Creating User Control Functions in the CMS Console

Create User Control functions

Note. For information about using Visual Studio to create or edit User Control functions, please see "Creating User Control Functions in Visual Studio".

To create a User Control function:

  1. In the Functions perspective, select User Control Functions.
  2. Click Add User Control Function on the toolbar.
  3. In the Add User Control Function window, specify:
    • a. Name: The name of the function
    • b. Namespace: The namespace the function will belong to
    • c. Copy from: Keep the option "(New User Control function)" to create a new function, or select an existing User Control function to copy from.
  4. Click OK.

Adding a User Control function

The function will appear under User Control Functions in the left pane, and open in Code Editor in the right pane.

The new function already has some code that will help you get started.


<%@ Control Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="true" CodeFile="HelloWorld.ascx.cs" Inherits="C1Function" %>

Hello <%= this.Name %>!


using System;
using Composite.Functions;

public partial class C1Function : Composite.AspNet.UserControlFunction
    public override string FunctionDescription
            return "A demo function that outputs a hello message."; 

    [FunctionParameter(DefaultValue = "World")]
    public string Name { get; set; }

    protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)


Note. To learn more about what a new User Control function includes by default, please see "Default User Control Function".