How can I have a view render a partial (user control) from a different folder? With preview 3 I used to call RenderUserControl with the complete path, but whith upgrading to preview 5 this is not possible anymore. Instead we got the RenderPartial method, but it's not offering me the functionality I'm looking for.
Just include the path to the view, with the file extension.
<% Html.RenderPartial("~/Views/AnotherFolder/Messages.ascx", ViewData.Model.Successes); %>
If that isn't your issue, could you please include your code that used to work with the RenderUserControl?
In my case I was using MvcMailer (https://github.com/smsohan/MvcMailer) and wanted to access a partial view from another folder, that wasn't in "Shared." The above solutions didn't work, but using a relative path did.