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Rating:        Based on 22 ratings
Reviewed:  20 reviews
Downloads: 50112
Change Set: 49842
Released: Apr 28, 2010
Updated: May 24, 2010 by mrswoop
Dev status: Stable Help Icon

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Application 5.4.1 - C# Source Code (Unsupported tech preview)
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Release Notes

Major Highlights

  • Fixed issue with assembly version type.
  • Fixed issue with multiple cancel buttons on Add User screen.
  • Fixed issue with version number in Symbols package manifest.
  • Fixed issue where system mails are sent from the recipient's email address instead of admin email address.
  • Fixed issue with logo in Ribbon Bar.
  • Fixed issue with race condition when adding entries to shared Dictionaries.
  • Fixed issue with scheduler exceptions when more than one language is defined.
  • Fixed issue when creating portals in non en-us culture.
  • Fixed issue with adding a new language.
  • Fixed issue with AJAX Script Manager
  • Fixed issue with Source Package not opening correctly in Visual Studio.
  • Fixed issue when logging into a multi-language portal when the user's preferred locale is not set.
  • Fixed issue with generation of user links to use new Profile page.
  • Updated version of Symbols package in manifest file.
  • Improved 5.4.0 and 5.4.1 upgrade scripts to better handle upgrades when multiple languages are installed.
  • Added label explaining portal localization drop-down on site settings. Updated static localization text to more friendly form.
  • Added missing release notes for 5.4.

New Package

  • We've added a C# source package to our distribution. The package is intended for educational purposes and should not be considered a replacement for our normal production source and install packages.

Security Fixes

  • None

Updated Modules/Providers

The following modules and providers have been updated in the 5.4.1 packages.
Please see the specific project pages for notes on what bugs or enhancements
were corrected with each release.


  • Blog Module 04.00.00
  • Form and List 05.01.03


  • None

Reviews for this release

Upgrading my sites tonight! So far so good!
by christoc on May 17, 2010 at 5:41 AM
In the Upgrade-Package is the newest Telerik Web.UI.dll file missing! Just copy it from the full Installation-Package. Not really fun here.
by boe on May 17, 2010 at 1:04 AM
Spent the night upgrading my server from 5.2.3 to 5.4.1. Painful but made it through. Make sure you have a "/Template/" file under all portals or it will blow up! Also need to change code in /DNN/App_Code/Chat/DnnChatCodeHelper.vb, line 309 to read "Dim ctx As System.Web.HttpContext = System.Web.HttpContext.Current". Much research to find those solutions. Working great now!
by jtisdale on May 14, 2010 at 10:26 AM
Worked with no issues for host and portals going from DNN 5.4.0 to DNN 5.4.1, using english only.
by backtrak on May 12, 2010 at 9:45 PM
Well, i´ve just deleted my last post here so i can fix some details... is true, since december last year current instalations of dnn had many problems... so i´ve deleted my current one and installed again a fresh site... SUPERB! FLAWLESS! Guys, if you have problems installing try visiting the website of MITCHEL SELLERS, there you´ll find a great tutorial how to do a clean manual install...
by macster on May 8, 2010 at 12:09 AM
Upgrade from 5.4.0 to 5.4.1 with no issues!
by oldgate on May 6, 2010 at 3:10 AM
Flawless install.
by nfreeze on May 5, 2010 at 10:07 PM
SQL Error on Upgrading from 5.3.1 to 5.4.1. Portal uses German and English Language: System.Data.SqlClient.SqlException: The ALTER TABLE statement conflicted with the FOREIGN KEY constraint "FK_PortalLocalization_Portals". The conflict occurred in database "MyDnnDB", table "dbo.Portals", column 'PortalID'.
by rauchi on May 5, 2010 at 5:10 PM
Nightmare! Upgrade from 5.2.3 with multiple language packs failed. Cost me an afternoon. What is going on with you guys! This has never happened before. Cost me the afternoon...
by agoldthorpe on May 5, 2010 at 7:21 AM
Upgrading from 5.2.2 to 5.4.1 did NOT work, it cost me a day restoring the database and the DNN portals back to 5.2.2. Error messages pointed to "D:\InetPub\\App_Code\XML\Handlers\download.vb" file, indicating that some code is no longer supported. Very POORLY MANAGED release!
by Nafigator on May 5, 2010 at 2:11 AM
Excellent. Working.
by luizpires on May 4, 2010 at 10:44 PM
Upgraded my Parent and Child Portals. Upgrade went very smooth (no more missing Child Portals :). But there is an issue with the admin-account. If I am logged in on a Child Portal with an administor account, clicking on some links (e.g admin link) in the Control Panel are logging me out en redirecting me to the Parent Portal. This is only the case if I am logged in as administrator, not as host.
by acandael on May 4, 2010 at 8:44 AM
c9groups and nojulian review are down to their own environments or the way they are installing it, and NOT down to DNN.
by nukealexs on Apr 30, 2010 at 3:01 PM
No problem updating from 5.4.0 !
by HolonCom on Apr 29, 2010 at 12:52 PM
Attempted to install. Got the following message 2 - 3 steps into the install wizard : Could not load file or assembly 'Telerik.Web.UI' or one of its dependencies. Strong name signature could not be verified. The assembly may have been tampered with, or it was delay signed but not fully signed with the correct private key. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80131045)
by c9groups on Apr 29, 2010 at 11:52 AM
i also had a problem with (clean) new install of 5.4.1. while creating database
by nojulian on Apr 29, 2010 at 11:18 AM
cathalconnolly, SzymonSi is correct. The problems with 5.4.0 Starter Kit mentioned by SzymonSi is still occuring in 5.4.1
by jason2k on Apr 29, 2010 at 12:48 AM
@SzymonSi , this is the page for 5.4.1, not 5.4.0 . I recommend you try 5.4.1 - and if you have issues ask the question at or raise an issue at
by cathalconnolly on Apr 28, 2010 at 7:27 PM
Creating a new Website based on a template file from version 5.4.0 DotNetNuke.vstemplate generates many files error: The file xxxxx could not be found within the project templates. Continuing to run, but the resulting project may not build properly.
by SzymonSi on Apr 28, 2010 at 6:28 PM
Always good to see a stabilisation release.
by EPT on Apr 28, 2010 at 4:23 PM