This tutorial demonstrates how to add a News selector in a Feather widget's designer view.
PREREQUISITES: You created at least one News item, so that the selector can use it. For more information, see News.
Feather automatically registers the scripts you need and, if no other designer view with explicitly set priority exists, Feather sets your designer view priority 1. In case you need to have full control over the scripts that are loaded or you want to set custom priority, you can alternatively create your own DesignerView.YourView.json file. If you have a JSON file that matches the convention (even if empty), this automatic scripts registration will not occur. In your DesignerView.YourView.json file, add a scripts array. The content of the file should be similar to the following:
"components" : ["sf-news-selector"]
NOTE: For more information on scripts that you must load, see Feather: List of selectors scripts reference.
Feather automatically finds all AngularJS modules you rely on and references the widget designer to them. In case you rely on custom AngularJS modules or have logic that needs an AngularJS controller, you can create your own designerview-<yourview>.js file. If you have a .js file that matches the convention (even if empty), this automatic modules referencing will not occur. In your designerview-<yourview>.js file, place the following code right before the definition of your custom view controller:
designerModule = angular.module(
In your DesignerView.<YourView>.cshtml file, place the following tag anywhere in the HTML code:
You can use the sf-selected-item and sf-selected-item-id attributes to access the selected value. The values of the attributes are scope properties that you must added in your widgets controller:
public object SelectedItem
public string SelectedId
If you enabled multiple selection of items, you must use the sf-selected-items and sf-selected-ids attributes.
For more information on multiple selection of items, see Feather: Use multiple items selectors.
To select which provider you want to work with, use the sf-provider attribute. The attribute value must be a property in your scope that contains the name of the provider.
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