP.NET versions

The main difference is in storing and selecting skins for web parts. In SharePoint version we stored skins in a document library and configured web parts to use specific skins using custom SharePoint ToolPart. In case of ASP.NET version we don't have a document library and there is no SharePoint ToolPart. On the other hand, there are a number of other ways skins can be stored and web parts can be configured.

ASP.NET version of base class

The ASP.NET version of base class uses a provider model for skins selection (check for class diagrams showing the classes and interfaces used by base class). One implementation of configuration provider is already implemented (XmlConfigProvider) and it reads skins configuration from XML files. Developers can implement their own providers to be able to store configuration and skins on other locations (like in database, web services, etc).

You can find both source code of base class (and all associated classes and interfaces) and source code of a sample ASP.NET web application that uses base class for web parts skinning. contains screenshots of sample web page from the sample project.

Future plans

The generator tool made in previous release will be updated to also support generation of web parts for ASP.NET (at the moment it generates only the web parts that work with base class for SharePoint).

Reviews for this release

Great Work!
by KwangSik on Sep 18, 2009 at 10:06 AM