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7/3/2010 5:14 PM
I am an experienced developer from the Java world. I recently needed to get a website up quickly and after looking at all the options, chose DotNetNuke 5.4.
Now I know all the things I want to accomplish, but I am finding it is taking me too long to find out how best to implement them in DotNetNuke.

I am looking for someone to guide me through design choices and some implementation details. 

Here are a few examples  I would like to get input on;
  1. Clients upload files to the DotNetNuke site through a FileUpload in a Module.  I want to create a background task that watches for new files in a directory and then processes them and adds information into a database.  I have so far implemented a class that extends DotNetnuke.Services.Scheduling.SchedulerClient , but I have run into some issues in finding the upload directory to read from and getting a DB connection from the web.config file.
  2. I want to let a person upload a photo for their profile.
  3. I have setup several roles for registered users to be in and want theor profile to have different options depending on the role they are in.

What I am looking for is support through email and some phone calls for a month or two. I would be willing to pay a resonable amount for this.

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7/4/2010 12:29 PM
You're already doing the right thing by posting in these forums for assistance, but I would also suggest joining a local user group, if there's one in your area.  You'd be surprised at how valuable of an asset going to meetings can be - even if the topic is not one you'd prefer.  It's the other attendees that make the meetings so valuable.  It's like having a live forum right in front of you, but with faster answers. ;)  You can search for a user group right here on this site.

I will attempt to give you some guidance on your questions here:
  1. Sounds like you already have the right idea and have gotten pretty far here.  Check out the DotNetNuke.Services.FileSystem namespace to continue here.  For example, there's a FolderController there.
  2. This is already handled by DNN.  If you want to duplicate this in your own extensions, I would suggest taking a look in the DNN source to see how they're doing it, and start there.  Look in the following directory of the source:  ~/Website/DesktopModules/Admin/Security/Profile.ascx and it's source code too.
  3. I am not sure that this is possible in the core extension.  You might have to build your own, or find an ecosystem vendor that offers this feature.  If you do that, I would suggest looking at DataSprings first.  They usually have all of the features you're looking for.  (Though, not sure about this one.)
I hope this helps!  :)

Will Strohl

Upendo Ventures Upendo Ventures
DNN experts since 2003
Official provider of the Hotcakes Commerce Cloud and SLA support
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7/4/2010 6:30 PM
I would never try to tell an experienced developer, how he should run his business. There are a number of well known DNN consultants all around the world (mainly in Northern America and Europe), especially when referring to supported business hours, your actual time zone would be of help.

Cheers from Germany,
Sebastian Leupold

dnnWerk - The DotNetNuke Experts   German Spoken DotNetNuke User Group

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7/12/2010 2:16 PM
Books are not mentors, but they are cheaper and have a very flexible schedule! Since searching the web yields fragmentary (but specific) advice, you may also want to check out all the great books that offer a complete overview in a guided fashon that may be helpful for you. Welcome!

This is not to diminish the value of mentors (I've put a few hours this last week helping get started for instance), but books are part of the 'arsenal' too! 
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7/12/2010 4:32 PM
I would also check out -- they have many videos that are very detailed - well worth it.  Also, has a series of videos that my give you the answer to a specific question.

THey are sorta "readonly" mentors...

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