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Ventrian NewsArticles is still a very widely used News Articles module. Major drawback, however, is that is is not actively maintained anymore. The module has been published as open source by Ventrian...
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By Stefan Kamphuis
Following our presentation on DNN-Connect 2018 in Limerick, Ireland, we've published the module now on GitHub and our website. We hope you will be able to put the module to good use and are loo...
As Codeplex is shutting down (read-only from November 27), we moved our most important free/open source #dnncms extensions from Codeplex to our website. From now on you can download them from www.40fi...
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By Timo Breumelhof
Nota bene: er is ook een Nederlandstalige versie van deze blogpost. Update: the crossposted version of this post on DotNetNuke.com contains some interesting comments. Over the past few mon...
DotNetNuke normally sends out email on numerous occasions.
In your development environment you mostly don't have an email server set up so these emails are not really sent.
In some cases I do need to view / check these emails.

This might be to test the templates of an email module, to test localization of the emails DotNetNuke sends out on registration or as password reminders etc.

The easiest way I have found is to allow me to check the emails DotNetNuke sends is by adding a section to web.config.
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By Timo Breumelhof

Begin 2011 heeft Microsoft de eerste beta van VS LightSwitch met Go-Live licentie gelanceerd, een nieuw product in de Visual Studio familie, waarmee razendsnel zowel web- als desktop SilverLight "Line of Business" applicaties kunnen worden gemaakt. Hoewel de doelgroep van VS LightSwitch niet primair bestaat uit hard-core .net developers, zal het ook voor deze groep zeker waardevol kunnen zijn om de mogelijkheden en beperkingen van LightSwitch te leren kennen.

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By Stefan Kamphuis

Only a few days left before DevDays11 will start in The Netherlands, and while a large part of my schedule is fixed already I decided to run through the agenda and pick a few sessions anyway.

My main interest during DevDays will be Visual Studio LightSwitch, as you will be able to find me most of the time - at least in between sessions - in the Ask The Experts area at the VS LightSwitch boot. So naturally I highly recommend the sessions Beth Massi will be giving on the topic. She's doing 4 of them, one of which during geeknight, so I'm sure you'll be able to catch one.

On april 28th DevDays my highlight will probably be:

9:15 The KeyNote. Keynotes are always a blast.
11:05 Not sure yet, but I might just try and catch the Windows Phone 7 Mango session by Ben Riga.
13:30 Going for the session on REST with WCF by Glenn Block, since I already know a bit about LightSwitch.This timeslot also features Beth's first session on LightSwitch. If you're new to LightSwitch, check it out.
15:05 That'll probably be Mark Miller on UI. It's been a while since I've seen him speak.
16:30 I'll probably try and learn something about Azure this timeslot. But then again I might also pick up on Beth's second appearance on LightSwitch, since we might get questions about that on the boot.

Geek Night night is not something you should plan for, so we'll just see what happens.

9:15 No possible way of predicting how things will look during the first session after Geek Night. So I decided not to plan anything here.
10:50 Only one possible option: Beth Massi on Advanced LightSwitch Techniques. That'll be awesome!
13:15 This will be a hard one. Of course there's Mathijs on WP7 Push Notifications, but there's also Ingo Rammer on Advanced Debuggin in VS2010 which will probably be very useful too.

For the remainder on the conference I actually expect to be busy on the ATE stand for LightSwitch. And I'm looking forward to it too!

Hope to meet you there

Posted in: General
By Stefan Kamphuis

Today I tried to upgrade my DNN Skin Development installation from 5.3.1 to 5.6.0
I got a SQL provider error on the 5.4.0 script I did not understand at first.

I got this error

 System.Data.SqlClient.SqlException: Violation of PRIMARY KEY constraint 'PK_TabModuleSettings'. Cannot insert duplicate key in object 'dbo.TabModuleSettings'. Violation of PRIMARY KEY constraint 'PK_TabModuleSettings'. Cannot insert duplicate key in object 'dbo.TabModuleSettings'.

I took me a while but I found the reson for the failure and the solution.

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By Timo Breumelhof

Since about a month I'm having issues on my development machine with my local DotNetNuke installations.

Sometimes pages load so slow in the browser, I get a timeout or the page only loads only half.

After checking all kinds of possible causes I finally found the solution...


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By Timo Breumelhof

Want to make an easy €100?

We need your help testing an auction module by pretending a real auction. The auction uses Silverlight to show the item currently being auctioned and to handle the bids.

Some of you have helped us out a few days ago already, but now, we're throwing in a €100 reward in a draw.

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By Stefan Kamphuis
I often get data from clients in Excel or XML format, which I have to convert to some kind of XML like format. Mostly this is a one time conversion for which a custom solution is not viable....
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By Timo Breumelhof
Using jQuery as a tool to improve the user experience of a website
These days there are ample opportunities to spice up one’s website with so-called Web 2.0 features by means of javascript functions. We have realized it on this website using jQuery library. jQuery is...
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By Peter Schotman