DotNetNuke Project Templates


This Visual Studio Package contains Project Templates to aid in your DotNetNuke Extension development.

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by NickGoodrow | February 06 2016

Thank you so much! Work like a charm

by Chan Kok hong | June 13 2015

Thanks for the template!!

by ClubReady Chris | June 23 2014

by Luis Lepe | August 21 2013

This is THE template to use if you're serious about programming in DNN.

by Michael Clausing | March 05 2013

by hismightiness | September 01 2012

Great job, Chris!

Chris-Hammond September 03 2012
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  • Minor - Intelli-sense detection
    2 Posts | Last post Thu 11:09 PM
    • Is there a way to stop getting all the intelli-sense errors we get form the @Dnn razor helper ? 
    • Nick,
      I will be working on that soon, I get them too, I just ignore them for now. I know not ideal, but it works :D 
  • The located assembly's manifest definition does not match the assembly reference.
    2 Posts | Last post February 06, 2016
    • CJV
      I have tried several different times and several different ways to install the Mvc templates but keep having the same issue.  Everything works fine release building, installing as a module, but when I try to insert the module into a page I get the following error.
      "DotNetNuke.Services.Exceptions.ModuleLoadException: Could not load file or assembly 'System.Web.Mvc, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35' or one of its dependencies. The located assembly's manifest definition does not match the assembly reference. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80131040)".
      I have tried upgrading Mvc (using NuGet) and I have also tried NOT upgrading Mvc.  I am using the latest version 6.0 from the Visual Studio Gallery.  Although I did see a note on GitHub about 6.1 being the most recent Mvc deployment, I could not find a 6.1 version anywhere.
    • Did you create the module under the mvc folder? I mean DnnSite/DesktopModules/Mvc.
      Did you fix the project properties accordingly and also as mentioned by chris in his doc?
  • VS 2015?
    6 Posts | Last post August 02, 2015
    • Will there be an update for Visual Studio 2015 soon?  Would love to use these.
    • I will be doing some VS2015 work once the full release is out, I believe it is still in RC at this point?
    • Just thought I would add my 2 cents.  I just finished installing VS2015 Community.  It's not in RC status anymore.
      Just something for you to do in all your spare time!!!
    • I hope to work on it this weekend
    • I have a BETA for the VS2015 support up on Codeplex. If testing goes well I'll work to get it in the Gallery in a couple of days 
    • V5, for VS2015 is released!
  • Cant Install the DotNetNuke Project Templates due to unable to install the extension to all the selected products.
    3 Posts | Last post July 24, 2014
    • On my PC already have the Microsoft Visual Studio Ultimate 2012, but still cant install for my PC.
    • need to install Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2012 only can work ?
    • The latest release of the templates only work for Visual Studio 2013. You can get a 2012 supported version from Codeplex at 
  • Error when create project: the web server '' could not be found
    6 Posts | Last post March 13, 2014
      I'm getting the following error when create a new project:
      the web server '' could not be found
    • After added : DNNDEV.ME and DNNDEV to SitteBindings. It works :D
    • Glad you got it figured out.
    • Bless you ThienDuy; your SiteBindings solution worked for me.
    • Hi guys,
      Could you tell me what site bindings you have setup in your IIS as it did not work for me.
      Right now, I access my DNN with the following URL: http://localhost/evoqdnn/
      but it clearly does not work with
      Any help will be greatly appreciated :)
    • The templates are setup for not a application/virtualdirectory off of the website itself. 
  • moving DNN from VS2012 to VS2013
    2 Posts | Last post December 29, 2013
    • when moving DNN from VS2012 to VS2013, I got build errors in the website not the module project.
      The errors are:
      Error	36	Could not load type 'Christoc.Modules.CustomRegistration.View'.	D:\PROJECTS\Hyundai\DPN\HmaPerformance\\DesktopModules\CustomRegistration\View.ascx	1
      Error	42	Could not load file or assembly 'DotNetNuke' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified.	D:\PROJECTS\Hyundai\DPN\HmaPerformance\\DesktopModules\CustomRegistration\User.ascx	3	
    • I would start by checking to make sure the references are still configured properly. 
  • Error: The DNNModule1 Web Application Project is configured to use IIS. Could not find the web server ''
    1 Posts | Last post September 09, 2013
    • I have Problem-
      i made changes in site binding still the issue is there,
      also after click on NO where the create virtual directory option comes.. then project converion windows comes which has issue. not all code get convert.
      i have DNN 7.* verion, IIS 6.1, windows 7, VS 2010
      Please give me solution or give me project templete fil for the same.
  • Error: The DNNModule1 Web Application Project is configured to use IIS. Could not find the web server ''
    1 Posts | Last post August 06, 2013
    • Hi Chris,
      I have this problem:
      The DNNModule1 Web Application Project is configured to use IIS. Could not find the web server ''
      I use administrative privilegies, and nothing. 
      Only choose DNN Template into VS2012.  I don't have, It's necesary ?
      I don't have any idea!
  • error
    7 Posts | Last post March 04, 2013
    • Hi Chris,
      I'm getting the following error after I double-click and attempt to install the  vsix file:
      "The extension manifest is invalid"
      Any idea what could be causing that?  Some details about my environment:
       - Windows 7
       - I've got VS 20080 and VS 2010 installed
       - I think that all the latest updates are installed
    • I also tried the more manual method:
       - pulled down the C# Dal2 template from Code Plex
       - Copied it to the proper VS folder under My Docs
       - VS found the template and lets me specify the module name and whatnot
       - But I get :
      "The project template has a reference to a missing Extension.  Could not find an Extension with ID 'e48 ....... <GUID> ..... 3eed'"
    • The "manual" install of the old DAL template also failed.
    • Chris - so sorry, but you can DISREGARD my issue.  I missed the part that said that these were VS 2012 templates.  Obviously won't work in VS 2010.  
      As you were ...
    • Thanks for the follow up Jason. You can check out the older templates for VS2010 support! they are on codeplex 
    • Hi Chris,
      I could not find the VS2010 templates on codeplex.
    • @josef 
  • Why requiring DotNetNuke 7.0.2+
    2 Posts | Last post January 28, 2013
    • Were there some fundamental changes to DNN to make the new 2.0 templates  require the latest DNN version?
    • 1) DAL2 is only available in DotNetNuke 7, and being that 7.0.2 has a number of bug fixes there is no need to go back to DNN 7.0
      2) I always encourage people to develop on the latest release.
      You can always download the source code from codeplex and change any requirements yourself.
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