DotNetNuke Menu

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Oliver Phillips 11/21/2006 07:26 pm
I'm getting some great results with OE Pro, but really struggling with DotNetNuke (DNN) sites.

By way of example www.murphygrainger.co.uk is a DNN 1 site, the menubar does not work in the downloaded project - the link becomes http://page.aspx i.e the domain is excluded. It also does not find the spacer image that dnn uses. (I think for the same reason).

I've implemented a sitemap which means I can get all the pages - but having to "back button" to the sitemap and then click the new page is not good, i need the menu bar working.

Can anyone replicate this issue and provide a work around/settings to get it. I've tried the advice I've seen re the auto download button etc but to no avail, and I've trawled the forums too

Oleg if you're there, you're help would be appreciated.

Thanks
Oliver
Oleg Chernavin 11/22/2006 04:46 am
Thank you! Added support for this menu. If you need the updated version right now, please let me know.

Best regards,
Oleg Chernavin
MP Staff
Oliver Phillips 11/22/2006 09:35 am
> Thank you! Added support for this menu. If you need the updated version right now, please let me know.
>
> Best regards,
> Oleg Chernavin
> MP Staff


Yes please, if I could have an updated exe that would be fantastic. What a superb response!

Regards

Oliver
Oleg Chernavin 11/22/2006 10:06 am
Here it is - zipped oe.exe file:

http://www.metaproducts.com/download/betas/OEP2507.ZIP

Oleg.
Oliver Phillips 11/22/2006 06:46 pm
> Here it is - zipped oe.exe file:
>
> http://www.metaproducts.com/download/betas/OEP2507.ZIP
>
> Oleg.

Oleg,

Thanks very much, this works - the menu and images have the correct paths. This is excellent. I have some feedback which you might find useful.

- The actual images don't download unless I do the autosave thing which not ideal, as I need to manually browse the page with OE. Really I want to add a project then add it to the sequencer and forget it. For the moment my hack is to add the missing images to the sitemap i mentioned earlier which all my DNN sites use. This works a treat, they get downloaded in all my projects, then appear in the menus.,

- Autosave also triggers the "additional" commands. I'm not sure why this is necessary.

- I added the missing image urls to the project but these then got listed in the content pages of the exe file I compile.

In a future release could the autosave functionality be replicated as an additional/macro option?

Failing this could the user specify the one or two problem files in the project so that the download automatically fetched them.

Failing this could a URL be added to a project with some form of switch so the file was downloaded but it did not end up as an item in the contents file which gets compiled to CHM and EXE.

If you are doing many similar projects which have the same niggles (like me) a workaround of this nature would be good.

Thanks again Oleg, hope the feedback is constructive.

Oliver
Oleg Chernavin 11/23/2006 03:48 am
Yes, the images are still an issue. Additional commands in the URLs field are necessary because if you decide to update the Project, these files have to be updated as well.

What kind of macro do you mean for AutoSave?

Oleg.
Oliver Phillips 11/23/2006 05:06 am
> Yes, the images are still an issue. Additional commands in the URLs field are necessary because if you decide to update the Project, these files have to be updated as well.
>
> What kind of macro do you mean for AutoSave?
>
> Oleg.

Just a macro or additional command that replicates the autosave functionality for the project URL. If this was available I could add a project, copy a generic set of macro/additional commands and not have to visit the project afterwards to perform the autosave option manually?

Certainly with my projects the issues are the same for each page in the website, so getting the missing files once for the project url, fixes the problem on all pages of the site.

I've no idea if this is possible or not.

Thanks

Oliver
Oleg Chernavin 11/23/2006 05:52 am
I am sorry, this is impossible. The idea of the AutoSave was to overcome the issues when some sites cannot be loaded fully automatically. In this case, AutoSave would follow your manual browsing and save all files your request.

Oleg.
Oliver Phillips 11/23/2006 04:26 pm
> I am sorry, this is impossible. The idea of the AutoSave was to overcome the issues when some sites cannot be loaded fully automatically. In this case, AutoSave would follow your manual browsing and save all files your request.
>
> Oleg.

No problem - I can work with the fix.

Thanks
Oliver
Oleg Chernavin 11/23/2006 06:07 pm
OK.

Oleg.