Custom renderer for ContenentReference will not work


I would like to use a custom render for a Content Reference Property (PageLink). Here is an example of the custom renderer:

[TemplateDescriptor(TagString = "MyCustomRenderer")]
public class PropertyPageReferenceCustomControl : PropertyPageReferenceControl, IRenderTemplate<ContentReference>
	public override void CreateDefaultControls()

	// I need todo some stuff here but this template is never rendered.


And how I am calling it from a control

<EPiServer:Property ID="Property1" PropertyName="PageLink" runat="server">
    <RenderSettings Tag="MyCustomRenderer" />

I want to be able to manipulate the way the PageLink is rendered but with the above, my custom renderer is simple not used.

I have other custom renders working in the same project but for different types. i.e

[TemplateDescriptor(TagString = "UrlWithTitle")]
public class PropertyUrlWithTitleControl : PropertyUrlControl, IRenderTemplate<Url>

Can anyone see what I am doing wrong with the PropertyPageReferenceControl custom renderer?


Apr 11, 2013 17:55

Your render template is set to ContentReference and your class is inheriting from PropertyPageReferenceControl - is it possible that you need to use PropertyContentReferenceControl? (I don't use web forms, only MVC)  I'm not sure if the PropertyPageReferenceControl works with ContentReference.  I could be wrong though, check it out.  Notice how your Url template descriptor is rendering for a Url and a PropertyUrlControl.

Apr 11, 2013 21:19

Hi Mike

Initially, those where also my thoughts but no PropertyContentReferenceControl exists. Also, PageReference inherits ContentReference of which I have tried both in IRenderTemplate<T> without success.


Apr 12, 2013 9:23
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