Using Dot Net Nuke to maintain a site developed in VS.NET using C#

Hi,

Does anyone know if there is a way to create a site using C# and Visual Studio.NET 2003, but then use Dot Net Nuke (http://www.dotnetnuke.com/) to allow none technical users to add content to the site.  The current state of the site must be accessible in both VS.NET and DNN regardless of which application saved it last.  Also preferably I would like the language used to remain C#; I think you can create new modules in DNN using C#.  Hope you understand what I mean.

Cheers,
Steve.
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steve_bagnallAsked:
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rdivilbissCommented:
Did you post a inquiry to the DNN forums?

http://forums.asp.net/90/ShowForum.aspx
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ihenryCommented:
Have you tried this?
http://www.rainbowportal.net/
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steve_bagnallAuthor Commented:
Yeah, I've seen that I suppose you could substitute Rainbow for Dot Net Nuke in my original question.

Cheers, Steve
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ihenryCommented:
>> I think you can create new modules in DNN using C#...
Sure you can, but how are you going to incorporate that to the DNN web project? the webforms and user controls are using code behind and as far as I know you can't run two compilers in a single web project. Maybe It possible if you write your code inline in aspx or ascx files, not in code behind. But I'm not very sure it will work, though.

>> I suppose you could substitute Rainbow
Yup. If your intension is to have a modular CMS, Rainbow and DNN has the same concept but different look and feel. And it's fully written in c#.
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steve_bagnallAuthor Commented:
Would this mean that I have to develop the site using the CMS, because this is what I want to avoid?

Cheers, Steve
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ihenryCommented:
I was quite curious about this, so I downloaded the latest version of DNN (3.0.1.3). Guess what I have found..they have restructured the projects and it seems now to be very possible to have what you're asking. I haven't actually really tried that, but it looks like you can develop your own modules in a separate project (in C#) and register it via admin. In fact, there're some people that actually have done that.
http://www.dotnetnuke.dk/Default.aspx?tabid=60

Read more info about DNN from this ppt file
http://www.solpart.com/portals/2/IntroToDotNetNuke_JonHenning.ppt

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steve_bagnallAuthor Commented:
Hi,

Thanks for the links, although I found the ppt to be empty.  However, I sort of know all this already, what I want to know is if it is possible to develop a web application in VS.NET with no regard to whether you will be using DNN or Rainbow or whatever, and then after the event give out DNN or Rainbow or another CMS to the marketing staff and allow them to update the site using that (maybe using custom modules maybe not).  I'm beginning to get the feeling that this probably isn't possible, if so any idea what solution I am looking for?

Cheers,
Steve
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rdivilbissCommented:
>although I found the ppt to be empty.

Works for me, not that this in any way answers your question.

I've used DNN for a couple of projects and liked it a lot, however never in the manner you are asking about.
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steve_bagnallAuthor Commented:
No good idea
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