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Mastering Sitefinity MVC Widget Development

Mastering Sitefinity MVC Widget Development

Create new Sitefinity CMS MVC widgets from scratch and implement your own logic and customize the built-in functionality of widgets.

Category : Development, Web Development

Instructor : Lino Tadros

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What you'll learn

  • Students will learn how to create MVC based Widgets in Sitefinity and create Widget Designers to facilitate changes of properties.
  • You will be able to understand the use of Angular in building Widget Designers
  • You will be able to create external Assemblies to host your widgets
  • You will be able to bring Razor syntax highlighting to Class Library projects for Widgets


In addition to Sitefinity CMS built-in widgets, you can create new widgets from scratch and implement your own logic and customize widgets' built-in functionality. You also have the option of keeping the widgets in separate assemblies and deploy them independently of your project. You can then use your new widgets side by side with the built-in ones.

With Sitefinity CMS, you have the option to develop widgets in both the SitefinityWebApp project or in external assemblies. The underlying development concept is the same but the way you organize and manage your code differs between the two methods.

In this course you will learn the following:

  • Building a Sitefinity application from scratch using Nuget Packages in Visual Studio
  • Using the Sitefinity CLI to generate boiler plate code for Widgets
  • Understand the use of Controllers, Models and Views in the structure of a Sitefinity Widget
  • Learn about the Automatic Widget Designer in Sitefinity
  • Learn about the Property Attributes that facilitate the creation of complex UX in Widget Designers
  • Building Custom widget Designers and the use of Sitefinity Feather
  • Using JSON files to set the Priority, Visibility, Components and Scripts for a Designer
  • Using Angular to connect public properties to the Sitefinity database in Designers
  • Building Class Libraries to host external Sitefinity Widgets
  • Tips and tricks along the way to make Sitefinity MVC Widget Development fun and productive.

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