Chapter 11: Localization


This chapter introduced you to some of the common problems developers face when trying to produce a web site that offers the best possible experience for end users by utilizing a combination of server-side and client-side code. To offer this capability in a consistent manner, DotNetNuke provides the Client API for developers to limit the learning curve required for this type of functionality. When you're working with the Client API, however, there are a few major points to keep in mind:

  • The Client API provides a means of communication between the client-side script and the server code yet allows the functionality to be disabled and postbacks to be used as a last resort.

  • ClientAPICaps.config is a configuration file that allows browser functionality tests to be added and or extended without the need for a recompile.

  • Client-side callbacks have a lifecycle of their own, which is important to understand with regard to the lifecycle of an ASP.NET page.

  • DotNetNuke offers its own ASP.NET pre-built web controls that make use of the Client API, thus providing client-side functionality for use in custom modules.

  • Developers with a minimal understanding of ASP.NET web control development can create custom web controls of their own that make use of the Client API.

The next chapter introduces you to localization. Localization is currently used in combination with the Client API to send localizable content via a JavaScript dialog box to the end user.

Professional DotNetNuke 4.0 (c) Open Source Web Application Framework for ASP. NET 4.0
Professional DotNetNuke 4: Open Source Web Application Framework for ASP.NET 2.0 (Programmer to Programmer)
ISBN: 0471788163
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2006
Pages: 182

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