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Super Fast and Super Easy DotNetNuke Module Development with Version 4.3

DotNetNuke Module Development with Version 4.3

DotNetNuke has always been a great Framework, now module development has finally gotten easy. It is now possible to come up with an idea and in minutes start creating your vision.


Things have gotten so easy it's scary. You can use Visual Developer Express and create a DotNetNuke module in less than 5 minutes. You can easily leverage the extensive DotNetNuke Framework to build applications much faster than without DotNetNuke.


I feel the DAL+ and the Website Starter Kit are the last pieces that have finally made this the turning point for developers.


I have written a tutorial that demonstrates how easy module development can now be:


Why is this a big deal?

  • Finally anyone who knows how to program will be able to make modules
  • The DotNetNuke framework and Data Access Layer is complex and difficult for many to learn and comprehend. That has been simplified.
  • The Visual Studio configuration was complex. again, this has been greatly simplified.


The DAL+ allows you to use a lot less code:

To Create a module all you have to do is (the tutorial covers all these steps):

  • Create a directory in the “DesktopModules” directory  
  • Add a new Item

 <%@ Register Assembly="DotNetNuke.WebUtility" Namespace="DotNetNuke.UI.Utilities" TagPrefix="cc1" %><%@ Register TagPrefix="dnn" TagName="Audit" Src="~/controls/ModuleAuditControl.ascx" %>

  • Put this in your code behind:

Imports DotNetNuke
Imports System.Web.UI
Imports System.Reflection
Imports DotNetNuke.Security.PortalSecurity
Inherits Entities.Modules.PortalModuleBase


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