In addition to Sitefinity CMS built-in widgets, you can create new widgets from scratch and implement your own logic and customize widgets' built-in functionality. You also have the option of keeping the widgets in separate assemblies and deploy them independently of your project. You can then use your new widgets side by side with the built-in ones.
With Sitefinity CMS, you have the option to develop widgets in both the SitefinityWebApp project or in external assemblies. The underlying development concept is the same but the way you organize and manage your code differs between the two methods.
In this course you will learn the following:
Building a Sitefinity application from scratch using Nuget Packages in Visual Studio
Using the Sitefinity CLI to generate boiler plate code for Widgets
Understand the use of Controllers, Models and Views in the structure of a Sitefinity Widget
Learn about the Automatic Widget Designer in Sitefinity
Learn about the Property Attributes that facilitate the creation of complex UX in Widget Designers
Building Custom widget Designers and the use of Sitefinity Feather
Using JSON files to set the Priority, Visibility, Components and Scripts for a Designer
Using Angular to connect public properties to the Sitefinity database in Designers
Building Class Libraries to host external Sitefinity Widgets
Tips and tricks along the way to make Sitefinity MVC Widget Development fun and productive.