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New Release: dnnCHAT v01.00.00 now available using #SignalR
Earlier this year I started on a project to learn how to use SignalR, I had reasons to do so for my full time job (non-DNN related) but considering my DNN experience over the past 11 years I figured that learning how to use SignalR with DNN would be my...
Using SignalR with DotNetNuke Modules
Originally posted on ChrisHammond.com, all comments and discussion on this topic should be done there. This post will provide you with a basic tutorial for utilizing SignalR with custom DotNetNuke Modules. If you want to bypass the blog post go check out the source on GitHub, you can Fork my Repository. The module created here will be very simple, if you want a full blown module with more features be sure to check out the open source DotNetNuke Module SignalRChat, and see it in action at http://dnnCHAT.com/ SignalR is an ASP.NET library for using websockets and long polling in your applications. Basically what this means, is that you can have your web pages (or apps) maintain an open connection with a webserver, passing data back and forth, without having to do standard posts and gets for the content and functions. SignalR is a free library that you can get from www.signalr.net and you can DL from nuget.org right into your Visual Studio projects. ...
Customizing the latest Module Dev Project Templates
With the 2.0 release of my module development project templates last week I’ve had a few inquiries into how to customize the templates. You can download the templates from http://christoctemplate.codeplex.com/ Why Modify the Templates? First, why might...
Using the new Module Development Templates for DotNetNuke 7
With the release of DotNetNuke 7.0 (and now the more recent 7.0.2), it was time to update my module development project templates . If you have worked with my module development templates before, here are the major changes for this release. If you haven...
10 Years of DotNetNuke
In case you haven’t heard, today is our birthday! Back on 12/24/2002, Shaun Walker released an open source project he called (at the time) IBuySpy Workshop in the forums here on www.asp.net . IBSW was a project which containers many enhancements to the...
Weblogs.asp.net has a problem, it is spam
Is anyone at Microsoft listening to the SPAM problem here on Weblogs.asp.net? My “ Can anyone do anything about the spam here on weblogs.asp.net? ” post from October got over 12 spam comments posted to it in the past 24 hours. I have comments all moderated...
DotNetNuke 7.0 released
It is a big day in the world of DotNetNuke (yes, DNN is still around folks). DNN 7.0 was released today, you can find out more information by visiting DotNetNuke.com Be sure to read Will Morgenweck’s blog post for all the details . For a quick peak into...
New free DotNetNuke 7.0 Skin
With the pending release of DotNetNuke 7, scheduled for this week, I updated my free DotNetNuke (DNN) skin , MultiFunction v1.3 . This latest release requires DotNetNuke 7, it shouldn’t install on an earlier version of DNN. This release updates a number...
Are you ready to grow that Mo (moustache)? Movember is coming
Well here we are, nearing the end of the month of October and coming up on the month of N Movember once again. We here at DNNCorp are in our third year of supporting the Movember cause, growing facial hair on our upper lips to raise awareness and money...
New Visual Studio 2012 Project Templates for DotNetNuke
Earlier this month Microsoft put the bits up for Visual Studio 2012 RTM out on MSDN Subscriber downloads, and during the first two weeks of September they will officially be releasing Visual Studio 2012. I started working with VS2012 late in the release...
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