Building High-Performance modules in DNN6 with C# 4.0, LINQ2Entities, and Visual Studio 2010

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Video 1 - Setting up DNN and Visual Studio

  • Introduction
  • System requirements
  • Cleaning up the DotNetNuke default website
  • Creating the empty ASP.NET web application
  • Setting the DotNetNuke bin folder
  • Creating the app_localresources folder
  • Adding a referance to the DotNetNuke.DLL file
  • Building the module folder structure
  • Creating the SQLDataProvider script files
  • How to configure build properties

Video 2 - Creating the Three Controls : View, Edit and Settings

  • Registering the module in DotNetNuke
  • Creating the View control
  • Configuring the view .ascx file
  • Adding classes
  • Introduction to the three main DotNetNuke module controls
  • Creating the Edit and Settings control
  • Configuring DotNetNuke to use these new controls

Video 3 - Implementing the Database

  • Creating a new table directly in the database
  • Creating the table fields
  • Setting the primary key
  • How to create the 'Create Table' SQL script
  • How to create the uninstall script
  • Creating the Entity Data Model to connect to the DNN database
  • Making a Linq2Entities model compatible with DotNetNuke

Video 4 - Implementing the Module

  • Creating a literal control to display information from the database
  • Creating an empty page load function
  • Creating the code to pull information from the database
  • How to give a module control over its pop up menu
  • Adding the 'Edit Content' link
  • Creating the edit control HTML
  • Instructing the module to use the pre determined DNN text editor
  • Creating the save and cancel buttons
  • How to create a DNN resource file for module localisation
  • Creating the edit control code
  • The edit page load code
  • The edit page save code

Video 5 - Designing for the Future: Creating Controller Classes

  • Creating the controller class
  • The HTML_Get procedure
  • The Update procedure
  • Editing the view page load code
  • Editing the edit page load code

Video 6 - Fast Lane Performance: Adding Caching and Debugging

  • Introduction to module caching
  • Benefits of the controller class
  • The Item_CacheKey method
  • Querying the DotNetNuke cache
  • Updating the DotNetNuke cache
  • How to debug the module code
  • Attaching a process
  • Verifying that the cache is working correctly

Video 7 - Packaging the module for release (Released December 22nd)

  • Setting the module version number
  • Removing the web.config files
  • Removing the DotNetNuke.web.dll file
  • Reviewing the install.xml file
  • Locating the install package