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I'm working on a webpart that extends CoreResultsWebPart. I have create new solution and added new WebPart project into it.

I got most of it working apart from XSL.

I want to use this.XslLink however, I'm not sure how to deploy my XSL file with my webpart (while keeping it as sandbox solution).

Do I need to create another feature (farm) just so I can deploy XSL file?

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you can upload your xsl file to one of your document library. – bagus ilman Aug 1 '12 at 7:07
this is exactly what I dont want to do. I want everything to be deployable as a solution rather than having to upload stuff in other places. – Luke Aug 1 '12 at 20:07
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You can provision the XSL file using a Module element and then reference that xsl file using a site relative url, like this:

<Module Url="Stylesheets">
    <File Path="MyModule\file.xsl" Url="file.xsl"/>


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Thank Wictor. I would have to deploy this solution as farm solution then. How do you deploy a file to Style Library/XSL Style Sheets, rather than file system. – Luke Aug 1 '12 at 21:19
This exact code can be used in the sandbox – Wictor Wilen MCA MCM MVP Aug 1 '12 at 21:32
It comes up with is not compatible with Sandboxes solution error. – Luke Aug 1 '12 at 21:48
@Wiktor Thanks. Instead of modifing elements file. I have added new project of type of Module which then deployed files fine. – Luke Aug 2 '12 at 2:44
Awesome Luke! That's a better approach! – Wictor Wilen MCA MCM MVP Aug 2 '12 at 9:40

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