Can't select custom web part as a widget

bert limerkens asked on May 23, 2017 15:28

Hey guys,

I'm having an issue here. I want to create a widget from a custom web part I created. (It inherits from Web Part Zone).

But when I try to select the web part in the widgets application It is not showing. So I can't select it.

Anyone else had this before? Anyone knows what the problem is here?

Thanks for your help!

Kind Regards,

Bert

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Trevor Fayas answered on May 23, 2017 15:55

I believe the issue is that you cannot make a widget from a webpart that INHERITS another webpart.

It's a rather annoying thing i know, i have run into it many a time (it's why you have to clone my Transformable Webpart instead of just inheriting from the base). You actually need to create a non-inheriting web part if you want to turn it into a widget.

Easy way is to just clone the web part (but not the file), and just hve 2 webparts pointing to the same file.

Unless your custom web part does indeed have it's own file, then just manually add all the inherited fields.

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Prashant Verma answered on May 23, 2017 15:43 (last edited on May 23, 2017 15:45)

Hi Bert,

You need to register that custom webpart as widget.

Step1 : Go to widget module in kentico admin and create new widget choose your custom webpart on widget based on webpart field and create it.

Step 2 : Then assign it to your current site and use it on page you want to use widget.

Note: If changing anything in your webpart then don't forget to remove and re -add your widget to the page.

Thanks

Happy to help you

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bert limerkens answered on May 23, 2017 15:45

Hi Prashant,

That's my problem. I can't register it as a widget because it doesn't show up in my list of web parts.

Any thoughts about why it's not showing there?

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Prashant Verma answered on May 23, 2017 15:48 (last edited on May 23, 2017 15:51)

Hi Bert,

It seams like your webpart not registered properly into system. Make sure your webpart inherited with base class of CMSAbstractedWebpart.

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bert limerkens answered on May 23, 2017 15:54 (last edited on May 23, 2017 15:54)

I created one that inherits from the "Web Part Zone" webpart. So that should be ok?

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bert limerkens answered on May 23, 2017 16:00

Thanks Trevor, it is working now!

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