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1/29/2015 6:51 PM
 

Hello

I needed to edit the default contents of the resource "MESSAGE_PORTAL_TERMS.Text" which is accessible via the Language Editor. To do this I selected GlobalResources and then in the text box corresponding to MESSAGE_PORTAL_TERMS.txt,  I used the built-in text editor to make my changes.

After editing the text in Host mode, I clicked on "Save Resource File". This action created a new reference called  GlobalResources.Host.resx that contains my changes but also a lot of unwanted line break tags. Some buggy process has inserted these into the HTML corresponding to GlobalResources.Host.resx thus creating a mess as "Localized Value".  After making another change to the text under GlobalResources yet another reference was created. This time called GlobalResources.Host.Host.resx. I suspect the Host.resx, Host.Host.resx, Host.Host.Host.resx, etc references were created to save changes that won't be overwritten with the next DNN update, but I am not sure. Please clarify this for me if you can.  

Q1: Once a *.Host.resx reference/file is created should all further editing changes be made to that file via the "Edit value in text Editor" pencil icon. 

Q2: Is it a bug that several .Host references/files are created? Which one is important? Can I safely delete the extra/superfluous ones?

Q3: If I deleted all the *.Host.resx references (the contents of which don't seem to be used) then will I lose my changes when I update to a new version of DNN. I am currently running DNN version 7.2.2.

Regards,
Daniel

  

 
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1/30/2015 4:34 AM
 
Daniel,
the issue with .host.host.resx has been fixed in DNN 6.1 AFAIR, you should upgrade at least to DNN 6.2.9
The line breaks might have been inserted by the HTML editor, I suggest switching to CKEditor, which doesn't suffer from this issue.

Cheers from Germany,
Sebastian Leupold (Microsoft MVP)

dnnWerk - The DotNetNuke Experts   German Spoken DotNetNuke User Group

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1/30/2015 5:50 AM
 

Hi Sebastian

As stated above, "I am currently running DNN version 7.2.2". Hence, it appears the bug has NOT been completely fixed even in generation 7 of DNN. When you get a moment would you please respond to questions Q1, Q2 and Q3.

Many thanks,
Daniel  

 
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1/30/2015 10:51 AM
 
sorry, I missed the version number.
if a .host.resx or .portal-x.resx file is listed inside the language editor in the tree on the left, please stay away from editing it, always select the note w/o extension.
Q1: it depends on the HTML editor installed, how much it scrambles the text - there is a reason, why we always prefer CKEditor (will ship with DNN 7.4.0 and is planned to become default editor in DN 7.5.0). Download for free from http://dnnckeditor.codeplex.com. You may as well use any other WYSIWYG editor to edit html keys and past the text into the text box in language editor.
Q2: files .resx are from core, .de-DE.resx or .fr-FR.resx etc. are from language packs (editable by selecting "System" in Admin languages). These files will be overwritten on upgrades of core, extension or language packs. .host.resx or .de-DE.host.resx are adoptions for all sites in your DNN. These files will be preserved on upgrades and (virtually) merged with content of the langauge packs. same for files .portal-0.resx or .de-DE.portal-1.resx , which affect only a single site inside your DNN.
files ending .host.host.resx or host.portal-0.resx are caused by a bug and may be safely deleted.
Q3. if you delete the files, you will loose your adoptions, yes.

Cheers from Germany,
Sebastian Leupold (Microsoft MVP)

dnnWerk - The DotNetNuke Experts   German Spoken DotNetNuke User Group

Speed up your DNN Websites with TurboDNN
 
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