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Visual Studio 2010 Site Column template?

I noticed there are a lot of new project and item templates in Visual Studio 2010, but I'm unable to find one for Site Columns. Is there none? What's the suggested way of making a site column in ...
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Sharepoint 2010 and 'My Sites Blog'

I'm working with a customer to try to help them create a new site with a template they have created. I am able to reproduce the error locally, which is: The site template requires that the Feature ...
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Override default.aspx in Sharepoint Foundation by Feature

I want to develop a feature(-event receiver) to override default.aspx. I want to use a webpart-page instead and add some webparts. I don't know how to override it. I know how to build a new ...
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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 .preview file using feature

I have this feature with a nice little master page inserted through a feature, and it works fine. Now I'm looking into theming, created a composable look. To choose this look in the design manager ...
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Change SharePoint Sub-Site's Default Page

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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To deploy page layout with feature at the same time of adding content type, the content type Id issue

First let me describe my situation: Now I'm using object model to add two content types (inheriting Pages content type) using the FeatureActivating methode in the Feature Receiver. in the same ...
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Content deployment error; feature not installed

The business had a wish to copy content from production to acceptation (publishing environment). So I created a content deployment job to do so, and ran it. It failed with the following error: ...
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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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Overwrite a dll in the GAC to avoid installing the whole feature

Is it possible to overwrite 1 dll in the GAC of a live server of my customer? Otherwise I need to install the whole feature. In this feature are very much webparts and other stuff.
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Uninstall Site Collection Features not found error. What's the physical path for them?

I want to uninstall some features of the site collection on my server. These features are on my site collection and of site or web scope. On the Sharepoint "Site Settings" -> "Manage site features" ...
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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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How to use one page layout for few content types

I have elements.xml with module: <Elements> <Module Name="IntranetNewsPageLayout" Url="_catalogs/masterpage"> <File Path="IntranetNewsPageLayout\IntranetNewsPageLayout.aspx" ...
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How to activate content type on specific web?

I have site collection ex: http://microsoft.com/ and i got few child webs: http://microsoft.com/news/ http://microsoft.com/somethingelse/ <Elements ...
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applicationSettings ignored in web.config

I've written a feature assembly that includes an SPFeatureReceiver. I can successfully deploy the feature's WSP, the assembly goes to the GAC, and the feature (mostly) does what it's supposed to. ...
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Missing Features and Existing Lists

I have a site that was hosted on a Microsoft Project Server instance. One of the sub-sites was based on the Project Workspace Template in order to get access to the "special" lists like Risks and ...
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Problem Extending SPDiagnosticsServiceBase

I am trying to create a feature that Extends the SPDiagnosticServicesBase class following the code described in MSDN That article has example code for extending the SPDiagnosticServicesBase class ...
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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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Update SPList.TemplateFeatureId

I need to update the TemplateFeatureId for a couple of lists in our SharePoint 2010 installation. The current TemplateFeatureId points to a feature that is no longer installed in the farm. Both ...
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Caml defined Custom Action, UrlAction and the multi language interface

When defining a custom action via the CAML schema definition, the UrlAction parameter specifies the "site or site collection relative URL of the page, for example, ~site/_layouts/sampleurl.aspx or ...
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Feature with List and registration form

I am new to SharePoint and want to discuss an issue I want to create a feature that will create custom application page (registration form) and a custom list to store registration form's data. I can ...
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Activating Publishing Feature breaks because of custom Master?

This issue is related to this post. I get an error message when the publishing feature is activated on sites of certain types. This means that I also get an error message when I create certain sites ...
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web.config entries not deleted when deactivating farm feature

I have application that adds a Farm feature so Sharepoint 2010. When you configure it, some entries are added to the web.config file located in "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web ...
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Why does my feature appear in the site collection?

