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

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Error occurred in deployment step 'Activate Features': <nativehr>0x80070002</nativehr><nativestack></nativestack>

I have a feature. On the FeatureActivated event I am creating a list if it is not there. I also have an EventReceiver that in the elements.xml on the Receivers node has the attribute ListUrl. This is ...
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Best method to create custom NewForm / EditForm

I am new to sharepoint development and need to create some custom NewForm/EditForms for a new custom list I am creating. It seems like I have two choices: ...
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How do you “stop” activating a feature within the feature receiver?

I have a feature receiver with some long running code, hence I use SPLongOperation and delegate for better visual appearance. Basically my feature receiver looks like so: public override void ...
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FeatureActivated event receiver giving access denied when trying so set WebApplication property

When a Site event feature is activated I am trying to set some properties on the web application. My feature uses this value. public override void FeatureActivated(SPFeatureReceiverProperties ...
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Can't deploy Admin Approved Form Template using XSNFeatureReceiver in SharePoint 2010

I am trying to deploy an Administrator Approved InfoPath form template to SharePoint 2010 as a feature. I've done this lots of times in 2007 and never had an issue - but this will not play ball. I ...
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How to handle web references becoming stale in a web feature activation

We have a number of web-scoped features all stapled to a site definition, so they are all activated in turn when a web is created from the definition. It seems the feature receivers all share the ...
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Feature Activation Logic (Prevent Activation)

I have three site collection features used to set branding throughout the site collection. I want to prevent the accidental activation of one of the features if one of the three is already activated; ...
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Failed to load reciever assembly

I have issue during deployment. It throws: Failed to load reciever assembly I tried to GAC that assembly, also microsoft.office.sharepoint.clientextensions.dll and Microsoft.Office.Server.dll ...
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Web Template - Receivers Not Firing

I have a custom web template used to provision site collections that activates features with onet.xml and is deployed as a farm solution. I've tried both feature receivers and event receivers (on ...
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Deploy/bind event receivers to lists in single feature

I need to develop and deploy an event receiver (A) to a specific document library <1> and another event receiver (B) to another specific email-enabled document library <2>; both document ...
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The breakpoint will not currently be hit - debuging feature receiver

I need to debug my feature receiver, so I set up few breakpoints, but when I hit F5 in VS2010, they are all missed, and it says that "The breakpoint will not currently be hit. No symbols have been ...
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failed to create receiver object from assembly

I have created two features and I want both use same receiver class so I created a class MyFeatureReceiver (somewhere in project SP/MyRecievers/) which implements SPFeatureReceiver and has an ...
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Why do I get a security validation invalid error updating a field from a feature receiver?

Trying to change the title field of a document library to be required..doesn't want to work. SPList docLib = web.Lists["Process Aids"]; SPField field = docLib.Fields["Title"]; field.Title = "Display ...
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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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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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Programmatically set homepage in Sharepoint Foundation

I need to set the homepage to default.aspx in my FeatureActivated event receiver. I tried rootWeb.RootFolder.WelcomePage = "default.aspx"; rootWeb.RootFolder.Update(); but that doesn't seem to be ...
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Is SPFeatureCollection.Add method asynchronous?

I have a quite complex application that is split into several features. In order to hide this complexity, I set the IsHidden property of the feature to true, then have created a "master" feature. ...
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Error on feature activated property creation

Im trying to create custom properties on feature activated event, but it doenst work, does anyone has any suggestion, what the problem could be? When i do a console application and try there my code ...
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SP2010 Reset all subsites to inherit masterpage using c#

I'm creating a site feature reciever which sets a custom master page on the root web. I would also like the master page set on the root to be inherit to all the subsites. What is the most elegant way ...
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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 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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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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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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SPWebConfigModification class will not update Central Admin application's web.config file

Using SharePoint 2010 I am trying to use the SPWebConfigModification class to make some basic changes to web.config files on applications in the farm, including the Central Administration web.config ...
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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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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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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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Will feature receiver get activate if user has no permissions to a site?

Here's what I need...User does not have access to a site (http://myserver/sites/MySite). When user tries to access they are redirected to ugly AccessDenied.aspx. I was researching and found that ...
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Preventing alerts from being sent when programmatically updating list item

I have a feature receiver which batch updates a particular field / column in my list. Code is provided below. NB: This is very simple list item batch processing code which I got from ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Deploying webparts to default.aspx with a SiteDefinition feature dependency

I tried deploying a Site Definition with a custom default.aspx page. Within the <WebFeatures> node of the Site Definition's Onet.xml I tried to reference a Feature which would get a web part ...
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How to rename a file in the 14 hive - edited-

I need to rename the user.aspx file in the 14 hive layouts directory in a feature event receiver. Is this possible ...if so...how? OK - Bad idea....This is what i want to do: I have a custom ...
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Delete page from the Site Pages library

Wondering if someone has the code to delete a page from the Site Pages library in a Feature Event Receiver on de-activation TIA
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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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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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Visual Studio 2010 Workflows not associating with list

Probably a silly question: I have a vs2010 project with workflows in a site scoped feature. When i deploy through visual studio the workflows are associated with lists. However when i deploy ...
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Backup a file while custom feature activated?

We have a custom application page "custom.aspx" on the Layout folder, would like to rename the original file "custom.aspx" to "custom_bak.aspx" before the updated/modified custom application page ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Powershell Deployment - Enable-SPFeature Error

I get the following problem activating a feature in powershell: Enable-SPFeature : The located assembly's manifest definition does not match the assembly reference. (Exception from HRESULT: ...
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Error thrown on Item updating event in SP 2010 “Save Conflict Your changes conflict with those made concurrently by another user”

I have a custom list and I have written an itemUpdating event on it. The event sends an email to some users with updated data. When I click on save, the changes are not saved, though i get the email ...
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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 ...