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I am trying to create an Editor Template for bool types in MVC4.  I successfully created one for string types but can't get the one for boolean types working.  Here is what I have so far:

Under Views -> Shared -> Editor Templates, I have the following ascx file called bool.ascx:
<%@ Control Language="C#" Inherits="System.Web.Mvc.ViewUserControl<bool>" %>
<%   var htmlAttributes = new ENL.HtmlPropertiesAttribute();   
     if(ViewData.ModelMetadata.AdditionalValues.ContainsKey("HtmlAttributes"))      
         htmlAttributes = (ENL.HtmlPropertiesAttribute) ViewData.ModelMetadata.AdditionalValues["HtmlAttributes"];   
     htmlAttributes.HtmlAttributes().Add("class", "text-box single-line " + htmlAttributes.CssClass); 
 %>
<span>          
    <%= Html.Label(ViewData.ModelMetadata.DisplayName, new { @class = "editor-label" })%> :        
    <%= Html.CheckBox(String.Empty, ViewData.TemplateInfo.FormattedModelValue)%>                                         
</span>

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In my ENL_GroupNamesMetadata.cs class I have the following fields as part of my model:
using System.ComponentModel;
using System.ComponentModel.DataAnnotations;
internal sealed class ENL_GroupNamesMetadata
{
    [UIHint("PrimaryKey")]
    [DisplayName("Group Name ID")]
    public int ENLGroupNameID { get; set; }
    [ENL.HtmlProperties(Size = 40, MaxLength = 30)]
    [Required(ErrorMessage = "* Group Name is required")]
    [DisplayName("Group Name")]
    public string ENLGroupName { get; set; }
    [DisplayName("Active?")]
//    [UIHint("bool")]
    public bool IsActive { get; set; }
}

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Here is the markup in my Edit.cshtml:
        <div class="editor-field">
            @Html.EditorFor(model => model.IsActive)
            @Html.ValidationMessageFor(model => model.IsActive)
        </div>

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Here are the problems I have:

1. The IsActive property is not being recognized as a bool and displayed using the bool.ascx markup.  The checkbox is displayed and is checked but the label isn't displayed.
2. If I add [UIHint("bool")] to the IsActive property, the label is displayed along with the checkbox but the checkbox isn't checked.

 If I put ViewData.TemplateInfo.FormattedModelValue in a TextBox, true is displayed.

Any help with this is greatly appreciated!
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Question by:dyarosh
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by:Bob Learned
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I am confused...

Did you try this?

@Html.CheckBoxFor(model => model.IsActive)
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by:dyarosh
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I can't use it because it is a template.  I can't access the model directly.
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by:Bob Learned
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You have the model here:

<div class="editor-field">
            @Html.EditorFor(model => model.IsActive)
            @Html.ValidationMessageFor(model => model.IsActive)
        </div>

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I meant that you could use @Html.CheckBoxFor instead of @Html.EditorFor.
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by:dyarosh
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It doesn't matter whether I use EditorFor or CheckBoxFor because either way I need a template.

I don't know why the bool type isn't triggering the template - do I have it define wrong?
I also don't know why the checkbox isn't being checked.
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SriVaddadi earned 2000 total points
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Rename your template to Boolean.ascx. That should do the trick
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by:dyarosh
ID: 39909212
Thank you.  That worked.  If I wanted to create one for integers would I name it Integer or Int?
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by:SriVaddadi
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Not both. You name it Int32
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by:dyarosh
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Thanks.
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