Include Javascript and CSS files in your SharePoint 2010 visual Web Part


Add the Layout mapped folder in your SharePoint project (you can see here to have a guide to do it).

Add a folder with your project name (e.g. “coderpills”) inside the Layout folder (e.g. “Layout\coderpills”).

For Javascript files create the js folder and use the SharePoint:ScriptLink tag inside the ascx file:

<SharePoint:ScriptLink id="ScriptLink1" runat="server" Localizable="false" Name="coderpills/js/main.js" />

For CSS files create the css folder and use the SharePoint:CssRegistration tag:

<SharePoint:CssRegistration ID="CssRegistration1" runat="server" Name="/_layouts/coderpills/css/style.css" />

You can also reference images, inside the img folder, using the following url:


If you get an error “file not found” when your web part page is loaded, like the following:

"Cannot make a cache safe URL for "/some/path/to/", file not found. Please verify that the file exists under the layouts directory."

you should check that:

  • CSS references starts with “/_layouts/”.
  • JS references have the attribute Localizable=”false”.
  • From Visual Studio, in the properties of CSS and JS files, the “Build Action” should be “Content” and “Deployment Type” should be “TemplateFile”.

Note: to be sure that files will be added to your project in Visual Studio with correct properties you should use “Add new item…” or “Add existing item…” from the Layout mapped folded.


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