A feature-activation is a process which makes a feature active programatically, using power shell or through a web interface. A feature needs to be active in order to be used.

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Activating a WebApplication scoped feature on a single web app touches all web app web.configs

I have a WebApplication scoped feature, and I have set ActivateOnDefault to false, to prevent the feature from being activated on every web application when installed. The feature is a simple ...
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error creating blog subsite in code

Im creating a blog subsite in the featureactivated event but it errors out everytime i activate the feature. looking at the logs i can see there is an access denied entry however the blog subsite is ...
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Does the SPField.OnAdded() method get called from a CAML deployment?

If I create a custom list definition and instance in CAML, as part of a feature, and I have included a custom field as part of that list, will that field's OnAdded() method get called when the feature ...
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How can I activate a wsp solution uploaded to solution gallery via code in SharePoint 2013

I'm creating a site definition which provisions a subsite based to a webtemplate(wsp) file. This webtemplate file is packed in a feature containing a module.When the feature is activated the wsp file ...
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Error activating ShrePoint Server Publishing Infrastructure feature

I have installed SharePoint Server 2010 Enterprise Edition in Windows Azure. After successful installation and configuration,I created a web application. When I tried to activate SharePoint Server ...
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Getting SPWeb in feature receiver

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 ...
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SPListCollection.EnsureSitePagesLibrary() throwing SPException (specified title already exists in this Web site)

I am attempting to call SPListCollection.EnsureSitePagesLibrary() upon FeatureActivated. The method is throwing the following exception: Microsoft.SharePoint.SPException: A list, survey, ...
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Add script reference to all pages in a site collection when a feature is activated

I'd like to have a feature which adds a script reference to all pages in a site collection when activated. This seems like a scenario where I should just modify the master page, but for it to affect ...
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Feature Activated Event not triggered when creating a new sub site with web template

When I create a new site I have a Web Scoped FeatureActivated event that I would like to run. The feature does get Activated but the FeatureActivated event is not triggered. The site is created with ...
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Can't find WebApplication scoped feature

I've deployed a wsp that has 2 features. The one scoped at a web level is listed where I'd expect to see it and activates without a problem. The feature scoped at a web application can't be found ...
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Set Record Declaration Settings programmatically

I created a feature receiver whereby on activation will activate and set certain features and its properties. One of that feature is InPlaceRecords. Below is my code in the FeatureActivated method:- ...
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Getting SPWeb Object in two ways

I want to access SPWeb object in feature under its FeatureActivated method. There are two ways to do this: Public Override void FeatureActivated(SPFeatureReceiverProperties properties) { //Method 1 ...
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Error occurred in deployment step 'Activate Features': Feature with Id 'xxxxx-xxx' is not installed in this farm, and cannot be added to this scope

while installing a feature, VS ouput the error: Error occurred in deployment step 'Activate Features': Feature with Id 'xxxxxxx-xxxx' is not installed in this farm, and cannot be added to this scope. ...
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Convert site to a publishing site

I need to activate publishing features on certain sites without losing their site content (lists and libraries). The publishing feature is activated in site collection. When I try to activate the ...
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Why do i have to activate my web features before i can create a website

I have created a web template using visual studio 2010, it has two features. Feature1 - Contains WebTemplate element (scoped site) Feature2 - Contains List Definitions (scoped web) I package, upload ...
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Disable auto activate feature

I have a really strange behaviour, I'm working with SharePoint 2007 and I have a feature web application scoped, and i don't want it automatically being activated on deploying the solution, but it ...
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Unable to get list “Calendar” list in feature while creating site

I want to create custom calendar list programatically. SPListTemplate template = web.ListTemplates["Calendar"]; var newListID = web.Lists.Add(fromTitle, description, template); But i cannot do ...
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How to programmatically get Feature ID?

In order to programmatically activate a feature, you need its Feature ID (some type of GUID) that is set in the .feature file. Is there a pretty way of retrieving this value programmatically, so that ...
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Error occurred in deployment step 'Activate Features': Invalid field name

SharePoint Error message Error occurred in deployment step 'Activate Features': Invalid field name.{guid}
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Associate my custom feature to default publishing site template with FeatureSiteTemplateAssociation

I want to have an event receiver on site collection creation, but it is not available. So as an alternative way i think of writing a custom feature, and associating it with the default publishing site ...
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Automatically Activate Feature when subsite created

I have created a web template with 2 features, one is scoped site (to create web template) and the other is scoped web (this is for creating a list instance) Every time i deploy the solution and ...
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How do i create a feature in web template?

