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8/16/2011 11:45 AM


I’m running the latest DotNetNuke version 6. I’m developing a few modules and one requirement is to add a few startup items in the Global.asa file. I do not see the “Global.asax.cs” code behind file.

Is DNN 6 using razor is that correct (so no code behind file)?

Can I modify the DNN Global.asa file?

If I can modify the DNN Global.asa file may someone please provide a working C# example.

I have been looking at this for days and cannot seem to find a solution.

Thank you in advance,


Below is the sample Global.asa file I tried to create.

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Web;
using System.Web.Security;
using System.Web.SessionState;
using System.Web.Routing;
using DevExpress.Xpo;

namespace Sample.Web
    public class Global : System.Web.HttpApplication
        void Application_Start(object sender, EventArgs e)
            // Code that runs on application startup
  static void XpoStartup()
            string conn = System.Configuration.ConfigurationManager.ConnectionStrings["ApplicationServices"].ConnectionString;
            DevExpress.Xpo.Metadata.XPDictionary dict = new DevExpress.Xpo.Metadata.ReflectionDictionary();
            DevExpress.Xpo.DB.IDataStore store =
            DevExpress.Xpo.XpoDefault.GetConnectionProvider(conn, DevExpress.Xpo.DB.AutoCreateOption.SchemaOnly);
DevExpress.Xpo.XpoDefault.DataLayer = new DevExpress.Xpo.ThreadSafeDataLayer(dict, store);



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8/17/2011 6:00 AM
we actually consume the global.asax events in core code via the DotNetNukeHttpapplication class (as you can see from the inherits in global.asax). As such I'm not sure adding a global.asax.cs will work - and would recommend that you add the code in your own custom httpmodule instead -

We support Razor in DotNetNuke via the razor host module - which requires .net 4.0 to install. However no code outside this module expects or uses razor.

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