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5/17/2018 1:16 PM
 
Hi. I've written a custom MVC module that works fine. The problem is that I'm using external data to populate content. Data is stored with module id as reference. Is there a way to have a function being called (or any other way) when the user add existing module (as copy) to a page? Otherwise, my module is added properly but can't display any content as the private data is not copied with the new module id as reference. Thanks in advance for the help
 
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6/19/2018 8:11 AM
 
Sorry to up that question. Nobody can help with that problem? Is there no way to have a function of my module get called when module is copied on another page?
 
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6/19/2018 1:27 PM
 
Jaco,

if you want to allow putting a new module instance on the page then the ModuleID is obviously not the correct entity. I don't know your exact usecase, but you should use something else then.Eg if all instances of the module on the same portal should use this ID then I would use the PortalID.

Happy DNNing!
Michael

Michael Tobisch
DNN★MVP
dnn-Connect.org - The most vibrant community around the DNN-platform
 
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6/19/2018 1:55 PM
 
Thinking about the bigger picture, how about if you have two instances of your module and you DON'T want to share data? For example a news module. If I have multiple instances on differnent pages I might want a single headlines module on (say) the home page to share data with all of them. I may not.

A scheme I have seen used is to allow the module configuration to find other instances of your module type (Look in the DNN tables/use the DNN API.) and ask the installing user. "Which of these would you like to share data with?"

That puts control easily and flexibly in the hands of the user.

Best wishes,
- Richard
Agile Development Consultant, Practitioner, and Trainer
www.dynamisys.co.uk
 
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6/20/2018 10:24 PM
 
why do you need to "copy content" when a module is added to a page?
content might be retrieved from an external source and should remain there -
but presented according to specified criteria.
If you module implements DNN search interface, the content should be properly
included into DNN search index.

Cheers from Germany,
Sebastian Leupold

dnnWerk - The DotNetNuke Experts   German Spoken DotNetNuke User Group

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