Archive | January 2012

How To Add Custom Web Part Properties To Visual Web Part In SharePoint 2010

Hey Folks,

Let’s see how we can add custom web part properties to a visual web part in SharePoint 2010.

Open Visual Studio 2010 -> File -> New -> Project -> Visual C# -> SharePoint -> 2010 and select Visual Web Part project template as below:

In SharePoint Customization Wizard, validate the SharePoint 2010 site URL as below:

Once Visual Studio 2010 open ups, it will look like below:

Open VisualWebPart1.cs file and add below code:


namespace AddCustomProperty.VisualWebPart1
public class VisualWebPart1 : WebPart
// Visual Studio might automatically update this path when you change the Visual Web Part project item.
private const string _ascxPath = @”~/_CONTROLTEMPLATES/AddCustomProperty/VisualWebPart1/VisualWebPart1UserControl.ascx”;

private string _Name;
[WebBrowsable(true), WebDisplayName(“Name”), WebDescription(“My Name”),
Personalizable(PersonalizationScope.Shared), Category(“Custom Property”),

public string Name
get { return _Name; }
set { _Name = value; }

protected override void CreateChildControls()
VisualWebPart1UserControl control = (VisualWebPart1UserControl)Page.LoadControl(_ascxPath);
control.Name = Name;


It should look like below:

Open VisualWebPart1UserControl.ascx file and add below code:

It should look like below:

Open VisualWebPart1UserControl.ascx.cs file and add below code:

namespace AddCustomProperty.VisualWebPart1
public partial class VisualWebPart1UserControl : UserControl
public string Name { get; set; }

protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
NameLiteral.Text = "Your Name is : " + this.Name;

It should look like below:

Deploy The Project:

Final Look:

Thanks & Have Fun!! πŸ™‚

Check out some great MSDN developer resources


Please find below some great MSDN Developer Resources:

Thanks & Have fun!! πŸ™‚

Limitation of SharePoint 2010

I’ve found mainly three major limitation of SharePoint 2010.


I will arrange them in three manor:


1. Simple :

SharePoint 2010 does not support .NET Framework 4.0


2. Average :

SharePoint Designer 2010 does not support looping.


3. Complex :

Excel services can not connect to SharePoint Data.


Thanks & Have Fun!!

Naimish Pandya [MCTS, MCPD, MVP] – Blog Summary 2011

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