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On the General tab, you can specify the following properties of the web part:


Display name

Name of the web part displayed to users in the administration interface.

Code name

Name of the web part used in website code.


Category within the web part catalog where the web part will be placed.


Sets the type of the web part, which affects its behaviour and properties. Different web part types are also marked with different colors and icons on the Design tab of CMS Desk. The following web part types are available:


Standard - typical web parts displaying some content.

Data source - do not display any content, only provide data to be displayed by a connected web part.

Filter - can be connected to a data source and enable users to limit the data provided by it.

Placeholder - used for the General -> Layout -> Page placeholder web part; specifies the area where the content of sub-pages should be displayed.

Invisible - are not displayed on the page at all and usually perform some type of background task.

Basic - basic web parts without partial caching and AJAX UpdatePanel support.

Layout - these web parts can be used to generate a specific layout for page content by defining additional web part zones. For more information, please see the Development -> Web parts -> Layout web parts chapter in the Kentico CMS Developer's Guide.

Widget only - these web parts are only intended to serve as base templates for widgets and are not available in the web part selection dialog on the Design tab of CMS Desk. Please keep in mind that changing a web part that is already on some page template to this type will not remove it or prevent it from functioning.

File name

Contains a relative path to the user control that implements the web part. The path starts from the CMSWebParts folder. It's recommended that you organize the web parts on the disk in the same way as in the categories. Example: Search/cmscompletesearchdialog.ascx


Text describing the web part, which will be displayed in the web part catalog.


Image used as a preview in the web part catalog. When a file is uploaded in the field, two icons are displayed next to it:


Edit (Edit) - if the file is an image, clicking the icon opens it in the built-in image editor. If the file is not an image (which would not make sense as no thumbnail could be displayed), the metadata editor is opened after clicking the icon.

Delete (Delete) - removes the file from the field.


More resources can be found at:


Developer's Guide -> Development -> Web parts -> Overview

Developer's Guide -> Development -> Web parts -> Developing web parts

Developer's Guide -> Development -> Web parts -> Modifying web parts