Last post Apr 28, 2005 11:57 AM by phr0ze
Apr 24, 2005 11:21 AM|dorrell|LINK
I am a newbie to DotNetNuke. I have searched the Internet, but can not find anything addressing this issue. How do you design the user interface for a custom module?
I am using Visual Studio 2003 and the DNN Templates, but I am have trouble with the user interface. Visual Studio will not allow me to drag and drop Web Form controls from the toolbox to a .ascx file. It will, however, allow me to drag HTML controls, but
it only creates the code, not the visual design. Do you have to code everything by hand, or can you use the visual designer and related properties? Does this mean all of the code has to be HTML controls and not any of the Web Form controls available within
Visual Studio (i.e. DataGrid, Calendar, etc.)?
If I can only use HTML, can I use DreamWeaver to design the User Interface and copy the code into the .ascx file?
Apr 24, 2005 02:14 PM|dantindall|LINK
Apr 26, 2005 10:08 PM|dorrell|LINK
So is this the way most people are developing their modules? Create a Web Form Page (aspx) first, get it coded and tested, and then cut and paste into a User Control (ascx). What are some of the problems developing this way? I can see from an article Microsoft
created called: "Walkthrough: Converting a Web Froms Page to a User Control" that this process might not be too hard. How about working with the data tier and the business tier? Any problems using them tied to a Web form and then converting the Web form
to a User Control?
Is there anywhere I can find a step-by-step guide on how to create a module for DNN, other than the "Module Devloper's Guide", in the visual IDE environment available within Visual Studio? All of the articles I have found only show coding line by line instead
of developing it in a visual environment. One article even talked about developing a module using only Notepad.
Apr 27, 2005 08:10 AM|dantindall|LINK
Apr 28, 2005 11:57 AM|phr0ze|LINK