Building Websites with VB.NET and DotNetNuke 3.0
By Daniel N. Egan
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Final Release Date: March 2005
Pages: 312

In Detail

DotNetNuke DotNetNuke is a free, open source evolution of Microsoft's celebrated ASP.NET reference implementation, the IBuySpy Portal Solution Kit. DotNetNuke began life as a framework for constructing data-driven intranet and Internet portal applications. It has now developed into an advanced web content management system with tools to manage a dynamic and interactive data-driven website.

If you work with ASP.NET and VB.NET, and want an interactive website, with forums, news and image management, where visitors can register, participate and contribute to your site, then DotNetNuke is the ideal solution for you. This book is your indispensable guide to creating content-rich websites with DotNetNuke 3.0, as quickly as possible.

The first part of this book gives you a deep understanding of working with basic DotNetNuke sites, guiding you through the features and giving you the confidence to create and manage your own site. After that, you will journey to the heart of DotNetNuke, and learn about its core architecture. From there, you will learn how to customize DotNetNuke sites through skinning and creating custom modules.

Enhancing your site with forums and ecommerce functionality, creating multiple sites and deploying your site round off the book. You will master each of these topics as you leap into the development of a DotNetNuke 3.0 site.

DotNetNuke is the leading open source website system for .NET. This book shows you how to get a fully featured website right off the blocks, with forums, news and image management, visitor accounts and registration, and community contribution features. The book then takes VB.NET developers through extending and customizing this powerful application.

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Approach

You can use this book to help you set up and administer a DotNetNuke portal, even if you have a limited knowledge of ASP.NET. You will learn how to setup and administer an example site, stepping through all the tasks to ease your learning.

If you are a developer, this book will help you extend the DotNetNuke portal by first helping you understand how the core framework works and then show you how to create custom modules and skins. A rudimentary knowledge of VB.NET programming is assumed, but the emphasis is not on becoming a better VB.NET programmer but on taming DotNetNuke.

Who this book is for

This book has been written for both the beginner wanting to set up a website and also ASP.NET developers with a grasp of VB.NET and access to Visual Studio .NET. No prior knowledge of DotNetNuke is assumed.

The new features of DotNetNuke 3.0 are discussed extensively, so even if you have worked with previous versions of DotNetNuke, you will find something new.

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