Defines methods that are called when a Feature is installed, uninstalled, activated, deactivated, or upgraded.

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How to activate publishing features (spweb en spsite) in an feature event receiver?

I have created some featureX which is creating some custom contenttype. This contenttype is inherited from the OOTB "ArticlePage". This OOTB contenttype is comming from the publishing features. I ...
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SPServiceContext is null exception when I try to create result source in farm feature receiver

I created an feature farm scoped. In the eventreceiver of this feature I would like to create a new custom "result source". When I try to deploy I got an exception in VS: Value cannot be null. ...
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Collection<> error in feature deactivation

Following code shows the code when the feature gets deactivated: using System; using System.Collections.Generic; using System.Runtime.InteropServices; using Microsoft.SharePoint; using ...
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Conceptual - How does a custom feature maps to the web application / site?

When we deploy a custom code such as a List Definition with custom forms, we are attaching it into the feature so that upon activation, the list and forms are created. Going behind the scenes, the ...
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Event reciever wont add users to visitors group on teamsite

my code wont add nt authority users to group visitors in min team site why? public override void FeatureActivated(SPFeatureReceiverProperties properties) { string usersAll = "NT ...
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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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Best practice for updating site column in Sandboxed Solution

I have a production solution with site columns, content types and lists deployed with declarative xml in features. What do you think would be a best practice for updating site columns in production ...
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Cannot find right configuration for ReceiverAssembly

I have a custom SPFeatureReceiver, which is supposed to run upon the activation of the feature. The Feature.template.xml has been modified to this: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?> ...
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Ghost SharePoint solutions must die

We are developing a custom claims provider. In order to aid in debugging I write to a log file. I have little experience with SharePoint but I found and follow several different guides. ...
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Error occurred in deployment step 'Activate Features':

I am trying to deploy a Sharepoint solution on my local machine.But it is giving me the following error Error occurred in deployment step 'Activate Features': Failed to load receiver assembly ...
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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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Feature Activation User

Which user context is used in feature activation receiver? Is it current user (when activating from WebUI)? I have to call a service in feature activation receiver and I have to know which user ...
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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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Programatically identifing feature for activation

I have a requirement where a custom action is only added to the root site of the site collection. So planning to add two features one Site scoped and the other Web scoped. In the event receiver of a ...
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Accessing termstore in Feature Receiver throws UnauthorizedAccessException

Im trying to run the code below but I get a UnauthorizedAccessException at the last line(using SP 2013) TaxonomySession newTaxonomySession = new TaxonomySession(site); var termStore = ...
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How to add color to calender in programatically using event receiver?

When ever an item is added into the calender using event receiver 2012. It need to check category column values based on selecting category color should change in sharepoint2013. Example:-If ...
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Feature Event Receiver not picking up latest code until second activation

I have a Feature with an event receiver (written in c#), which for the sake of brevity creates a list which is a data store for a form on a custom web part. I have ps1 scripts which retract and deploy ...
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When uploaded file from an external program, ItemAdded is not fired

I have an event receiver which works/triggered when I manually add document by click 'Add document', but the same in not working/triggered when an external application is uploading the document. For ...
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is It safe to use feature activated method to create new site column which is used then by content type

We have a content type vs project. The content type is adding a field ref. This field ref is a new site column created using same project but as an empty element. This works. I am wondering whether ...
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Error occurred in deployment step 'Activate Features': Object reference not set to an instance of an object: feature receiver error

I cretaed a Visual web part in SP 2013. It needs a SharePoint list. So wrote below code in web part feature receiver. When I deploy the solution I get error says Error occurred in deployment step ...
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Object reference not set to an instance of an object on feature deployment- Can't deploy even

I am writing code for feature activated code. But when I try to deploy my solution through VS 2010 it says deploy failed Error on feature activation : object reference not set to an instance of an ...
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Feature removal without deactivation

My project had a feature, and on activation of this feature, I was binding an event receiver to a list; on deactivation, the event receiver was removed. It so happened that this feature was activated ...
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Feature activation terminated if code is running too long (SP 2010)

Is it possible that feature activation will fail or will end unexpectedly (without any exceptions in ULS) when it takes too long for code to finish the job? We have a feature which during activation ...
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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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Activating web feature from event receiver doesn't do anything

I have the following code that should run to automatically disable the Minimal Download Strategy feature when a new site is being provisioned. Unfortunately nothing happens. No errors are captured in ...
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Programmatically setting HtmlDesignAssociated value

I'm deploying a composed look from the server (including the .spcolor, .spfont, master.html and master.preview files), but I cannot get the field Associated File to select. I've tried setting it in ...
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Feature stapling always returns item does not exist: it may have been deleted by another user

I'm attempting to create a feature stapled solution that pushes out custom branding to every new site collection created. The following code is in my event receiver: public override void ...
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Unable to Delete Custom Master Page Programmatically During Feature Deactivation 2013

I currently have a custom master page that is being deployed at the Site scope. Once deployed and the feature is activated it makes the master page available for use. I am able to activate the ...
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Difference between enabling feature from PowerShell and activating it via site collection features page?

