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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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When will be the next SharePoint version coming?

I can't wait for a better version of SharePoint. I heard that the next version is SharePoint 2012 but now we have reach year 2012 but yet not receive any news on the beta version or even alpha version ...
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Deploying an individual feature

I am using sharepoint software factory and have a number of features within it. How can I deploy an individual feature to my local dev farm, as opposed to the whole lot? Thanks
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XML Dictionary - how to provision with feature and read it?

I have an visual webpart and I need to populate drop down with content extracted from xml file. How can I provision that XML file with feature and then how can I access it from my codebehind to be ...
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Managing WebParts with dependencies on Web scoped Features

I have a Web scoped Feature which provisions a number of Content Types, List Templates & Instances, Custom Actions etc that enables a discrete set of functionality. I also have a number of ...
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editing sharepoint file in the feature folder

I'm having an issue. I want to make a quick change to an aspx file that I recently deployed to a sharepoint server. Due to some circumstances, it is not worth the time to edit and recompile the ...
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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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Explain it to me: SharePoint deployment scope, solution and features

There are different levels of scope for deployment, but I have not been able to find a definitive explaination of when each applies and what the restrictions are that require loosening (or tightening) ...
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Activating OOTB Features Fails

I have a Farm with multiple Site Collections. One of these Site Collections refuses to activate 4 specific Out-of-the-Box (OOTB) Features, namely: aebc918d-b20f-4a11-a1db-9ed84d79c87e ...
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Issue with the survey list settings?

Have created a feature(list provisioning) to update the "showuser" property of the survey list and stappled on the webapplication, it works perfectly fine and sets the list property when the survey ...
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List does not exist error trying to deploy feature to subsite

I have a root site collection and a user control stored in controltemplates. http://root I have another site collection under here http://root/fs which also uses this user control but uses its own ...
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Changing SharePoint 2010 Feature name and installation directory after deployment

I need to change the name and installation directory of some features that are already deployed in a client's environment. I can change the feature name from the feature designer, and change the ...
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How do you activate a feature on promotion?

When promoting a wsp and you have 1 or more features you wish to activate as soon as promoted, how do you do so without manually activating them on the site they are deployed to?
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Documents opening in Office Web Applications (when they're not installed)

I have a farm where for every new site collection the "Open Documents in Client Applications by Default" feature is disabled. So when ever a user opens an excel or word file it will try and open it in ...
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MOSS 2007 : stsadm -o preupgradecheck found missing feature files for features still active in deployment

This is the last thing I have left to fix to pass the pre upgrade check. There are a three features that are referenced by the content but not installed on the server (not sure how this happened). Two ...
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How to embed a CQWP into a master page or DelegateControl

I'm looking for a way to embed a pre-configured Content Query Web Part into a master page. In short, I have a SharePoint:DelegateControl on the master page and I want to plug the web part into it by ...
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List Features that are part of a Solution Package

As part of a migration from SharePoint 2007 to 2010, I am cleaning up old features that are no longer used and/or would have compatibility issues with the upgrade - mainly the old FAB40 templates. To ...
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Feature with scope Web only on RootWeb

I have just a small Question: Can I tell a feature with scope "Web" only to be activated on the RootWeb in Feature.Template.xml? Something like RootWebOnly="TRUE" I have a listInstance ...
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Is there a way to create user-configurable Custom Retention Formulas, possibly through Custom Properties?

I am wanting to create a "user" - configurable Custom Retention Formula? Something like a simple version of the rules that Excel and other applications have which displays something like: ...
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Missing OOTB Enterprise Workflow Templates

I am using a SharePoint 2010 Enterpise server, with the Norwegian language pack installed. The issue that I am having is that some of the standard OOTB workflows (within the Workflow feature) are ...
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Is it possible to add page layouts/web parts using a feature activated in a sub site?

I'm trying to keep my code as organized as possible, and in doing so wanted to create sub sites (sub projects) that contain their own page layouts and web parts etc. Is it possible for me to put these ...
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Publish contenttype after activating feature (Office 365)

I've created a Contenttype and some fields in a visual studio project. They are deployed when activating the "Content types"-feature. But here's the problem: I want them to be deployed to the Content ...
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Publishing feature in Sharepoint 2010: Groups

Someone told me a while ago that it isn't recommended to delete the groups that are created when activating the publishing feature on sitecollection-level. Anyone who has an idea why? I'd like to keep ...
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Feature Deployment with more than 1 server

When you have a SharePoint farm with more than 1 server. If deploying a feature what servers do you need to run it on. Does the power shell commands you use change? For example in my farm I have a DB ...
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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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In SharePoint 2007 what feature or solution added the WebPart Page Doc library templates?

