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4/13/2013 6:43 PM

I need a completely blank skin. Just a contentpane and nothing else. Not even the admin/host menu atop the page.

I tried to create one but the top horizontal admin/host menu appears.

This is the only line of code I have in it other than a contentpane:

< % @ Control language = " vb " AutoEventWireup = " false " Explicit = " True " Inherits = " DotNetNuke.UI.Skins.Skin " % >

Am I missing something?

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4/13/2013 7:53 PM


Since they switched to the new command bar, it's not possible to hide it using a skin. I submitted a request to hide it to gemini, but it hasn't gotten implemented - in fact, they said that there didn't seem to be much interest in it - so maybe you could give it some support. Still, I'm not sure my request will 100% cover what you're going for. (

If it helps though, one solution is to put it in print mode... to do that, just add a querystring parameter that says dnnprintmode=true. If you do that, then the command bar doesn't show. For the case I needed it, I could easily pass that parameter, but that might not cover your need.

Hope this helps,


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4/14/2013 1:12 AM

Hi Mark and Mike,

There is a trick you can use to hide the control panel on DNN7:

1 - Create another .CSS file under your skin folder. Lets call it "hide-control-panel.css";

2 - Add the following to it:

#ControlBar_ControlPanel { 

#Form.showControlBar {
margin-top: 0px !important;

3 - On your skin file add the following line to the top:

<%@ Register TagPrefix="dnn" Namespace="DotNetNuke.Web.Client.ClientResourceManagement" Assembly="DotNetNuke.Web.Client" %>
<dnn:DnnCssInclude ID="DnnCssInclude1" runat="server" FilePath="hide-control-panel.css" PathNameAlias="SkinPath" Priority="1000"/>

This will hide the control panel. I have tried it myself.

Note: Not sure whether the forum editor here will display the code correctly or not, but let's see.



Aderson Oliveira
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4/14/2013 12:05 PM

I'd love to and will check it out shortly.


Thanks, I'll give that a shot and let you know how it goes.

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