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12/1/2015 6:14 AM
 
If I understand well we can now mix Webforms, MVC and SPA Control types in a module.
I want to have at least a few MVC and few SPA controls in my module. I am using Christoc's SPA template to build a SpaModule with these controls (I build a VSIX myself from the Git source):
This is what I have in my module manifest
        <component type="Module">
          <desktopModule>
            <moduleName>MyComp.SpaModule</moduleName>
            <foldername>DesktopModules/MVC/MyComp/SpaModule</foldername>
            <businessControllerClass>MyComp.Modules.SpaModule.Components.FeatureController</businessControllerClass>
            <moduleDefinitions>
              <moduleDefinition>
                <moduleControls>
                  <moduleControl>
<controlSrc> elements:
DesktopModules/MVC/MyComp/SpaModule/View.html

DesktopModules/MVC/MyComp/SpaModule/Edit.html

DesktopModules/MVC/MyComp/SpaModule/Settings.html
I plan to add some MVC controls as well like:

MyComp.Modules.SpaModule.Controllers/List/Edit.mvc

The module builds and installs OK. When I add this module to my page nothing appears on the page although all the necessary 
entries in DB are present: Packages, ModuleDefinisions, ModuleControls, Modules, TabModules.
When I look in the source HTML I don't see usual container of the module: 
<!-- Start_Module_{ModuleId} --><div id="dnn_ctr{ModuleID}_ModuleContent" 

So why the DNN page composition engine won't pickup my SPA module. At the moment I don't have any MVC controls (only 3 SPA controls). 
Would that be a reason (as it expects at least one MVC based control if I put my module under DesktopModules/MVC/folder)
I also noticed that my SpaModule is not in use on Extensions page. Again why? 

Can some point me in the right direction. In the meantime I will try to debug DNN to see why my SPA module instance on a test tab is not included in rendering.
I guess it has to do with SPA pages pre-processing to expand tokens and include them in the page. I am using Christoc's View, Edit and Settigs html pages that come from the template.
Thanks,
Rad

 

 
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12/7/2015 4:54 AM
 

My module appeared after I was modifying entries in DB and manifest. I don' t know what exactly fixed the problem.

 
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12/7/2015 1:14 PM
 
It sounds like you might be the expert here. Any chance you could maybe diff the manifest with it's non-working state? I appreciate that's a bit harder for the DB, but seriously, you may the first out there. Or at least the first prepared to help anyone else. :-)

Best wishes,
- Richard
Agile Development Consultant, Practitioner, and Trainer
www.dynamisys.co.uk
 
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12/7/2015 1:15 PM
 
At least congrats on fixing your problem.

Best wishes,
- Richard
Agile Development Consultant, Practitioner, and Trainer
www.dynamisys.co.uk
 
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12/8/2015 9:48 AM
 
So, I would start from creating a base SPA module based on the template located in a standard (non-MVC) folder under desktopmodules.  You could even start with a standard DNN module and just change the DB entry for the base view (see the recent Hangout on SPA module development ) to use an HTML view instead.  Take things in simple steps making sure everything works at every step.  This is how I developed the SPA and the MVC templates.

Joe Brinkman
DNN Corp.
 
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