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Building Websites with DotNetNuke 5 by Ian Lackey, Michael Washington

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The development environment

To develop modules for DotNetNuke, you must first have a DotNetNuke installation running on the computer on which you intend to develop them.

DotNetNuke comes in two versions, a source version and an install version. The install version is also packaged as the DotNetNuke Starter Kit. They are functionally the same.

Surprisingly, it is recommended that you use the install version to develop modules. The reason for this is that the source version should only be used if you intend to change the DotNetNuke core code. This is not recommended as it may not allow you to properly upgrade your DotNetNuke site in the future.

Follow the instructions in the earlier chapters of this book to set up DotNetNuke.

To develop the module, ...

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