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Sitefinity 3.6. backend documentation completed!

by Ivan Osmak
With this post I’d like to inform you that we have finished the documentation for the new backend framework introduced in Sitefinity 3.6. All 60 articles written on this subject will be transferred to the Developer Manual shortly and until then you can use the temporary TOC located here.


We’d like to thank you for your patience during these several weeks while we were writing up the docs.


We’d also like to hear your feedback on the documentation. Are there any areas that you think we should explain in greater detail? What would you like to see in the future in our documentation? We’ve heard some requests for the samples in VB.NET - how do you feel about that? Do you prefer samples, the high level explanations of the concepts or both?


All in all, we’d like you very much to help us improve our documentation efforts as much as possible. We’ll take every single suggestion under consideration.


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  1. Brian Apr 22, 2009
    I would like to see more examples featuring modules on the frontend.

    You mostly cover modules on the backend.  Its nice but you rarely touch on anything for the frontend!

    It almost seems like there are 2 seperate ways to deal with modules for the frontend and backend.   Do we use views on the frontend?  I just dont get it!  I watched the Intra Site Webinar but even in that, you only show about a 2 minute example of something on the frontend.   

    I only let a couple users into the backend of sitefinity.

    I am way more interested in Pluggable modules then Intra Site.   I have alot of modules that I would like to port from DNN for resale / community.
  2. Gabe Sumner Apr 23, 2009
    Hey Brian,

    Ivan & I were chatting after this last webinar and he voiced your concern. For the next webinar I believe we'll "finish" the module by creating the frontend.  This will allow us to cover Webeditors, Control Designers and front-end controls.
  3. Simon Martin Apr 23, 2009
    I would definitely like to see the samples in both C# and VB - I think in C# but, at the moment use VB at work. Also I find the high level explanations very useful in seeing how everything fits together, the broader my understanding of the system the easier I find it to develop with it.

    Also I agree with Brian; I would like to see more on frontend development, so far it seems like we've only seen 1/2 of the picture but 99% of our users will only ever see the front end - it doesn't matter to them how slick the CMS is.

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