Embedding Sitefinity Widget MVC Views in an External Assembly

As we saw in the previous post, you can override the default MVC Views of the Falafel Dashboard Widgets for Sitefinity that are served from the Embedded Resources of the assembly. But how did we get the views there in the first place, and how do we serve them to the Sitefinity widgets while allowing them to be overridden with the physical files?

That’s what we will be exploring today.

Read more at the Falafel Software Blog: Embedding Sitefinity Widget MVC Views in an External Assembly

Customizing the MVC Views of the Falafel Dashboard Widgets for Sitefinity

Last week, Falafel released the new Dashboard Widgets for Sitefinity, allowing you to easily add 11 new widgets to the administration dashboard for Sitefinity 6.2+. The widgets are easy to use and provide valuable information at a glance. But did you know they’re also highly customizable?

Because these widgets are built with ASP.NET MVC, you can modify the View templates of each individual widget to change the layout to suit the visual needs of your site. In this post we’ll take a look at how you can achieve this. In a later post, we’ll look at the technical details that make this possible.

Read more at the Falafel Software Blog: Customizing the MVC Views of the Falafel Dashboard Widgets for Sitefinity