I am trying to create a SharePoint list based on a list template via a feature. The code for creating the list is in the FeatureActivated event handler of the feature's EventReceiver.cs file. The list ...
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How to retract unretractable solution

Looks like I made a pretty big mistake when doing some testing with a sample sharepoint project. Ironically, I was trying to spike up a unit testable solution, without writing many of the tests first. ...
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Add Publishing Pages to specfic subsites programmatically in FeatureReceiver

Currently, I have created subsites programmatically in FeatureReceiver method and have a way to create publishing pages, but they are being created on the root site. Is there a way to target a ...
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How to get SPFeatureDefinition for Generic List in sandboxed solution

When creating custom list programatically from schema Add method needs SPFeatureDefinition object of the base list used. SPListCollection.Add method (String, String, String, String, Int32, ...
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Site provision cycle

I have some site definitions in which I have added multiple lists into the <Lists> tag and then I've added a stapling feature which will trigger a series of web-scoped features when sites are ...
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Deleting lists upon feature deactivation

I have a FeatureReceiver class for a feature that deploy a couple of list instances. In the FeatureDeactivating event I want to remove those instances as well as other artifacts which get deployed ...
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updating CustomMasterUrl of rootweb and subweb

I've created a web template and as part of the provisioning process I set the SPWeb.CustomMasterUrl. I do this in code. When I create a site collection using this template it works fine but if I try ...
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FeatureActivated() not binding two SPEventReceiverDefinitions

I have a feature which I have placed in the onet.xml in to make it active whenever the site collection is created. The feature contains two event receiver definitions for permission groups. One is for ...
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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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Deleted Feature Receiver is Still Running

Here is a complicated one I have been banging my head against for months. I have a SharePoint 2010 site feature with a custom navigation provider. I have created a feature receiver that will add the ...
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Developing a custom NewForm

I have created a custom layout in _layours/PhoneBook/createform.aspx and then wrote the following code to run upon activation: private void newAddFormForMembers(SPWeb web) { SPList ...
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Documents list not exsists when activating feature

I have created a custom web template based on Team Site and added a spweb scoped feature to add a list view web part to it. It throws an exception when it comes to web.Lists["Documents"] and says ...
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Feature Receiver fires before Layouts content is copied

I have a package with some Application Pages (in Layouts Folder) and a Feature which contains some WebParts. I tought the Layouts contents are copied first to SharePoint, then the WebParts from the ...
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Failed to load receiver assembly, missing service recycle?

I'm activating a feature using PowerShell and every "once in a while" it fails with the error "Failed to load receiver assembly". It seems to be complaining because some service or application is ...
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Execute SPFeatureReceiver only on site creation

We have recently upgraded from SharePoint 2007 to 2010 and we aren't yet ready to train users on the new interface, so I've created a SPFeatureReceiver that will set the site template back to the 2007 ...
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Add web service to sharepoint as feature item

I have a web service and a custom logging service class. The logging class has a feature that update or remove itself according to the feature events (Activated=SPService.Update, ...
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Add an <assembly> to web.config with SPWebConfigModification

I am trying to add an assembly to configuration/system.web/compilation/assemblies - but with the following code it I get Expression must evaluate to a node-set. private SPWebConfigModification ...
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How to test if page layout is in use

I have created a module with a few files that I update & delete via spfeature. Thing is if a page layout is in use I cannot delete it and it throws an error, even when inside a try{ }catch{} . How ...
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Changing the SharePoint Home Page doesn't work until I click on site Title

I am installing a sub-site in Sharepoint 2010 using PowerShell. For all the sub-sites, we have configured sharepoint to launch a particular sub-site's default.aspx page as landing page after log-in. ...
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Remove a list from all site collections when a feature is uninstalled

I have a site scoped Feature which specifies a list as such: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <Elements xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/sharepoint/"> ...
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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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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 ...