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While testing my solution I receive an error on Feature activation:

Detected use of SPRequest for previously closed SPWeb object. Please close SPWeb objects when you are done with all objects obtained from them, but not before.

This is the way I'm getting SPWeb:

public override void FeatureActivated(SPFeatureReceiverProperties properties)
    using (SPWeb web = properties.Feature.Parent as SPWeb)

What am I doing wrong?

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up vote 5 down vote accepted

how about;

warning: your feature needs to be scoped as web for it to work obviously ;)

public override void FeatureActivated(SPFeatureReceiverProperties properties)
  // No need to dispose the web istance, as indicated in the "Do not dispose" guidance
  SPWeb web = (SPWeb) properties.Feature.Parent      



if not then use the spcontext to get the root web


or - for the current web


or - for a specific web url

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SPContext.Current.Site.RootWeb worked for me in a way. Thanks :-) –  Marius Kay Jan 18 '13 at 15:37
+1 for the answer, I only edited a little imprecision. Hope you don't mind (as told you on meta, I prefer to improve a valid answer ^_^). See this link for other info blogs.msdn.com/b/rogerla/archive/2009/11/30/… –  SPArchaeologist Jan 18 '13 at 16:06
lol no probs ;) –  ali Sharepoint Jan 18 '13 at 16:33

You're doing right. Just the scope of the feature must be web. The "Parent" attribute is always the object of the feature scope.

You're also disposing the object with using.

The only problem with SPContext is that you can't activate the feature from PowerShell as there is no http context.

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