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DotNetNuke 4 Module Developer's Guide (coming soon)

I finished the DotNetNuke 4 Module Developer's Guide. Releases take time so it will probably take weeks before it is available in the documents download on the download page. However, most of the content is available here:

DotNetNuke® Module Development Help Website

Here is the table of contents:

  • Introduction to DotNetNuke Module Development. 1
    • What is a DotNetNuke Module?. 1
    • Installing a Module. 3
    • A Look into the DotNetNuke Module Definition. 8
    • A Module Can Have Multiple Instances. 13
    • Summery. 15
  • Setting-up Your Development Environment. 16
    • What You Need: 16
  • Creating the Survey Module. 23
    • Are you ready to create the Module?. 23
    • The DotNetNuke Architecture. 23
    • Creating the Module. 27
    • Create the Content 43
    • Build the Site. 44
  • Connect Your Module to the Database. 53
    • DAL & DAL+.. 53
    • Converting the Survey module to use the DAL+.. 58
  • Using the DotNetNuke API (Application Programming Interface) 67
    • Module Settings and Personalization: Easily Store Data for Your Module. 68
    • Localization: Easily Translate Your Module. 72
    • NavigateURL: How to make a link. 76
    • IActionable: Add Items to Your Module Menu. 81
    • ISearchable: Easily Make Your Module Searchable. 86
    • IPortable: Easily export content from your module to deploy on your production server 91
    • Packaging and protecting your Module. 104
  • Using the DNN Web Controls. 114
    • Set up the Web Controls. 114
    • The DNN Label Edit Control 115
    • The DNNTree Control 119
    • The DNN Text Suggest Control 123
  • Using Web Application Projects (WAP). 127
  • Additional Information. 136
  • Appendix A: Survey Module Source Code. 137
  • Appendix B: Document History. 269

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