The following database tables are used to store widget data:
|•||CMS_Widget - contains widgets and their settings|
|•||CMS_WidgetCategory - contains widget categories and information about them|
|•||CMS_WidgetRole - assigns roles and their permissions to widgets|
The data about the configuration and placement of individual instances of widgets on page templates is stored in the CMS_PageTemplate table.
The widgets API is provided by the following CMS.PortalEngine namespace classes:
|•||WidgetInfo, WidgetInfoProvider - these classes provide functionality for managing widgets|
|•||WidgetCategoryInfo, WidgetCategoryInfoProvider - this class provides functionality for managing widget categories|
The following topics show examples of how these classes can be used:
The API programming and Kentico CMS internals section of this guide contains more API related information, so please refer to it if required.
For detailed API documentation, such as a list of all methods from the classes above, please refer to Kentico CMS API Reference that is a part of your Kentico CMS installation and can be accessed through the programs folder in Windows Start menu.