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Using DotNetNuke® Version 4 Web Application Projects (WAP)

What You Need:

  • Visual Studio 2005 (This will not work with Visual Web Developer Express)
  • Web Application Projects (WAP) for Visual Studio 2005 (download)
  • SQL Server Express
     (download) or SQL Server 2000/2005
  • The latest copy of the DotNetNuke
    "Source Version"
  • The latest copy of the DotNetNuke
    "Starter Kit"


Download the DotNetNuke Starter Kit

The DotNetNuke Web Application Framework and DotNetNuke Compiled Module will install as part of the Starter Kit

Install DotNetNuke using DNN Source Installation

Double-click on the DotNetNuke.sln file in the Windows file manager to open the Solution in Visual Studio

Click on the root Solution node in the the Solution Explorer

From the menu bar select File, then Add, then New Project

In the Add New Project dialog, click on Visual Basic then Web then on DotNetNuke Compiled Module under My Templates

Also, in the Add New Project dialog, click the Browse button.

Navigate to the DesktopModules directory

Click the Open button

Also, in the Add New Project dialog, enter HelloWorld in the Name box

The Add New Project dialog should now be configured as follows:
  • DotNetNuke Compiled Module template is selected
  • Name is set to HelloWorld
  • Locations is set to the DesktopModules directory

Click the Ok button.

The HelloWorld project will be created

Double-click on the My Project icon under the HelloWorld project

Change the Root namespace... nothing and then click the Save icon on the toolbar.

Right-click on the project...

...and Build the Project

The HelloWorld project will Build

Double-click on the 01.00.00.SqlDataProvider file under the HelloWorld project

Copy the entire SQL Script:

Open the site in your web browser and log in using the Host account.

On the Host menu select SQL

Paste the SQL script in the SQL box.

Select the Run as Script box and click "Execute".

On the Host menu select Module Definitions

On the Module Definitions menu, select Create New Module

At the top of the Edit Module Definitions page, select HelloWorld.dnn from the Module Manifest drop-down and click the Install link

On the Module Definitions page click the pencil icon next to HelloWorld to edit the module definition

The optional interfaces (Portable and Searchable) will not be checked.

Click the Update Link


The Module Configuration will now be properly updated

The HelloWorld module will appear in the Module list so that you can now add it to a page.

The tutorial is now complete.

Also see:
The ADefWebserver DotNetNuke HELP WebSite


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