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Hero Sharepoint Web Part

Hero Web Part

The Hero Web Part adds a compelling design element to your page. You can display up to five items and use images, color, text, and links to draw attention to each.
The Web Part can be used with Sharepoint 2010, Sharepoint 2013, Sharepoint 2016 and Sharepoint 2019.

The following parameters can be configured:

  • Number of Tiles (up to 5)
  • Height of the web part
  • optional URL links for each tile
  • optional "Action Text" Caption
  • optionally set the page background image or color
Product Price
Hero Web Part for SP 2010
30 day Evaluation Version
Free download..
Hero Web Part for SP 2013
30 day Evaluation Version
Free download..
Hero Web Part for SP 2016
30 day Evaluation Version
Free download..
Hero Web Part for SP 2019
30 day Evaluation Version
Free download..
Hero Web Part License Key
per WFE Server License
USD 150.00
Web Part Installation Instructions download..
You can also send a PO to  or fax to ++41 62 823 75 74

Installation Instructions:

  1. download the Web Part Installation Instructions (PDF file, see above) 
  2. deploy the feature to your server/farm as described in the instructions.
  3. Navigate to a page where you would like to place the webpart and choose "Site Actions/Edit Page"
  4. Add the web part to the appropriate zone. The web part is listed in the "Amrein Engineering" web part gallery section
  5. Configure the following Web Part properties in the Web Part "Miscellaneous" pane section as needed:
    • Page Backdrop:
      enter the optional URL of an image or the color to be applied to the current page.


    • Quick Launch Area:
      either disable or enable the Sharepoint Quick Launch menu on the current page.
    • Hero Height:
      enter the height of the web part in pixels (default:300px)
    • Tile Gap:
      enter the gap between tiles in pixels (default:3px).
      Set to "0" to not use any gap.
    • Enable Tile editing:
      displays the "Add new tile" button during the design process (visible to authors only).

    • Options:
      enter further options as needed (see separate documentation).
    • License Key:
      enter your Product License Key (as supplied after purchase of the "Hero Web Part" license key). Leave this field empty if you are using the free 30 day evaluation version.

    You now can proceed to add up to 5 tiles by clickîng the "Add new Tile" button.
    Existing tiles can be edited by clicking the red button in the lower left corner of each tile:

    • Title:
      enter the title of the tile.
      You can optionally place the title into a colored box by appending "/box=colorvalue" to the title.


      You can optionally use the below placeholders to display the time of day, first name and/or last name of the current user.

      Goof {timeofday} {firstname} !

    • Background:
      either enter the tile background color or the URL of a background image.
      Enter "attachment" if you want to add the background image as an attachment.
      Optionally append /center to center the backdrop image within the tile area.

      Enter color values in one of the below formats:
      • HTML color name (as eg. "orange", "red", "tomato", "transparent")
      • RGB hex color values (as eg. "#FFCC00", "#9cc"
    • URL:
      enter the optional tile URL.

    • Sort Order:
      enter the ordinal number dictating the sort order (in case you need to re-position the tile)
    • Target:
      choose the target if the tile is linked to some content:
      • In Place (opens the link in the same browser window)
      • New Tab (opens the link in a new browser tab)
      • Dialog (opens the link in a Sharepoint dialog window
    • Action Text:
      either the optional Action Text to be dispaly in the tile.

Please enter a comment below if you have problems with the installation, want to give feedback or have suggestions for improvements:

User Comments Post a Comment 

jackie mcdonough  
11/29/2018 02:58 
Unable to download install instructions
11/29/2018 12:43 
the broken link has now been fixed.
12/3/2018 15:28 
Hi Juerg,

Trying this one out as a trial--so far its great... just can't figure out how to set the size for each tile manually? It seems to set its own size regardless of the attachment image size.

Thanks ahead of time for your time and assistance!
12/3/2018 17:05 
the web part is designed to

- take up 100% of the available page or zone width
- manage the size of the tiles depending on the number of tiles added

It this is designed to quickly create a suitable tile layout without having to take care of the individual tile sizes.
If you need to control the size of each tile individually, please have a look at the “Tiles” web part (see /apps/page.asp?Q=5902)
2/13/2019 09:03 
Tile error "Hero List error: Object reference not set to an instance of an object", when keyuser left Title-field blanco. Is there an easier workaround to fix that issue than saving all links, deleting the webpart and creating it again?
2/13/2019 09:56 
how did you manage to leave the „Title“ field empty (it is a mandatory field) ?
You can navigate to your top site in the site collection, click “Site Contents” and the select the “AEHero” Sharepoint list which contains a entry for each tile.
Please then edit the offending list item and then also make sure to make the "Title" list column "required".
Bill Dewey  
3/18/2019 16:20 
The first user we have who added the Hero web part got an "Access Denied" immediately after. Looking at this page, I could see that the issue was the creation of the Hero's list. This user has access to the subsite level, not the top level, so the list could not be created. The problem for us is that most users only have access to their own subsites. Is there a way to have the Hero's list created at the subsite level? As it is it appears that this list will be same across the entire site collection, which won't work for us.
3/18/2019 17:21 
we have now added the option to specify a local „AEHero“ list (eg. local to the current site).

Please re-download the web part and then update the solution and then add the below appSetting to your Sharepoint application’s web.config file:

<add key="AEHR_UseLocalList" value="1" />

(in the last <appSettings> section right after the “<> section)

When using this option, the web part will create the list in the same site where the web part is placed.
5/16/2019 16:06 
We're limited pretty severely in where we can use this otherwise excellent web part due to it not being responsive to be viewed on mobile phone size displays. Most site now need to be responsive and "mobile first" so I hope this can be taken as a change request and something that can be implemented for this web part.

Currently, the tiles squish horizontally enough to be unusable on a phone display. They should display vertically instead in this case.

thank you!
5/16/2019 17:50 
the tiles indeed get narrower as the screen width gets smaller.
This is due to the fact that the tile width is set as a percentage.
We thus added the new "minwidth" option (to be added to the web part's "Options" setting) which assigns a fixed minimum width to the first tile as eg.


Since the tile now has an explicit minimum width, the tile(s) to the right will now wrap below the main tile when viewed on small displays.
Please re-download the web part and then update the solution.
5/21/2019 17:26 
The minwidth doesn't quite fix this. It disrupts the display on desktop displays by not filling the width of the web part very well or consistently, and on mobile displays, the non-main tiles still get squished into one row.
5/28/2019 11:41 
we have now added better support for mobile devices.
The main tile now always occupies 100% of the available width and the other tiles occupy 50% on mobile devices.

Please re-download the web part and then update the solution.
Please then also remove the "minwidth" web part options which is not needed anymore.
7/23/2019 14:47 
Thanks - it is a bit better on mobile now. If you'd like to work on improving this further by working together on it, please let me know.
10/10/2019 23:05 
The latest release looks great on mobile - thanks!

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