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What % of .ascx controls are overwritten on upgrades?

I'm trying to customize every aspect of my commerce site, and that inevitably includes modifying the standard .ascx controls. Are any major changes made to this in upgrades, and if so, are they well documented per file? I'm happy to go through and change any and all of the 288 .ascx files that I need to, but I don't necessarily want to do that every single time I upgrade to a new patch level.

Is there any other way to take control of how each .ascx is positioned and displayed? I just can't get deep enough by simply changing the .master and .aspx files.

Thanks,

Derek Perkins

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    Posted on Nov 29, 2007 at 02:34 PM

    Hi Derek,

    Every .ascx not in the plugins directory is overwritten on upgrade. As is every .aspx file.

    If you can not acheive what you want in master pages and CSS, there is no other way than to change the source files.

    All files are backed up during the upgrade, but there is no attempt to track custom changes.

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