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I am using SharePoint Server 2007 Enterprise with Windows Server 2008 Enterprise. I am using publishing portal template.

I am developing using VSTS 2008 + C# + .Net 3.5. I want to develop a WebPart and make some settings configurable (just like we can configure parameter for a console application in app.config) -- i.e. authorized people could set parameters of WebPart in Edit Page (from browser based UI interface), then select -> Modify WebPart properties, or edit parameter in SharePoint Designer.

Such parameter is application specific custom parameters.

Any solutions and referenced samples?

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The properties should be built into just about any how to or sample project.

    [WebBrowsable(true), Personalizable(true)]
    public string DefaultText
        get { return defaultText; }
        set { defaultText = value; }
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Are there a complete sample? – George2 Jan 4 '10 at 15:49
Cool, question answered! – George2 Jan 5 '10 at 4:34

last year I wrote a series on Web Part properties, might be worth a look:


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Nice series of articles there Wictor! :-) – Anders Rask Jan 4 '10 at 20:36
Thnx mate! Trying to get them even better in the upcoming book! – Wictor Wilen MCA MCM MVP Jan 4 '10 at 21:40
Cool, thanks man! – George2 Jan 5 '10 at 4:36
Sounds awesome. Any details on that book yet? – Anders Rask Jan 5 '10 at 14:55
Yea sure, check my blog. – Wictor Wilen MCA MCM MVP Jan 5 '10 at 14:59

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