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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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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Couldn't activate my feature because my ClientTag had reached 32767

While deploying my solution in visual studio in my development environment I came across a very strange issue. While uploading some master pages defined in my an Elements.xml file, the deployment ...
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Error occurred in deployment step 'Add Solution': Specified argument was out of the range of valid values

I've been working o a Timerjob project. All of a sudden, when I try to deploy the solution from VS, I got this error: Error 1 Error occurred in deployment step 'Add Solution': Specified ...
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Edit person.aspx?

We have more than 1000 user profiles that need a customized person.aspx. We need to make quite big changes to person.aspx. What is best practice here ? Do we edit person.aspx via SharePoint designer ...
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Problem to modify web.config in runtime

I'm trying to modify the web.config file when the feature is activated with the code below: public override void FeatureActivated(SPFeatureReceiverProperties properties) { SPWebApplication webApp ...
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Cannot activate SharePoint Publishing Feature

despite placing the following code in my onet.xml, the publishing feature is not activated. <Feature ID="A392DA98-270B-4e85-9769-04C0FDE267AA"> <!-- PublishingPrerequisites --> ...
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Deployment Issue with Custom FIeld Types

SHORT DESCRIPTION Custom Field Types are not being correctly deployed/activated on all but one Virtual Machine. I have several VMs with identical SharePoint environments. I have a Visual Studio ...
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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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Activate Site Feature - SharePoint Server Publishing - is this possible to do this automatically in O365?

Is it possible to Activate Site Feature - SharePoint Server Publishing in the O365 environment using workflow, a web service or a combination of workflow/web service or any other way? We have a ...
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Feature not activating, til 2nd attempt, no error

I have a custom feature that, when activated, alters a document library (adds content types, sets up views, attaches a workflow). For some reason, the first time I activate the feature nothing seems ...
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Object Reference Error when trying to check for activated features using windows forms app

var feature = spSite.Features.SingleOrDefault(sf => sf.Definition.DisplayName.ToLower().Equals(strFeatureName));//Error block if (feature != null)//if feature is activated { ...
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How Can I Output Enterprise Features List To CSV?

I am trying to output to a CSV file the list of activate enterprise features in our sites with DisplayName, GUID and Scope as the content that is written to the CSV file. I have the following ...
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Feature error when deploying a master page with visual studio 2013

I am new in working with VS13 to edit master pages, when I try to deploy it gives an error: Error 30 Error occurred in deployment step 'Activate Features': Feature with Id ...
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Unable to see timer job

I have created a custom timer job, which contains a feature. I have successfully activated the feature on my web application, but it does not show up under the job definitions. Feature.xml is as ...
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Unable to activate Feature in sharepoint 2010

I created a timer job which will send a mail to all the user.It was working fine in dev server.So ,I change the "SITE URL" in SOLUTION properties to prod server url(http://*_prod) and added solution ...
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Creating sub site in feature receiver does not work always in sandbox solution

I have created a sandbox solution in which there is one feature for creating two sub-sites. In the event receiver of that feature I have created two sites programmatically. The code is as per ...
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Styling a 2010 publishing site using a feature - Not enough information to determine a list for module

I've got a site collection which currently only has one web site (the root web). The styling comes in a Site level feature with a few modules to deploy the master page, the CSS, and other resources, ...
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Hide all site templates except custom and also show templates which are added after feature activation

We want to remove all site templates except custom templates under Create > 'Sites and Workspaces'. and we only want to allow custom templates... Custom template can grow over the time by saving site ...
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Site is Provisioned but Content Type List is still empty

I have this feature that I am trying to run in order to configure a site, this feature among other things creates pages based on content types, etc. The problem I am facing is that everytime i am ...
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Site Feature Activation

I have a sharepoint list that creates a subsite once approved. I need to activate a feature via the workflow rest call. I have built the following dictionaries Headers: Accept: ...
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How to update spjob

I've a solution sharepoint 2010 for a job that i want to update. So i did in powershell an update-spsolution and restart sharepoint timer job For testing, i changed the start hour in event of my job. ...
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Error occurred in deployment step 'Activate Feature': Could not load file or assembly

I have an itemAdding event that I am trying to add to a custom content type (inherits from Document). During activation I get the following error: Error occurred in deployment step 'Activate ...
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(Sharepoint 2010) How do I activate Approval, Collect Feedback, and Collect Signatures workflows for a site collection?

