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6/21/2013 5:24 AM

When you create a user using the gui, an email is sent ou to that user containing (amongst others) his password. When I add a user programmatically using the CreateUser call, this message is not sent (and the default roles aren't assigned, but I've already fixed that). Are there more differences between CreateUser and creating a user manually I should be aware of??

Is there a way to send these messages? It seems a daunting taks to retreive the admin e-mail address (sender), message subject and body from the resx files (in the correct language, on system, host and site level), parse both texts and send it out. just to recreate default dnn bahaviour.

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6/24/2013 8:11 AM
I've found that DotNetNuke.Services.Mail.Mail.SendMail(user, MessageType.UserRegistrationPublic, portalSettings) does exactly what I need.
Except that I throws an "Object reference not set to an instance of an object."-error.

I guess there is some property of the user that needs to be set?
I already set:
  •   user.PortalID = portalId;
  •   user.IsSuperUser
  •   user.FirstName
  •   user.LastName
  •   user.Email
  •   user.Username
  •   user.DisplayName
  •   user.Profile.FirstName (= user.FirstName)
  •   user.Profile.LastName (= user.LastName)
  •   user.Profile.PreferredLocale (although I believe this can be null)
  •   user.Profile.PreferredTimeZone
  •   user.Membership.Approved
  •   user.Membership.CreatedDate
  •   user.Membership.IsOnLine
  •   user.Membership.Password
What other properties do I need to set to be able to sent the UserRegistrationPublic email?


var portalSettings = new PortalSettings(portalId);

var user = new UserInfo();

user.PortalID = portalId;
user.IsSuperUser = false;
user.FirstName = "John";
user.LastName = "Smith";
user.Email = "[email protected]";
user.Username = "johns";
user.DisplayName = "John";

user.Profile.FirstName = user.FirstName;
user.Profile.LastName = user.LastName;
user.Profile.PreferredLocale = portalSettings.DefaultLanguage;
user.Profile.PreferredTimeZone = portalSettings.TimeZone;

var oNewMembership = new UserMembership();
oNewMembership.Approved = true;
oNewMembership.CreatedDate = System.DateTime.Now;
oNewMembership.Email = user.Email;
oNewMembership.Username = user.Username;
oNewMembership.IsOnLine = false;
oNewMembership.Password = UserController.GeneratePassword();
user.Membership = oNewMembership;

if (UserCreateStatus.Success == UserController.CreateUser(ref user))
    // User created successfully
    DataCache.ClearPortalCache(user.PortalID, false);
    // send email to user
    DotNetNuke.Services.Mail.Mail.SendMail(user, MessageType.UserRegistrationPublic, portalSettings);
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6/24/2013 9:13 AM
Hmmm. It's not releated to the new user, but to the portal. Token [Portal:URL] can not be replaced.... still searching for the cause...
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6/25/2013 8:48 AM
The problem is that the portalSettings.PortalAlias property is null. (Strangely the portalSettings.DefaultPortalAlias *is* set). I Think this is a bug.

I've been able to 'fix' it by filling the PortalAliases property with the DefaultPortalAlias.
I don't know how trustworthy this fix is, there is probably some difference between HTTPAlias and DefaultAlias.

var portalSettings = new PortalSettings(portalId);
if (portalSettings.PortalAlias == null)
portalSettings.PortalAlias = new PortalAliasInfo();
portalSettings.PortalAlias.HTTPAlias = portalSettings.DefaultPortalAlias;
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