Widgets from web parts that inherit properties from other web parts

lawrence whittemore asked on March 4, 2015 17:17

I created a new web part that inherits it's properties from another so that I could add one extra field and make it into a widget. However, I am not able to select the web part when trying to create a widget.

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Trevor Fayas answered on March 4, 2015 20:52

Have you tried going to System -> Restart application? It's possible the system's cache isn't seeing the new web part yet because the system's cache didn't register it.

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Reza Zareian Fard answered on March 5, 2015 09:54

I faced same issue before but couldn't find a solution so Instead of inheriting I duplicated webpart

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Juraj Ondrus answered on April 6, 2015 14:15

Hi,

This is by design - it is not possible to create a widget from a inherited web part. The solution is to clone/duplicate the original web part as mentioned by Reza.

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Elmar Höfinghoff answered on August 8, 2016 14:36 (last edited on August 8, 2016 14:37)

Why? This would be very useful. Is there a technical reason not to alow this? Currently I have a base web part with fields for e.g. headline text, headline type, width on mobile, on tablet, etc. When the customer needs an additional field in all widgets, I am forced to go through all my Web Parts and change it redundantly multiple times. This is very awful. Inheritance works fine with Web Parts - why is it not possible to make Widgets from these Web Parts to get this feature for Widgets as well?

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