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SharePoint PnP Webcast – Custom property pane controls with SharePoint Framework

In this PnP Webcast, we covered how to build a reusable control as a custom property pane control. Demo uses scenario with cascading asynchronous drop-downs for property pane of client-side web part, which was demonstrated also in one of the previous webcasts, but this time functionality is implemented as a reusable control. Sample code is built with React and is available for you from the SharePoint Framework client-side web parts GitHub repository. Building reusable controls will provide you isolation of code and easier reusability of your functionalities, but they are also more complex to implement comparing to just using out of the box elements. 

Notice. When this webcast was released, SharePoint Framework was available as a Developer Preview release. 

Presentation covers following topics:

  • When to create a custom property pane controls?
  • Considerations for custom control creation
  • What needs to be implemented for custom control?
  • Screenshots of the provide code sample

Web cast demo (12:14) shows following details

  • Use case – How the sample web part built with React works in practice
  • Implementation details from the code – How things are implemented as a custom control

Webcast presenters: Waldek MastykarzVesa Juvonen

Presentation used in this web cast is available from

Video at YouTube.

Additional resources

See following resources around the SharePoint Framework. 

What is SharePoint Patterns & Practices (PnP) web cast series?

SharePoint / Office Dev Patterns and PracticesSharePoint Patterns & Practices (PnP) webcast series covers different patterns, practices and topics around development with Office 365 and SharePoint. Majority of the topics are valid for the Office 365 and SharePoint on-premises. Our objective is to release new around 30 minute long web cast each Monday with few slides and a live demo on the covered topic. All web casts are published at the PnP YouTube channel with additional references on the existing materials.

PnP is community driven open source project where Microsoft and external community members are sharing their learning’s around implementation practices for Office 365 and SharePoint on-premises (add-in model). Active development and contributions happen in our GitHub repositories under dev branch and each month there will be a master merge (monthly release) with more comprehensive testing and communications. Latest activities and future plans are covered in our monthly community calls which are open for anyone from the community. Download invite from

This is work done by the community for the community without any actual full time people. It’s been great to find both internal and external people who are willing to assist and share their learning’s for the benefit of others. This way we can build on the common knowledge of us all. Currently program is facilitated by Microsoft, but already at this point we have multiple community members as part of the Core team and we are looking to extend the Core team with more community members.

If you have any questions, comments or feedback around PnP program or this blog post, please use the Microsoft Tech Community (SharePoint Developer group).

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Vesa Juvonen, Senior Program Manager, SharePoint, Microsoft – 2nd of January 2016