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Building Websites with DotNetNuke 5

Ian lackey, Michael Washington

Quickly build and deploy your own feature-rich website with DotNetNuke 5, VB.NET, and C#
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Book Details

ISBN 139781847199928
Paperback336 pages

About This Book


  • Create and manage your own website with DotNetNuke 5
  • Customize and enhance your site with custom modules
  • Code provided in VB.NET and C# using Visual Studio 2010
  • Covers module development using Silverlight and Linq to SQL
  • Complete coverage of setup, administration, and development

Who This Book Is For

This book has been written both for beginners wanting to set up a website and also for ASP.NET developers with a grasp of VB.NET and C# who want a deeper understanding of how to work with DotNetNuke. To work with the DotNetNuke code, you will need access to Visual Web Developer Express or Visual Studio .NET 2010. No prior knowledge of DotNetNuke is assumed.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: What is DotNetNuke?
Open source web portals
The DotNetNuke community
The license agreement
Coffee Connections
Chapter 2: Installing DotNetNuke
Installing DotNetNuke (local version)
Chapter 3: Users, Roles, and Pages
User accounts
Understanding DotNetNuke roles and role groups
Understanding DotNetNuke pages and tabIDs
Chapter 4: Standard DotNetNuke Modules
DotNetNuke modules
Changes to the organization of modules
Standard modules
Additional Modules
Third-party modules
Chapter 5: Host and Admin Tools
The difference between host and admin
Admin tools
Host tools
Chapter 6: Understanding the DotNetNuke Core Architecture
Architecture overview
Diving into the core
Putting it all together
Chapter 7: Custom Module Development
The Coffee Shop Listing module
The development environment
Creating the view control
Displaying the module
View control summary
Updating the configuration
Navigating from ShopList to EditShopList
Navigation summary
Chapter 8: Connecting to the Database
The DAL, DAL+, and Linq to SQL
The database scripts
The EditShopList page
The ShopList page
Chapter 9: Silverlight Coffee Shop Viewer
Silverlight and DotNetNuke
Packaging the module
Chapter 10: Creating Multiple Portals
Multiple portals
Parent portals versus child portals
Creating portal templates
Using the Site Wizard
Managing multiple portals

What You Will Learn

This book will give you the skills to create and manage DotNetNuke websites as quickly as possible. You will:

  • Install and configure DotNetNuke
  • Master the standard modules
  • Understand the core architecture of DotNetNuke
  • Explore the inner workings of DotNetNuke modules
  • Use code provided in VB.NET or C# using Visual Studio 2010
  • Learn module development using Silverlight and Linq to SQL
  • Learn to create portal templates and set up multiple portals

In Detail

DotNetNuke is an open source Content Management System and web application framework. It has taken the Microsoft world by storm and now at version 5, its community has grown to over 200,000 users. Revised and updated for DotNetNuke 5, this renowned book is your indispensable guide to creating content-rich websites with DotNetNuke, as quickly as possible.

With this book in hand, you will be able to get your DotNetNuke website up and running. Concisely written and with clear explanations, this book covers installation, administration, deployment, site creation and all of the basic built-in DotNetNuke modules. For developers, it also covers the core architecture and custom modules, including module development using Linq to SQL and Silverlight, to give you the skills to customize and extend your site.

The book starts off by giving you a deep understanding of working with basic DotNetNuke sites, guiding you through the features and giving you the confidence to create and manage your site. After that, you will journey to the heart of DotNetNuke, and learn about its core architecture. Always concise, relevant and practical, you will find out what makes DotNetNuke tick, and from there, you will be ready to customize DotNetNuke. Developers will enjoy the detailed walk-through of creating new custom modules. Special emphasis is given to using Linq to SQL and Silverlight to invigorate your module development.

You will master all of this as you leap into the development of a DotNetNuke 5 site!


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