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Installing & Using DMG Forums Inside Another .NET Application
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muncher


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Join Date: 4/18/2007
Posts: 2

Posted: 4/18/2007 3:56:49 PM

so even if I didn't integrate dmg into my current project and instead left it as a standalone in another directory, i can still easily automatically log users into the forum by setting the session variable?

muncher


Newbie

Join Date: 4/18/2007
Posts: 2

Posted: 4/18/2007 5:28:35 PM

hey grim,

i got it working and it was a whole lot simpler than i thought. this beats the crap out of any other forum i have tried. thanks!!!

grimmeissen


Administrator


Join Date: 8/30/2005
Posts: 656
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

Posted: 4/19/2007 9:16:04 AM

Thanks for the comments. I'm glad you got it working with your application.
Aaron Edwards


Newbie


Join Date: 5/16/2007
Posts: 2
Location: San Francisco, CA

Posted: 5/16/2007 4:40:41 PM

Hi Dave,

I haven't used DMG in a while and I just saw you're on 3.0 now, with 3.1 coming out soon! That's awesome.

Is it now possible to do authentication outside of DMG, and pass in the authentication details to DMG? I have a site that requires authentication for certain pages, and I'd like to offer use of the forum to them, but still allow unauthenticated users to view the forum (just not post or reply). And I would rather they not have to authenticate twice.

Thanks.

Aaron

grimmeissen


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Join Date: 8/30/2005
Posts: 656
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

Posted: 5/17/2007 9:56:32 AM

There have been users who have successfully integrated DMG Forums into their current login system with past versions of the software, so it is definitely doable. Browse around the forums here to read some of the other user's ideas.

DMG Forums 3.1 will make it much easier for you because the full source code will become available. You will be able to tap into the forums code an authenticate users based on variables that you set in your main code.
Aaron Edwards


Newbie


Join Date: 5/16/2007
Posts: 2
Location: San Francisco, CA

Posted: 5/28/2007 3:27:45 PM

Nice!

Can't wait!

Aaron

thomas1884


Newbie

Join Date: 7/18/2007
Posts: 2

Posted: 7/18/2007 4:45:52 AM

Hello,
I am planning to try out DMG Forums inside an existing application, using an existing database. Do I run any risk with the database? I reckon the DatabasePrefix (default "DMG") applies to ALL tables being created? There is no chance this application will override any existing table? (as long as it doesn't have the DMS prefix of course)

Thanks,
look forward to trying this out

grimmeissen


Administrator


Join Date: 8/30/2005
Posts: 656
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

Posted: 7/18/2007 8:50:48 AM

You are correct. All tables created by the DMG Forums install will have that prefix. For example, the topics table will be DMG_TOPICS.

If you don't have any tables that start with "DMG_" you can leave the default. If you change the database prefix in web.config, the installation setup will give the tables whatever prefix you create.
thomas1884


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Join Date: 7/18/2007
Posts: 2

Posted: 7/20/2007 5:08:55 AM

Thanks!

Will definitely try this out and post you a note on the final result.

Frenchie


Newbie

Join Date: 9/25/2007
Posts: 2

Posted: 10/1/2007 2:06:48 AM

Hello,

I've put DMG forums in as subdir, etc. All went right with DB and everything and I think this is a great software. But now I have a problem about the "Displaying The DMG Forums Login Box In Your Base Application" method. Oh, it displays right but when I enter username/password and click button, I get an error about validation. I've figured out it was because I displayed the login box in a Master page (cause it works on any other page that doesn't rely to Master one) but no clue on how to solve that. Anyone can help ?...

grimmeissen


Administrator


Join Date: 8/30/2005
Posts: 656
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

Posted: 10/1/2007 7:19:48 AM

Personally I do not know how to solve your master page problem because I haven't used them, but I know some other users on here have placed DMG Forums inside master pages. I'm hoping one of them can help you.

I think it has to do with the way objects get called/named when they are inside a master page.
Frenchie


Newbie

Join Date: 9/25/2007
Posts: 2

Posted: 10/9/2007 12:02:54 PM

Ok, I've found a solution for this problem (and many other ones :))... But now I have a question about blogs.

I'm on the process of using blogs in a very different way than they are actually done and so trying to understand in details how they are made. So my question is: why when a new blog is submitted, a new subfolder is created (ie. forums/blogs/Frenchie/..) ?

I would like to use this feature to allow users to pick and save some templates for their blogs but I first need to know why it's here, cause I don't want to break it all...

grimmeissen


Administrator


Join Date: 8/30/2005
Posts: 656
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

Posted: 10/9/2007 2:56:48 PM

The original reason for the creation of this folder was so that when users have blogs, the URL will be created at http://www.YourWebSite.com/blogs/USERNAME.

If you do not plan on having the blogs accessed directly from this URL, then you do not need to create the folder. You will also not need the /blogs folder entirely if you do not use this feature.
Jin


Newbie

Join Date: 11/8/2007
Posts: 4

Posted: 11/8/2007 8:20:00 AM

This is really a great product! I like it a lot. I'm just wondering how to install it to a password-protected website. My website is based on asp.net membership. Is there any chance to keep the consistency of username and password?

Thanks.

Jin


Newbie

Join Date: 11/8/2007
Posts: 4

Posted: 11/8/2007 9:23:59 AM

Hello,

It's me again. Sorry about my last post. I saw the solution on your website. I will try that and let you the result.

Here is some thought. Have you considered using freetextbox instead of textbox for posting messages or writing blogs... People who doesn't know computers well may not understand the forum code. It would be easier for them to post a message if there is a freetextbox.

Your forum is wonderful. I have used different forums. DMG is one of the best.

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