How to create checkbox and dropdownlist in webpart custom properties

In this article we will be seeing how to create checkbox and dropdownlist in webpart custom properties .



In this article we will be seeing how to create checkbox and dropdownlist in webpart custom properties .

Steps Involved:

  • Open Visual Studio 2010.
  • Create an "Empty SharePoint Project".
  • Right click on the solution and click on Add => New Item.
  • Select "Webpart" template from SharePoint 2010 installed templates.
  • Entire solution looks like the following

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  • Replace CustomPropertiesWP.cs file with the following code.

using System;
using System.ComponentModel;
using System.Web;
using System.Web.UI;
using System.Web.UI.WebControls;
using System.Web.UI.WebControls.WebParts;
using Microsoft.SharePoint;
using Microsoft.SharePoint.WebControls;

namespace CustomProperties.CustomPropertiesWP
{
    [ToolboxItemAttribute(false)]
    public class CustomPropertiesWP : WebPart
    {
        public static string _value;
        [System.Web.UI.WebControls.WebParts.WebBrowsable(true),
         System.Web.UI.WebControls.WebParts.WebDisplayName("Enter the Value"),
         System.Web.UI.WebControls.WebParts.WebDescription(""),
         System.Web.UI.WebControls.WebParts.Personalizable(
         System.Web.UI.WebControls.WebParts.PersonalizationScope.Shared),
         System.ComponentModel.Category("anavijai Custom Properties"),
         System.ComponentModel.DefaultValue("")]

        public string _Value
        {
            get { return _value; }
            set { _value = value; }
        }

        public Boolean _property;
        [System.Web.UI.WebControls.WebParts.WebBrowsable(true),
         System.Web.UI.WebControls.WebParts.WebDisplayName("Check box property"),
         System.Web.UI.WebControls.WebParts.WebDescription(""),
         System.Web.UI.WebControls.WebParts.Personalizable(
         System.Web.UI.WebControls.WebParts.PersonalizationScope.Shared),
         System.ComponentModel.Category("anavijai Custom Properties"),
         System.ComponentModel.DefaultValue("")]

        public Boolean _Property
        {
            get { return _property; }
            set { _property = value; }
        }

        public enum siteLists { List1, List2, List3 };
        protected siteLists _list;
          [System.Web.UI.WebControls.WebParts.WebBrowsable(true),
         System.Web.UI.WebControls.WebParts.WebDisplayName("Select the List"),
         System.Web.UI.WebControls.WebParts.WebDescription(""),
         System.Web.UI.WebControls.WebParts.Personalizable(
         System.Web.UI.WebControls.WebParts.PersonalizationScope.Shared),
         System.ComponentModel.Category("anavijai Custom Properties"),
         System.ComponentModel.DefaultValue("")]

        public siteLists _List
        {
            get { return _list; }
            set { _list = value; }
        }

        protected override void CreateChildControls()
        {
            Label lblMessage = new Label();
            lblMessage.Text = "Custom Properties";
            this.Controls.Add(lblMessage);
        }
    }
}

  • Build and deploy the solution.
  • Go to the SharePoint Site =>Site Actions =>Edit Page =>Editing Tools => Insert =>Web Part =>Categories => Custom =>CustomPropertiesWP.

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  • Click on Add.
  • Edit the webpart; you will see custom categories in the webpart properties.

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