ASP.NET 2.0 Themes and Custom Controls

Found an interesting one today on this old topic.

As you know you can skin your custom controls by adding a <%@ Register tag in your skin file.
This works great.

But today I made a new company template and no way to make it work!
As soon as I add one of my custom control definition in the skin file I get an error :
"Type FooCompany.Agile.Web.UI.WebControls.XYZ is not defined".

After 30min of headache I managed to make it work.
The problem was the Namespace containing my controls is FooCompany.Agile.Web.UI.WebControls and the Theme containing the skin is named FooCompany.
So I renamed my theme FooCompany_Design and everything is fine.

Just after that I googled and (of course!) found that the problem was already solved 1 year before there :
http://odetocode.com/Blogs/scott/archive/2005/09/01/2145.aspx

Information is power, that's why Google rules the world.

Published Friday, February 16, 2007 11:34 PM by pluginbaby

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Thursday, April 12, 2007 10:51 AM by Valli

# re: ASP.NET 2.0 Themes and Custom Controls

This really helped. I had the same issue while creating themes.