BEFORE USE YOU need to install the MSBuild Community Tasks available from http://msbuildtasks.tigris.org
For best results you should configure your development environment as described in this blog post
Then read this latest blog post about customizing and using these custom templates
.Installation is simple
To use this template place the ZIP (not extracted) file in your
My Documents\Visual Studio 2010\Templates\ProjectTemplates\Visual C#\Web
OR for VB
My Documents\Visual Studio 2010\Templates\ProjectTemplates\Visual Basic\Web
folder. If you don't have the Web folder you can create it. Start up Visual Studio 2010 (or 2008) and create a new project, be sure to place the project directory into your DNN/desktopmodules folder and uncheck the create directory for solution option.
For more details read the blog post
For a video on how to use this template check out this blog post http://www.dotnetnuke.com/Resources/Blogs/tabid/825/EntryId/2880/New-DotNetNuke-Module-Development-Templates-w-video.aspxAutomated Packaging REQUIRED INSTALLATION
To use these templates you must download and execute the MSI file from http://msbuildtasks.tigris.org
. You must do this BEFORE you can create a project with the templates. After you create the project, build it in RELEASE mode and you will find the two packages in the PACKAGES folder of your project directory.
This release includes a License.Txt and ReleasNotes.txt file in the project and manifest files.
We also created a property in the VS Project file for CopyrightYear.
The three DotNetNuke interfaces in the Components/FeatureController file are commented out instead of being enabled by default.
The Manifest File has been updated for DotNetNuke 6, thus 6.0.0 is now a dependency.