I have created a web template in visual studio, it includes the standard element file and onet file, it also has a feature which is scoped to site level. All this works fine, i can deploy it and can ...
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Failed to load receiver assembly when activate feature

I have a problem when activating a Site scoped feature. Every time I try to activate the solution with STSADM or Powershell I get this error: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server ...
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rootWeb.AllProperties[“__InheritsCustomMasterUrl”] = “True”; not working

I am developing a branding project, in this project i have custom master page, i can successfully deploy it and automatically apply to the root web. But i want all the subsites inherit the master page ...
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How to activate feature in a custom site

I have created a publishing web template. Now I need to activate a feature once the site is provisioned. In order to achieve this, I've created an event receiver with something like this: public ...
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Error while activating custom feature

I have a wsp package installed as farm solution. package has event reciever on activating feature. When I go to Site Collection Features and activate this feature i get an error Error File ...
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Failed with 0x80004005 to create the view query or web parts for web

Feature 1 creates Site Columns Feature 2 creates Content Type and adds the site columns created by feature1 Feature 3 creates a List definition for mylist I have two Web tempaltes. I have added ...
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waiting for a feature to be activated when the SPWeb is created completly

I have created a web scoped feature. In FeatureActivated method I try to GetLimitedWebPartManager from default.aspx file. But the web has not been created yet and default.aspx does not exists.
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Access exceptions when trying to add a content type to list

In the following method, 'list' is simply an SPList ("Documents"). I'm attempting to add ContentTypes to the list and then update it. This code is found in the FeatureActivated event of an event ...
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Web-scoped Feature falsely activated during Visual Studio deployment

In Visual Studio I have a solution containing two features with their Scope set to "Web". These two features work as expected but the only thing that is going "wrong" is that they are activated when I ...
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Sandboxed Solution to create a Document Library and enabling manual declartion as record

I need to create a SharePoint Feature, when activated needs to create a Document Library and then enable the manual declaration as record. Following is the code which is working fine in a Console ...
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“Thread abort exception” in event receiver after adding a solution?

I am developing an event receiver for the web provisioned event. It does quite a few things, culminating to add and deploying a solution and activating a feature from it. When I do the following: ...
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Hide a feature in Site Collection Administration => Features area

I have a feature with webparts that needs to be activated using powershell. I need a way to either hide the feature on the Site Collection Administration => Features (under Site Settings) or to ...
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FeatureActivated is not firing after activating feature in code-behind

I've a strange problem with activating a feature from C#: I have a list with a event receiver attached, which creates a new sub-site every time a new listitem has been added: var newWeb = ...
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What is the Correct Way to Deploy Solutions in Foundation 2010 Via C# API

I am on a team developing a "portal" for SharePoint Foundation 2010. I am responsible for making the installer which sets up a new instance of SharePoint. It handles more than just the installation ...
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How would a Web Application feature knows on activation that which web app its supposed to run on

Scenario can be read on My other Question Further to that question, why would a web application has timer job definition that it hasn't been deployed to. this is the code I am using for feature ...
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workflow inactive - after deployment?

my workflow is deployed through the following script in SharePoint 2010: # Set CurrentDirectory $callingDir = Split-Path -Parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Path [Environment]::CurrentDirectory = ...
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Problem activating feature on child webs

I have a feature that is manually activated. In a feature receiver I also activate the feature on any child SPWebs in existence. I would like some code to run only on the SPWeb where the feature is ...
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Feature Activation with Powershell

I am looking for a good example of powershell script for SP2010 with which I could activate my features with prior check if feature has been deployed (some are "web" and some are "site" scoped. Could ...
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How to activate infopath services for sharepoint site

I want to work with infopath services available in sharepoint 2010 environment. My machine has inforpath designer and filler 2010. When I went to site collection features --> Sharepoint server ...
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Sandbox solutions - Prevent auto activation of site collection features

Question: Does anyone know a way to activate a sandbox solution in SharePoint Online without having the site collection features automatically activated? Background info: I have done a bit of ...
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Custom delegate is applied even if the feature is deactivated

I have a question regarding a feature. Situation: I have a feature that is farm scoped, with this feature I deploy a delegate control (xml file), this file refers to cs code. So I've added that file ...
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How do I configure styles and layout of a Summary Link Web Part using code?

I have successfully added a Summary Link Web Part as a feature and want to configure the styles and layout of it, including: The default style for new links The group header style The number of ...
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How to catch the feature activate time

I am trying to write one program such that, when ever a feature is activated then it should display the activated time in the sharepoint list. for that i written following code. public class ...
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“Service too busy” exception occurrs when trying to programmatically activate a sandbox feature with an attached feature receiver

The title says it all... I am trying to programmatically activate some sandbox features (from within a feature reciver that is also part of the sandbox solution). And whilst the features without ...
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Site Scope Feature dependent on a Web Scope Feature

On the root web for my site collection I need to make sure a web scope feature is turned on. In the feature EventReceiver I can turn on the feature progamtically. How can I stop the user turning the ...
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how to remove a published content type from subscribed site collections

I have a small Visual Studio 2010 project with one farm level feature that I deploy to a site collection which is configured as my content type hub. The FeatureActivated event adds a site column and ...
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Feature not activated by default

I have a SP2010 wsp that contains multiple features all are scoped "web" all was working fine. But suddenly one of the feature stopped activating by default on deployment though all other features are ...
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When Re-activating Feature, All Content Shows Up Twice

Let me preface this by saying that I am brand new to Sharepoint, so the answer to this question may be obvious. I have a blog feature on one of my Sharepoint sites that I need to make changes to. ...
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Problem Setting Item Level Permissions Dynamically

I am working with SharePoint 2010 feature receivers. On feature activation I am creating multiple web part pages in library "Site Pages". I want to set individual permissions for each page, but I want ...