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

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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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The right place to add / remove timer jobs [duplicate]

Still fairly new to SP. Have a question about adding timer jobs via features. A couple of weeks ago when I was even newer to SP, I followed one or two tutorials on the subject. The code in these used ...
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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, String, ...
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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 ...
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Add custom code for solution upgrade

I have a solution for SP2010. Let's call it s.wsp. I had version 1 of s.wsp and now I have version 2 of s.wsp. Versions 1 and 2 share three common features: A, B and C. Version 2 adds a new feature D. ...
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Event Receivers not added when installing wsp

I have a set of event receivers for a SharePoint 2010 content type and Library. Previously, these would install and automatically be activated when I ran a script to install the wsp solution. I dug ...
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Get deployed .aspx page in feature receiver to add WebPart

I have a SharePoint solution which deploys an aspx page in a custom folder in the Layouts folder. I need to get this page in the Feature Event Receiver so I can add to it a WebPart. In the ...
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Problem with save conflict when adding content type to list

I have a feature receiver with the following code: public override void FeatureActivated(SPFeatureReceiverProperties properties) { SPSite site = (SPSite)properties.Feature.Parent; ...
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SPWebConfigModification class not found?

Using Sharepoint 2010, I am trying to use the SPWebConfigModification class to add connection strings the the sharepoint's web.config. My problem is that the class SPWebConfigModification is not ...
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Perform a blob cache flush in a feature event receiver

I have a site collection scoped feature that should provision a css file to the "Style Library" of a site collection. The feature also performs cleanup of the file in the deactivation receiver. I ...
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Unable to create Sub web Programmatically in Feature Receiver

I have write code in Feature Receiver to Create SubSite but while Feature is activating it returns the error http://pc31:2000 contains illegal character ':'. This is My Code where I got Error. ...
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Error adding feature receiver

I have added a feature receiver code file to a web template in visual studio. When i deploy it i get the following error. If i delete the feature receiver it works fine. I have tried cleaning the ...
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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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Sharepoint Feature Creation Approach

I want to create a feature, once the feature is activated by the administrator a number of lists, items and workflows will be created. What would be the best approach to implementing this? The ...
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Get current user in SPFeatureReceiver?

I am working on a web application-scoped feature which creates a site collection. I would like to set the person who activated the feature as site collection owner. To do that, I would have to either: ...
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Error while creating Event Receiver

This is Sample of my Code SPList list = new SPSite(siteURL).OpenWeb().Lists[listName]; SPEventReceiverDefinitionCollection eventReceivers = list.EventReceivers; SPEventReceiverDefinition ...