Thoughts from the Wet Coast

The musings of an ASP.NET Developer from Canada's We(s)t Coast

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(with apologies to Rodgers and Hammerstein)

It is with some trepidation and certainly with mixed emotions that I am announcing that I am moving on from my position as Chief Architect at DNN Corp.

Oct 14 2015

As C# developers we think we know what variable scope is all about.  But if I showed you the JavaScript code below, what number would you think would be shown in the alert dialog.

Aug 26 2015


This blog was originally posted on the DNN Community blog

DNN 8 will support creating modules using ASP.NET MVC version 5.1 (or later) as well as using a SPA (Single Page Application) module using HTML 5, JavaScript and ASP.NET Web API.  In previous blogs in this series I have described how these modules can be built and I have shown how localization is handled.  One topic still to describe is how both of these approaches can register module actions so they show on DNN’s module action menu.

Jul 15 2015

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/08/Roman_Baths_in_Bath_Spa%2C_England_-_July_2006.jpg/276px-Roman_Baths_in_Bath_Spa%2C_England_-_July_2006.jpgThis blog was originally posted on the DNN Community blog

DNN 8 will support creating modules using a SPA (Single Page Application) model using HTML 5, JavaScript and ASP.NET Web API based web services.  In a previous blog in this series I showed how you can set up your environment to create SPA modules. This model development style has been available ever since we added support for ASP.NET Web API, but in DNN 8 we have added support for html files to be module controls.  This means that we no longer require some form of code-behind file.  So how do we do things like registering JavaScript files that we used to do in those code behind files.  In this blog I describe how we have extended DNNs token support to provide these abilities.  As before the source code for my examples is available on Github at https://github.com/cnurse/DnnConnect.Demo.

Jul 10 2015

DNN_Loves_MVC_LogoThis blog was originally posted on the DNN Community blog

DNN 8 will support creating modules using ASP.NET MVC version 5.1 or later.  In previous blogs in this series I showed how you can set up your environment to create MVC modules and I created my first MVC Action/View. In this blog I will describe the support we have included for localizing text in MVC Controllers and MVC Views.  As before the source code for my examples is available on Github at https://github.com/cnurse/DnnConnect.Demo.

Jul 9 2015

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/08/Roman_Baths_in_Bath_Spa%2C_England_-_July_2006.jpg/276px-Roman_Baths_in_Bath_Spa%2C_England_-_July_2006.jpgThis blog was originally posted on the DNN Community blog

In addition to ASP.NET MVC modules, DNN 8 will support SPA (Single Page Application) modules, developed purely with HTML JavaScript and Css, together with ASP.NET Web API based Web Services on the Web Server.  DNN currently supports this module type – to a degree - but the HTML is required to be in the WebForms User Control.  A number of the newer modules have been built this way, for example the Core Messaging module and Membership modules found in the User Profile are built in this way.

Jun 20 2015


This blog was originally posted on the DNN Community blog

DNN_Loves_MVC_LogoA new CTP for DNN 8 was released this week.  This CTP contains updated support for building modules using the ASP.NET MVC Framework as well as new support for building HTML 5 based modules.  This adds to the existing support for building modules with ASP.NET WebForms (User Controls) and Razor scripts. 

Jun 16 2015

JavaScript is actually quite a simple language.  It is described as a loosely typed language, which means that unlike C# it doesn’t enforce a strict “typing” model. 

In fact, in JavaScript, aside from a few primitive value types, everything is an object.  Ok, some of you C# developers are saying – that’s true of C#, everything in C# is considered an object.  The difference is that whereas in C# everything is an instance of a class which "derives” from the Object class, everything in JavaScript actually is an object.

May 20 2015

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