I have created a new feature in visual studio and scoped it to web. I have deployed this to a site collection. When i look at the site collections features it appears there. Why is this? I ...
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TimerJob error missing public constructor

I have an issue on my SharePoint 2007 portal, where i created a custom TimerJob, but when I deploy it i get a message: MyTimerJob cannot be deserialized because it does not have a public default ...
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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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How to Deploy the Feature with Scope=Site & Scope=Web for WebParts & EventReceiver respectively?

I have only 1 Visual Studio Project. It contains 1 EventReceiver(for DocumentLibrary) and multiple-WebParts. I have defined the Scope=Site of Feature.xml file of Project. I have created 1 custom ...
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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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Site-scoped feature with both Modules and Visual Web Parts

I have a Feature with Modules that place files in the Master Page Gallery, and I recently added Visual Web Parts to the feature. Then I realized at some point the copying of files into the Gallery had ...
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Adding style sheet to feature

I have created a feature in sharepoint 2010. The feature has a visual web part (sandboxed), the web part has controls etc. I have added some styles to the web part. How do i upload the stylesheet ...
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Page not appearing in site pages library

I want to deploy a page to the sitepages library. When i deploy this code it does not appear. However when i go to the url manually e.g. contoso.com/SitePages/mytestpage.html, i get the 'save as' ...
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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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How do i activate a Feature when a subsite is created

I have a web template that users can create sub sites from. I want to activate a feature when the subsite is created e.g. create list, columns etc for that sub site only. How would i approach doing ...
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How to build a complex feature to collect and store user options that drive a delegate control

A long title but hopefully will be enough! Basically, I want to create a feture in Visual Studio that will do the following: When activated, places an option/link in the site collection options in ...
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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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Feature based XML vs. Object Model: Which is better for content type development?

I've been researching a few different ways to create content types and I recently discovered that you can use the Object Model to do this. All of the examples I have found online typically use XML ...
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Using solutions and features in creation/branding of SharePoint websites

I am new to SharePoint website creation and branding and I need your advice. For my first SharePoint site I have done the following: 1- Created/edited a master page. 2- Added CSS and JavaScript ...
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Where to Place XML File to be Read by Web Part?

In another question, I finally found a way to deploy the XML file to be read via a Feature, to the _layouts folder: Feature Elements File Should I be deploying it there at all? I wasn't able to ...
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Web Part Feature

I'm working on a (non-visual) Web Part and wish to read from an xml file placed in the "C:\inetpub\wwwroot\wss\VirtualDirectories\80\wpresources" folder: Code-Behind: string sUri = ...
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Feature Elements File

I'm having some difficulty creating a Feature which contains a Web Part and a links.xml which is processed by the WP code-behind. My difficulty is in understanding the Feature XML config files and ...
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delete feature using event receiver on a farm feature

there is a farm feature and there is a web-scoped feature. web feature does stuff on multiple sites. If ever i want to get rid of the feature on all sites, I have a farm feature that has on ...
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Event receiver not working properly?

I created an Event Receiver for a feature, my problem is when I deploy the solution, the feature is deployed as active but never goes through my FeatureActivated() inside my Event Receiver. It also ...
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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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Modify the content of the home page programmatically in SharePoint 2010

First of all, I'm pretty new to SharePoint so don't shoot me if this is a noobish question or if I don't provide all the right information at once... :) I have a team-site in SharePoint with ...
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Staple onto MyContent

I made my farm level stapler and my site level staple features, for SPSPER#0 it fires on MySite creation, so I presumed SPSMSITEHOST#0 would be MyContent, but nothing gets fires at all. I set the ...
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How to customize Feature image for a sandbox solution?

I'd like to add my own icon graphic to a feature. I found out that the ImageUrl attribute in the feature.xml definition points to the /_layouts/IMAGES folder which is out of scope for sandboxed ...
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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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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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How to include an anchor tag in a Feature description

Is there a way to include an anchor tag in the description of a feature; my reason for this is to take the user to a page that has the configuration instructions for the feature. Currently what is ...
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List ribbon button disappeared

I have a problem with a List ribbon button that disappears. The only thing that has happend that I know of is that the wsp was redeployed and the site-feature (which creates the list) was reactivated. ...