Kentico Controls are standard ASP.NET server controls that you can use in Visual Studio. Most of the controls focus on loading and displaying data from the Kentico content repository. You can place the controls into:
- Custom web forms or user controls
- The user controls (ASCX files) that define custom web parts
- ASPX page templates and pages that do not use the portal engine
- Virtual ASCX objects in Kentico such as Page layouts or Transformations
Kentico controls work on the .NET 4.0 and 4.5 Frameworks.
Tip: Before you start working with controls, you can add them to your Visual Studio Toolbox.
Sample Corporate Site required
The examples in this reference assume that your Kentico database contains data from the sample Corporate Site.
Kentico Controls make use of the object-oriented nature of the .NET Framework and many of them are derived either from standard ASP.NET controls or from each other. This means that controls with similar functionality have many common properties and configuration options.
The following categories and controls are available: