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Previewing Prompt in DNN/Evoq 9.2.0


Kelly Ford and Peter Donker came up with the concept of DNN Prompt earlier this year. Prompt – as the name suggests is a way to manage DNN through a command-prompt interface. 

Kelly and Peter started out by building prototypes, sharing code, blogging, and presenting Prompt at conferences. They got good feedback. When Prompt matured a bit, they contacted DNN Corp. to include Prompt into the Platform. We liked the idea, the feedback and the traction in the community, and came up with a mutually agreeable vision and integration plan. 

Since their initial submission of the code-base to us, we have made several revisions. We are very excited to announce Prompt’s preview via our nightly builds. We also want to thank Clint Patterson and David Poindexter for helping Kelly and Peter.

More details about the initial work can be found at their blog.

How to access

Login as Host > Persona Bar > Setting (gear icon) > Prompt


Type help and press enter to get help. It will show the list of commands. Each command can be clicked to get more details.

Try the first command

Type list-users and press enter to get list of users.


Pagination is built-in in the prompt. You can press any key to load the next page or CTRL + X to end.

Clearing the console

Type cls and press enter to clear the prompt console.


Available to SuperUsers only


Each and every prompt command executed is logged into the Admin logs. The log type is Prompt Alert.


Currently available in preview, will ship with the upcoming release (DNN / Evoq 9.2)


Download from nightly builds.

Future Prompt Blog Series

1. Surfacing Prompt via stand-alone DLL
2. Surfacing Prompt via a DNN module


DNN Prompt is extensible - obviously! We have two samples at our public github repo. You can get more details about them via the above two blogs.

Implementation Details

The work on this project was done on this epic on Jira.


Prompt is implemented as any standard DNN extension, and can be uninstalled by going to Persona Bar > Settings (gear icon) > Extensions > Persona Bar in drop down > click on the trash icon next to Dnn.PersonaBar.Prompt.

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David Poindexter
Fantastic Ash! Looking good! I guess it is time for me to start putting some focus on nvQuickAdmin to get prepped for the upcoming official release, eh? :)
David Poindexter Wednesday, November 1, 2017 1:21 AM (link)
Ash Prasad
@David - love the eh :). And yep, definitely need to update on nvQuickAdmin
Ash Prasad Wednesday, November 1, 2017 3:35 AM (link)
Roman Yagodin
I wonder, could we run those commands also from PowerShell?
Roman Yagodin Wednesday, November 1, 2017 7:18 AM (link)
Kurt Wilbies
Great! Looking good. When is the official release of 9.2 (I assume I now can download a preview of DNN9.2). George said in one of his comments, 7 weeks ago, that 9.2 will be release within 6 weeks or 2 months max. So, can inform us about the release dates. We need to plan.
Kurt Wilbies Wednesday, November 1, 2017 8:05 AM (link)
Daniel Mettler
I really love it.
for me the question of PowerShell compatibility also comes up. Can we run this from powershell, or run powershell from prompt?
Daniel Mettler Thursday, November 2, 2017 6:54 AM (link)
Andrew Hoefling
After a brief discussion with several people on twitter about this, we created a GitHub repo to track discussions regarding a PowerShell Module. Right now we are starting to spec it out, feel free to create issues or PRs based on what you would like.
Andrew Hoefling Thursday, November 2, 2017 2:05 PM (link)
Ash Prasad
Folks we are looking in Q1 2018 for 9.2. Please note that the dates are subject to change.
PowerShell - There is no integration.
Ash Prasad Thursday, November 2, 2017 7:18 PM (link)
Ash Prasad
Keep us posted @Andrew on your progress on the powershell side.. it'll be a great add-on
Ash Prasad Thursday, November 2, 2017 7:19 PM (link)

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