Building DotNetNuke Modules

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Learn the basics of DNN module development. See how to get your module started, what DotNetNuke provides you as a developer, and some of the ins and outs of writing code for DotNetNuke. Starting basically from scratch, we will examine what is required from DotNetNuke modules, and what DotNetNuke offers that you won't want to miss. Presented by Brian Dukes of Engage Software.

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  • Building DotNetNuke Modules

    1. 1. Building DotNetNuke ® Modules presented by Brian Dukes , Engage Software
    2. 2. Brian Dukes <ul><li>Microsoft Certified Professional Developer, Web Developer </li></ul><ul><li>Software Developer at Engage Software </li></ul>
    3. 3. Engage Software <ul><li>Based in St. Louis, MO </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Specializing in ASP.NET development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DotNetNuke </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Module Development </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Skinning </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Implementation services </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Microsoft Certified Gold Partner </li></ul><ul><li>Official DotNetNuke Training Provider </li></ul>
    4. 4. DotNetNuke ® <ul><li>Open-Source .Net Portal Framework & Content Management System </li></ul><ul><li>Extend functionality through modules </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Written in .NET (VB.NET, C#) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ASP.NET WebForm model </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WebControls registered with DNN </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Agenda <ul><li>Code Demo </li></ul><ul><li>Not ASP.NET </li></ul><ul><li>DotNetNuke Requirements </li></ul><ul><li>DotNetNuke Integration </li></ul><ul><li>DotNetNuke Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Commercial Module Slant </li></ul><ul><li>Questions </li></ul>
    6. 6. First Steps <ul><li>New Project </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Project template available from EngageModules.com/Modules/Downloads.aspx </li></ul></ul><ul><li>PortalModuleBase </li></ul><ul><ul><li>TabID – ModuleID - TabModuleID </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LocalResourceFile </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PortalSettings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Settings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>UserInfo </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tip: Make your own ModuleBase </li></ul>
    7. 7. Summary <ul><li>DotNetNuke Controls </li></ul>
    8. 8. Second Steps <ul><li>Register with DNN </li></ul><ul><ul><li>DNN Manifest File </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Package with NAnt </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Navigate between controls </li></ul><ul><ul><li>IActionable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>EditUrl </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Summary <ul><li>DotNetNuke Controls </li></ul><ul><li>Registered on DotNetNuke Site </li></ul><ul><li>Navigate Between Controls </li></ul>
    10. 10. Next Steps <ul><li>Feature Controller </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ISearchable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IUpgradeable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IPortable </li></ul></ul><ul><li>DataProvider </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Created through reflection based on convention defined in web.config </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. Summary <ul><li>DotNetNuke Controls </li></ul><ul><li>Registered on DotNetNuke Site </li></ul><ul><li>Navigate Between Controls </li></ul><ul><li>DotNetNuke Integration Points </li></ul><ul><li>Data Access </li></ul>
    12. 12. Further Steps <ul><li>ClientAPI </li></ul><ul><ul><li>DotNetNuke.WebUtility assembly </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Localization </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ResourceKey </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. Summary <ul><li>DotNetNuke Controls </li></ul><ul><li>Registered on DotNetNuke Site </li></ul><ul><li>Navigate Between Controls </li></ul><ul><li>DotNetNuke Integration Points </li></ul><ul><li>Data Access </li></ul><ul><li>DotNetNuke Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Language Support </li></ul>
    14. 14. Questions?
    15. 15. Resources <ul><li>http://www.engagesoftware.com / </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.engagemodules.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http ://twitter.com/EngageSoftware / </li></ul><ul><li>http://weblogs.asp.net/BrianDukes/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.dotnetnuke.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://nant.sourceforge.net/ </li></ul>

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