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CMS controls

CMS Controls are designed to work exclusively with Kentico documents and data. They automatically perform many routine functions, which makes them easy to work with. You do not need to write any custom code when using CMS controls for basic tasks.

Many CMS controls inherit from Basic Controls.

Available controls: