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Building Websites with VB.NET and DotNetNuke 3.0 by Daniel N. Egan

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Chapter 6. Understanding the DotNetNuke Core Architecture

In this chapter, we will be exploring the core functionality of the DotNetNuke architecture. We will start with an overview of the architecture, touching on key concepts employed by DotNetNuke. After this, we will examine some of the major sections that make up the framework. Finally, after we learn about the objects that make up the core, we will follow a request for a page through this process to find out how each page is dynamically created.

Architecture Overview

As we discussed in the previous chapter, as opposed to traditional web applications that may rely on a multitude of web pages to deliver content, DotNetNuke uses a single main page called Default.aspx. The content for this page ...

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