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BOOK: Professional DotNetNuke Module Programming ISBN: 978-0-470-17116-5
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Old November 15th, 2010, 01:32 PM
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Default Adding a skin object to a skin

I am on page 231 of the book. I have created my skin object, and am trying to add it to a skin.

The book says to look at the file /portals/_default/skins/extropy/portal.ascx. However:

I don't have an Extropy directory. I do have a MinimalExtropy directory so I'm assuming that is where I need to look. However there is no portal.ascx file in that location. Actually there isn't a portal.ascx anywhere in my portals directory.

From my settings for the site, I think I should be putting the specified code in index 1280.ascx. The book doesn't get specific about where should the control declarations should be placed, I've tried different locations but nothing appears on when the pages are rendered.

Any clues?

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Old November 15th, 2010, 01:43 PM
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There was a change in the name of the default file path in recent revisions of DNN.

You can use any .ascx in the MinalExtropy file.
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Wow, that was fast! I just came back from getting a cup of coffee and already there was a reply. :)

I thought it might be something like that, and I was able to determine that I am working with the correct aspx file by purposly misspelling the Src value in the Register line. But no matter where I put the control declaration code nothing appears. Nor does it generate an error in the event log.

I took a look at my project again, in the ViewCurrentTimeSkinObject.ascx file I do get a warning of "Namespace or type specified in the Imports "System.Web.UI.WebControls/Expressions' doesn't contain any public member or cannot be found....". Thinking that could be the problem, but everything looks right. We are still blanking out the Root Namespece textbox in the projects application settings, right?

Thanks for your assistance!
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Found the problem in my code. Something I overlooked, now that I see it it makes perfect sense.

Thanks again!

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