Will "the Mighty" Strohl

Lightbox Gallery Module Version 01.02.01 Released

The great thing about an open source project that becomes popular is that many people use it, and if you’re lucky, they let you know about it.  The bad thing about an open source project becoming popular is that people use it, and as a result, you need to fix it when things go wrong.  With the default model of open source being that the product and support are typically both free, this can sometimes be troublesome.  Luckily, this is not the case for this release!

For those of you that haven’t heard of this module, the Ligthbox Gallery module is an open source (free) module for DotNetNuke® that allows you to quickly and easily provide that popular lightbox effect for images on your website.

Lightbox Gallery Module

What’s New?

Two people very quickly reported a JavaScript error happening with Internet Explorer 8 when they tried to select a folder to point their gallery to.  IE is the only web browser that reported it and got in the way.  Basically, the folder list that would normally automatically match to the letters you typed was not showing.  This effectively rendered the Add Album function useless.  Existing albums would function just fine though.

Lightbox Gallery Module: Autocomplete

As you can see from the screen shot above, it works just fine now, and I even have it running on this site.  However, the fix is only a patch.  The real problem behind the error is with the plugin provider.  The jQuery plugin I am using actually does not capture an error that only occurs in Internet Explorer.  I have reported the error to the plugin provider, and patched the module in the meantime, while I wait for the next release. 

I very carefully selected the word “patch” in the last paragraph.  That is because my fix that I put into the plugin and sent to the project owner is definitely not the final fix that should ship with the next release.  :)

There were other very minor updates to the module, but this is the only one that is really worth mentioning.


Following the last release, I wrote up some quick and dirty documentation for your convenience.  I hope it helps.

Review and Rate this Module

I write and maintain this module for free.  The only thing that I ask in return is that you take a moment to rate and review the module on CodePlex.  I would greatly appreciate it – even if you don’t like it.  However, if you don’t like it, I would love for you to leave a comment here and let me know why.

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