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5/2/2014 8:47 PM

Hi.  I have a DNN 7.2.1 site that's using a customized skin that is still using SolPartMenu.  I updated it to use the DDRMenu equivalent like so:

From:  <%@ Register TagPrefix="dnn" TagName="MENU" Src="~/Admin/Skins/SolPartMenu.ascx" %>

To: <%@ Register TagPrefix="dnn" TagName="MENU" Src="~/DesktopModules/DDRMenu/SolPartMenu.ascx" %>


The only problem is that the DDRMenu replacement uses the following js file which depends on some deprecated jQuery functions that are no longer included with jQuery as of 1.9.0:



The solution is to load the jquery-migrate-1.2.1.js Javascript library that's already included within DNN as it would provide access to those functions that are no longer available.  Unfortunately, the jQuery-Migrate library doesn't load by default with this skin.  I've verified this by monitoring via Fiddler2.  Yes, the jQuery and jQueryUI libraries are loading fine.


What entry do I put in the skin's ASCX file to force the jQuery-Migrate library to load?

Or is there a better solution?  And no, upgrading the skin is not an option right now for reasons that would take too long to explain here, although it will probably happen down the road.

Thanks and See Ya!

See Ya! Van
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5/5/2014 12:32 PM
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you could simply add a copy of jquery-migrate to your skin folder and reference that explicitly via a script src tag, but it's better to use the API's. In this case I would suggest adding this to the skin code behind i.e. the .ascx.cs  (alternatively you can use inline script tags (see for various examples)


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5/6/2014 12:17 PM

Cathal, thanks for the reply!

I was going to add the library reference to the code behind file.  This lead me down another rabbit hole because the code behind file for the skin, ~/admin/Skins/skin.vb, didn't actually exist.  Hmmm... That's interesting.  I had seen the skin.vb file referenced in plenty of skins over the years, but I never thought to look at it before.

Well, after some googling a bit, I didn't find a definitive answer as to where the skin.vb file is located.  It must be some sort of virtual file.  However, I found a couple of posts that suggested that it was very rare for a DNN skin to have a physical code behind file.  The popular opinion seems to be to use inline script tags, if necessary.


OK, so here's my current solution in case anyone else is experiencing a similar issue when using DDRMenu as a SolPartMenu replacement.  I added the following lines near the top of the skin.ascx file:
     <%@ Register TagPrefix="dnn" TagName="jQuery" src="~/Admin/Skins/jQuery.ascx" %>
     <dnn:jQuery runat="server" jQueryUI="true" DnnjQueryPlugins="true" jQueryHoverIntent="true"></dnn:jQuery>
     <script type="text/javascript" src="/Resources/Libraries/jQuery-Migrate/1.2.1/jquery-migrate.js"></script>

 The jQuery, jQueryUI, and other DNN jQuery-related files are loaded using the DNN API to prevent conflicts in cases where they might be loaded more than once.  I didn't find any documentation about using the DNN API to load the jQuery Migrate library, so it is loaded using the old fashioned method which might be subject to load conflicts.  Hopefully it will be a rare module that tries to load jQuery Migrate library manually, though.

By the way, there's a great post by Jonathan Sheely that talks about properly loading jQuery in your skin:


Now the SolPartMenu template for the DDRMenu is happy and works in Chrome, IE, and Firefox without any issues:
     <%@ Register TagPrefix="dnn" TagName="MENU" Src="~/DesktopModules/DDRMenu/SolPartMenu.ascx" %>

See Ya!

See Ya! Van
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