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Upgrading DNN Custom Modules

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    Hi All,

    I have DNN 9.11.0 version configured at my local. I have installed a custom module created using VS 2019 few days before. I have done some changes in this code in VS 2019 again. I now want to upgrade this already installed module.

    Should I simply follow the procedure I followed previously to install a new module to DNN for upgrading module inDotNet Nuke? OR Is there some other procedure to upgrade already installed module in DotNet Nuke?

    Please note for this module in DNN it is being shown as “Not Upgradable”. As we have not implemented interface “IUpgradeable” interface. Is it still possible to upgrade such kind of modules?

    Note : Also please let me know do i need to keep in mind some other important things like taking backup of DNN web site and data base?


    Tarunjit Singh

    Senior Member

      IUpgradeable has nothing to do with whether or not it can be upgraded. It's simply to run code when an upgrade occurs. Any references to this out there in any article/tutorial should tell you that as well. :)

      Veteran Member

        Typically, you would install the "source" package of the module to DNN.

        Next, you would use VS to open the module's .sln file and make your edit's to the module (also change the Version in the .dnn file so that you can keep track of what your are doing.

        After making your changes, rebuild the project. That should create installable ZIP files. So, install the new source package, and that should take care of things.

        I don't know what to think about the "Not Upgradeable" message. I don't think that I've ever seen that.
        Joe Craig
        DNN MVP
        Patapsco Research Group
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