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April 2014
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DotNetNuke Skinning – SolPartMenu

When you first encounter the SolPartMenu skin object, you may become a bit overwhelmed by all of the options.  But, it doesn’t take long to realize that you can ignore most of the attributes on the list and stick to a small subset that really matter.… Read the rest

DotNetNuke Skinning – Containers

Today we move our focus to DotNetNuke containers. Not because we are done with skins, but because we can’t go any further in our discussion of skinning until we cover containers.

DotNetNuke Modules – Anatomy of the View

Now that we’ve laid the foundation of DotNetNuke modules, it is time to start looking at the specific modules. While it would be practically impossible to cover every detail and every API feature of a DotNetNuke component, we do want to look closely enough that you know what you are looking at as you are trying to write your code.… Read the rest

jQuery Expand/Collapse Using Head Tags


I’ve spent a good chunk of the last two days working on an interesting project for one of my clients that I think the rest of the jQuery community could benefit from.

The task started when my client came to me with an existing script that was being used in a DotNetNuke system to expand and collapse content under head tags that was produced by an article editing system similar to the Text/HTML module.… Read the rest

DotNetNuke – FileUploadControl Danger!

ppl-wom-027 A couple of days ago I was working with a client who was having trouble using the File Upload Control from within a DotNetNuke module.

The problem we were seeing was that although all the code had been written correctly and looked just like every other implementation of the code I had ever used when the server side tested to see if a file had been uploaded, the file was not there… even though we had just uploaded a file.… Read the rest