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?

2 Answers 2


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; }
  • Are there a complete sample?
    – George2
    Commented Jan 4, 2010 at 15:49
  • 1
    Cool, question answered!
    – George2
    Commented Jan 5, 2010 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! :-) Commented Jan 4, 2010 at 20:36
  • 2
    Thnx mate! Trying to get them even better in the upcoming book! Commented Jan 4, 2010 at 21:40
  • Sounds awesome. Any details on that book yet? Commented Jan 5, 2010 at 14:55
  • Yea sure, check my blog. Commented Jan 5, 2010 at 14:59

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