All workflows are active except for these 3. Everything I've read says to go to Site Collection Features and activate Workflows. I've done this, but these three workflows are still inactive. Is ...
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Call FeatureInstalled method on feature activation and after FeatureActivated

I like to call FeatureInstalled method of feature after the FeatureActivated method. How can I call FeatureActivated method from FeatureInstalled? I have a module in feature and it will adding the ...
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Try to activate a web site feature. Error: Failed to create feature receiver object from assembly

I am using sharepoint 2007. I have created some custom solution in visual studio 2008. In this solution there is an event receiver "FeatureActivated". I have deployed this wsp to my sharepoint ...
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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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Using templates from a site under 'My Site'?

One of our customers has created a My Site area (with default settings), and then created a new site 'TestSite' in their content area. When they try to create a new site in another My Site area (on ...
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Feature activation powershell commands for SP 2010 to 2013 migration

I heard there is a new Feature activation Powershell command which is used for migration of customization from SP 2010 to 2013. Has any one used these command in real-time? Can we depend on this ...
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Reprecussions of deactivating or force activating SharePoint Server Publishing Infrastructure feature

I am receiving an error when I try to activate the SharePoint Server Publishing feature on a sub-site: Content type '0x010100C568DB52D9D0A14D9B2FDCC96666E9F2007948130EC3DB064584E219954237AF39' ...
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SharePoint PickerTreeView throwing null exception

When clicking the browse button for selection of document library or site null exception error occurs. This is the url of the popup that opens: ...
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V.S. 2013: Problems with Feature

I have a problem with the features. When i double-click the Feature1, I get an error : Sequence contains no matching data. I tried deleting the directory ...
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Error occurred in deployment step 'Activate Features': Object reference not set to an instance of an object

I have added following code under feature activation method: The scope of feature is: Site public override void FeatureActivated(SPFeatureReceiverProperties properties) { try ...
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Activate features by code when site created -Onet.xml

I created a new sub site from custom site template. I deployed my custom web template to this site collection. I create a new site and select my custom web template. But I dont understand, why I need ...
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FeatureActivated event not firing Visual Web Part

I have a Sharepoint 2013 visual web part(farm) and I want it to be added programmatically to a created page. I found some code snipplets online that let me do that, and I found out I have to put them ...
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Feature Stapler not working

I have created some branding for the SharePoint 2013 MySites with a feature stapler so that it can also add the branding to the Blog, Apps and Tasks but it's not working. The branding applies to the ...
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Change Home Page on activating feature

I'm developing a SharePoint 2013 application (SharePoint-Hosted). I have a lot of Lists that an "Administrator" user can modify. I would modify Site Home Page on activating feature, with links of ...
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Web Application level feature is reactivated during re installation of solution

I have Web Application level feature and its getting reactivated during deployment. Below are my feature properties, Activate On Defult: True Always Force Install: False whatever the value I have ...
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Deactivate site feature on a site collection change multiple site collections

On our SharePoint 2013 on-premise farm, we have several site collections built based on same backup. They have exactly the same feature, structure and configuration but with different names. Our ...
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Strange ListItemCollection behavior

I made a feature with an ItemAdded eventreceiver. The feature creates two lists and adds a list item to one of the lists. After I activated the feature I looked at the lists and the one list that ...
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Reporting Server Integration Feature will not be activated

I have very odd problem with Reporting Server Integration Feature. I have developed SharePoint Web Template. I have used Windows Server 2008R2 for developing and I have tested that my solution works ...
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Webpart changes not getting reflected

I have implemented code changes in already existing web part and deployed it to the site. It works fine if I add it into a new page. Site pages that already have this web-part do not reflect any ...
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Getting wrong PageLayouts from site with variations

I have a site in 2013 with two variations: de-de and en-us. On feature activation, I try to get list of Available Page Layouts using following code: using (SPSite site = new SPSite(siteUrl)) ...
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Creating a feature however manifest does not contain GUID ID

Currently I am creating four custom features within a visual studio sharepoint 2010 project. Within the manifest there is no ID generated once the feature has been created for two of the features. All ...
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debug feature activation

I have a visual studio project with Sharepoint Site structure. I didn't write any Event Receivers that will add my items (SP List Definitions, List Instances, ...) to the site. That means I use ERs ...
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Features in Sharepoint 2010

I created an empty Project and used the default Feature1 thats created with the project to then create the following: public override void FeatureActivated(SPFeatureReceiverProperties properties) ...
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List View Webpart is not getting added while activating feature using powershell

I created a feature and on activation of it I am trying to add list view webpart. Using powershell command activating feature and it gets activated but List View Web part it is not getting added on to ...
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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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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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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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Deploy solution using powershell

I have a solution with 4 projects to automatically some processes in Sharepoint.these projects are: WebPartProject: Create a custom webpart CreateTemplate: Create 2 documents libraries (with ...