Custom module source code administration

Topics: Writing modules
Jul 19, 2011 at 4:48 AM

I've developed a few custom modules for my site and plan to develop more.  Currently my module projects are added to my local copy of the Orchard source, and are part of the Orchard solution.  Is it possible to develop custom modules without using the Orchard source?  My codebase is very large as it is and I'd rather not include so much extra code that I don't intend to modify.

Coordinator
Jul 26, 2011 at 1:56 AM

It is possible, yes (see http://orchardproject.net/docs/Creating-a-module-with-a-simple-text-editor.ashx) but it will be a little more cumbersome as you'll need to manually edit the project file. If you have VS, it would be a shame not to use it (and hard disk space is cheap). Also consider that if you ever need to debug into the guts of Orchard, you'll be glad you have the full code.