Building Websites with VB.NET and DotNetNuke 3.0

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

  • Install and configure DotNetNuke
  • Use the standard modules
  • Understand the core architecture of DotNetNuke
  • Explore the inner workings of DotNetNuke modules
  • Extend DotNetNuke with by creating powerful custom modules
  • Create your own skin using a HTML Editor
  • Learn about the new Whidbey style Provider Model
  • Find out about where and how to host and deploy your site



DotNetNuke is a free, open source evolution of Microsoft's celebrated ASP.NET reference implementation, the IBuySpy Portal Solution Kit. DotNetNuke began life as a framework for constructing data-driven intranet and Internet portal applications. It has now developed into an advanced web content management system with tools to manage a dynamic and interactive data-driven website.

If you work with ASP.NET and VB.NET, and want an interactive website, with forums, news and image management, where visitors can register, participate and contribute to your site, then DotNetNuke is the ideal solution for you. This book is your indispensable guide to creating content-rich websites with DotNetNuke 3.0, as quickly as possible.

The first part of this book gives 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 own site. After that, you will journey to the heart of DotNetNuke, and learn about its core architecture. From there, you will learn how to customize DotNetNuke sites through skinning and creating custom modules.

Enhancing your site with forums and ecommerce functionality, creating multiple sites and deploying your site round off the book. You will master each of these topics as you leap into the development of a DotNetNuke 3.0 site.

  • Create and manage your own website with DotNetNuke
  • Customize and enhance your site with skins and custom modules
  • Extend your site with forums and the best of third-party add-ons
  • Complete coverage of setup, administration, and development

Chapter 7 - Creating Custom Modules I and II

Chapter 7 - Creating Custom Modules III and IV

Page Count 312
Course Length 9 hours 21 minutes
ISBN 9781904811275
Date Of Publication 9 Mar 2005


Daniel N. Egan

Over the past seven years, Daniel has held a variety of positions in the information technology and engineering fields. Currently, he is a System Development Specialist for Automated Data Processing's Southern California region working extensively in database applications and Web development. Daniel is an MCP and MCSD.

In addition to his development work, he teaches a VB.NET Certification course at California State University Fullerton as well as serves on its .NET Advisory board. He is also the founder and chief author of Dot Net Doc, a .NET and DNN developer resource website built using the DotNetNuke framework. He has written numerous articles on DotNetNuke and the underlying DNN architecture. He is also the founder of the LA/Orange County DNN Usergroup and is currenly working on two DNN Related projects. DNNUsergroup Online, a portal designed to allow usergroups to broadcast their meetings online, and DotNetNuke Radio, a live internet radio show about DotNetNuke.