Using Visual Studio.NET 2010

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You can use Visual Studio.NET to develop Kooboo CMS view/layout or extensions. To develop views and layouts, follows the following steps.

Download and install ASP.NET MVC 3 from: http://www.asp.net/mvc/mvc3. The default view engine of Kooboo CMS is Razor which is only available on ASP.NET MVC 3.


Open your Visual Studio.NET 2010, select Open Web Site

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Select the kooboo_cms folder. For any view or layout you created inside Kooboo CMS, you can find a related template file under the Visual studio. A View in Kooboo CMS connected to a folder in the disk with one setting file and one template file. see below.

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Click to modify the template using the View engine syntax you selected.

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IMPORTANT NOTE: You can edit view or layout within Visual Studio.NET. But you must create view or layout using the CMS interface.

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