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We are trying to automate the solution deployment to a test environment. We are using vsewss 1.3.

To do this we are trying to run the following command from the visual studio command prompt:

devenv xxx.sln /deploy Release /package 

When we do this we get the following error:

specified method is not supported 

And a message that the deployment has been skipped.

Anyone have an idea what the problem could be, or how to fix it.


I have tried a few things:

  • Gave "Everyone" group modify access to the area where the solution files are
  • Checked out solution and projects files so they are not readonly
  • Closed VS to avoid read/write locks
  • Have managed to get a more detailed error message:

    System.NotImplementedException: The method or operation is not implemented. at EnvDTE.Project.get_CodeModel() at Microsoft.SharePoint.Tools.Reflection.TypeFinder.GetTypesAsCodeElement(Project project, CodeElement parent, String targetTypeFullName) at Microsoft.SharePoint.Tools.Reflection.TypeFinder.Find(Project project, String targetTypeFullName) at Microsoft.SharePoint.Tools.SharePointSolutions.SourceFeatureElementDirector.FindClasses(Project project) at Microsoft.SharePoint.Tools.SharePointSolutions.SourceFeatureElementDirector.GetClassMap(Project project) at Microsoft.SharePoint.Tools.SharePointSolutions.SourceFeatureElementDirector.Constract() at Microsoft.SharePoint.Tools.SharePointSolutions.SourceFeatureDirector.GetFeatureElement(ICollection`1 directors) at Microsoft.SharePoint.Tools.SharePointSolutions.SourceFeatureDirector.Constract() at Microsoft.SharePoint.Tools.SharePointSolutions.SourceSolutionDirector.ConstractElements() at Microsoft.SharePoint.Tools.SharePointSolutions.SourceSolutionDirector.Constract() at Microsoft.SharePoint.Tools.SharePointSolutions.SolutionCreator.CreateCore(ISPProject project, IDirectorCreator creator) at Microsoft.SharePoint.Tools.SharePointSolutions.SolutionCreator.Create(ISPProject project) at Microsoft.SharePoint.Tools.Forms.SPToolWindow.CreateSolutions()

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Maybe you should post a link to some reference where it states that the command you are trying to run is supposed to work. – Jaap Vossers Dec 17 '09 at 17:09
This is something that comes with VseWss 1.3 isn't it? – Jaap Vossers Dec 17 '09 at 17:19
@Japp, you are right we are using VseWss 1.3, I have updated the question – Shiraz Bhaiji Dec 18 '09 at 6:50
Interesting, the more detaild message you posted as part of your most recent edit is the same as in… – Jaap Vossers Jan 4 '10 at 19:01
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We have found that we do not get this problem when we create a new project.

These projects were originally created with an earlier version of VseWss. There appears to be something in the project files that ties it to a specific version of VseWss.

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Do you have User Access Control (UAC) turned on?

Try turning it off.

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This answer seems a bit unrelated to the question. – Jaap Vossers Dec 17 '09 at 17:12
@Chris, Thanks, I also found this article. Do you know what UAC they are refering to? I could not find where they meant that UAC should be changed. – Shiraz Bhaiji Jan 4 '10 at 13:49

Does the path to your .sln file have any spaces in it by any chance? If so, ensure you have it wrapped in quotes like

"c:\my folder with paces\solution.wsp"

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@Jaap, Thanks for your answer. Unfortunatly it did not help. I did not have any spaces, but I did try giving the full path that I was not doing previously. – Shiraz Bhaiji Jan 4 '10 at 13:51

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