In SharePoint 2007 what feature or solution added the WebPart Page Doc library template? We have it on one Farm, but not another. Is it part of the Fab 40? A site feature or a Site collection ...
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Aggregate Content Types

What's the best way to support aggregate data structures using content types? For example, if I have an order processing system, then I might have data types like Order and OrderLineItem, where each ...
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Feature Upgrade Retract Deploy Power Shell Commands

I have heard that one way that you can upgrade a feature in SharePoint with new files is to do a retract deploy. I believe this is what Visual Studio 2010 does when you do a Deploy. What are the Power ...
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Can fieldrefs in content type definitions change the internal name of a site column?

I have a content type that references a built-in site column like this: <Elements ...> <ContentType ...> <FieldRefs> <!-- a reference to the built-in ...
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Understanding features

So when I make a sp2010 solution, it includes a "feature". Am I right in thinking that a feature is a deployable package? I have a Sharepoint 2010 solution in Visual Studio 2010, with lots of ...
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Sandbox Web Part without Site Collection Administrator permissions?

Is there a way to get a Sandboxed Web Part deployed without Site Collection Administrator permissions? Here is the situation: I have Full Control permissions of the Site Collection's Root Web, ...
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Why won't my site column deploy from an elements file?

See Can site columns be deployed in sandboxed solutions? for background on this. I've tried to reproduce the sandboxed feature with a site column as built by Hilton Giesenow shown on How Do I: Create ...
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Adding files to a deployed feature

How do you add new files to a feature that have been deployed? Are there any gotcha's that you need to worry about?
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Event receiver feature update

I am developing an event receiver in VS2010. To test the event receiver I deploy it to development using the functionality within VS 2010. This works without problems. However my concerns start when ...
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How to hide a ribbon tab?

I would like to remove a custom tab on the ribbon. Is this possible with HideCustomAction? I have attempted using HideCustomAction with the location and HideActionId set for the desired tab to be ...
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Updating a feature images not updated

The systems team updated a feature for me. The feature added a new favicon and a new image. The new files added in my feature where not deployed to the style library. Existing files were updated. I ...
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Updating Page Layouts created with SharePoint Designer

The system I'm working on is a Publishing site that has page layouts created with SharePoint Designer. Users have created content pages based on these page layouts. I want to update the page layouts ...
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How to get folder structure including items from list, without using webservices

I have a list containing folders and items. The folders are a custom content type based on folders, with some extra columns like URL and some Yes/No Checks. One contenttype can contain n items and ...
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Does Update-SPSolution trigger a SPFeature.Upgrade()?

I'm looking into Feature versioning and upgrading in SharePoint 2010 and I don't know exactly if the Update-SPSolution cmdlet triggers a SPFeature.Upgrade(). Are <UpgradeActions> elements ...
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Errors migrating from custom list with SharePoint 2010 upgrade

In MOSS we exposed a custom list definition to users instead of the Shared Documents library. Now, we are trying to convert all those list instances to use the out of the box list. It seems that ...
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How to define a computed column

I'm creating a custom content type in I need two fields Submitter and Date Uploaded which would have the same values are CreatedBy and Created How do I define it? I have the following definition ...
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What are some of the best practices around feature activation and their dependencies

Specifically what are the do's and dont's for installing, activating, deactivating and uninstalling a feature. What are the problem areas of working with features and how do you handle.
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Enable feature of SharePoint sandbox solution

I have a .wsp file that is deployed to the remote server by powershell script. The solution is deployed successfully and I can see the solution feature in the site collection features, I can activate ...
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How can I add a global control to check user has updated her/his profile?

Is there any control/feature/webpart I can add to trigger a functionality globally in any page on a Sharepoint? I now have a webpart on the homepage that checks if a user is due to update her/his ...
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deploying custom css / javascript in listview

Simple question but I just couldn't find a simple answer. I want to add a little piece of css / javascript code to the AllItems.aspx view of a custom list upon deployment. I know how to get it there ...
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Supplemental .config File

I wish to make a change to the web.config file. I know you can do this by using a supplemental config file. I know that the file needs to be coppied to %ProgramFiles%\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web ...
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VIsual Studio editing feature.xml

I am trying to create a a feature staple. To do this I need to create a feature and then edit the feature.xml to be like: <Elements xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/sharepoint/"> ...
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Versioning and upgrading features with SharePoint 2010 [closed]

I've been experimenting with feature version-ing and upgrading in Sharepoint 2010 and found a bunch of blogs, documentations etc. but it is still not very clear to me. How does Sharepoint store the ...
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How to handle 'Feature for list template is not installed in this farm' for custom lists

I have a feature in which I have a custom ListDefinition. Within the definition, I also have a ListInstance based off of the definition. When installing and activating the feature, these lists are ...
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How to trace the ListAdded event for the entire SharePoint 2010 farm?

In our SharePoint 2010 environment, we want to enforce the users to choose the option "show user names in the survey list" (survey list) however there may be a time when user may choose "No" to this ...