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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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What is “feature stapling”?

I've seen the term "feature stapling" used around this site and some blogs. What exactly does this mean? My best guess is that it has something to do with dynamically activating features from other ...
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List of best practices on structuring SharePoint 2010 solutions

I am looking for good guidance on how to structure a SharePoint Solution including: Visual Studio Project Structure Features (how to separate features) Namespaces When to use multiple project ...
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Feature with id already exists - force option

I'm getting that old familiar error when trying to deploy my SharePoint solution via Visual Studio: Error occurred in deployment step 'Add Solution': A feature with ID {Guid} has already been ...
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Feature has already been installed. Use the force attribute to explicitly re-install the feature

We have several SharePoint 2010 solutions which we want to deploy to SharePoint 2013 with Visual Studio 2012 running on Windows Server 2012. Site solutions work. But farm solutions just don't. I get ...
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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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How do I find in which (sub)sites a WebPart/Feature is used?

I need to find out on which (sub)sites a certain webpart is used. In a data sharing environment with many subsites and pages, I want to check if and where certain (third party) webparts are used. Is ...
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How to remove orphaned features

I found some orphaned features under "_layouts/ManageFeatures.aspx?Scope=Site" but they do not show up when I list them up with powershell (get-spgetfeature -site url). They are not in 14 hive and ...
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Can't hide the title column in a custom content type

I'm building a custom content type. I've set a bunch of site columns I add to the content type. The content type is used in a custom list definition within a ContentTypeRef node. I'm also willing to ...
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What is the recommend way to share a single element between multiple features?

In my Visual Studio 2010 SharePoint Project I have a single SPItemEventReceiver that is contained in its own Elements.xml I have 2 site collection features that are mutually exclusive they are never ...
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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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Is there a list of Sharepoint 2007 WebParts, Features and ContentTypes that Sharepoint installs with?

Where I can find a list of all the Web Parts, Features and Content Types that are available to a regular SharePoint installation? What I need to do is identify any of the above in a SharePoint site ...
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Provisioning MySite with feature that creates library with content type from CT hub

I'm having a problem when provisioning a new user's MySite. I'm trying to activate a feature that adds library / lists to the current user. The library / list should use a content type from the hub! ...
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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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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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Is feature activation code allowed in Web Template Project?

I created a empty project added module copy onet.xml and default.aspx from layout/template/sts directory to my project and added to my project Ran F-5 to debug and it seems to be working Now I need ...
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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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How can I identify missing features in a SharePoint site that has been restored from a different farm?

I recently inherited an application from a developer who is no longer with the company. This application restores SharePoint sites from backups and extracts metadata and files from lists in the site. ...
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Include JavaScript in a feature

I remember seeing somewhere that you can include an external JavaScript file in a SharePoint feature if it is in the _layouts folder. For the life of me I can't remember how to do this!
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How can I show an Application page on Feature Activation?

We are developing a custom module for SharePoint. The custom module is based upon SmartPart which means we have created UserControls. There was a problem with SmartPart deployment method as it ...
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Enable/disable features in Office 365 on a user or group basis?

Is it in a way possible to enable/disable features in O365 (E1 Plan) on a per User/Group basis? We'd like to enable the following features only for a specific group of users: Delve (Office Graph) ...
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Setting an audience from declarative WebPart?

I have a module that deploys some page. I'm adding webparts to these page, using a <AllUsersWebPart> node within a <View>: <View WebPartZoneID="Body" WebPartOrder="5" ...
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How can I specify the ID of a XsltViewWebPart?

In a module, I'm deploying a webpart page where I put a view to a list : <View WebPartZoneID="Body" WebPartOrder="3" List="related" BaseViewID="4" ...
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When I create a folder programmatically get the error “Invalid item data — missing FileRef”

I am trying to add programmatically the desired Folder. I do the following foreach (SPListItem reparto in reparti.Items) { var folder = dl.Items.Add(dl.RootFolder.ServerRelativeUrl, ...
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Sharepoint 2010 - Deploy webpart as Feature scope = web

I want to create and deploy a web part as web-scoped feature. In Visual Studio 2010, when I make the feature scope=web, I cannot add the webpart to that feature as I am able to do when scope=site.
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Including Description with Page Layout

I'm deploying a couple of custom page layouts as part of a feature for SharePoint 2010, and am having issues including the description with the page layout. I'm looking to include descriptive text as ...
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Can you hide the publishing Feature

I've been asked to Hide the Publishing Feature for the farm in Sharepoint 2007. Now I can go on the file system and change the feature definition but as we all know messing about on the 14 hive with ...
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Can I deploy a feature with a configuration value?

I have a feature. This gets compiled into a WSP package, and installed on a particular SharePoint server. So far very standard. But - the feature deploys a custom timer job. The custom timer job ...
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Adding Features during Solution Update

Is there a supported method to add features during a solution update. We call Update-SPSolution and then upgrade our old features using SPFeature.Upgrade but any new features in the solution do not ...
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The site template requires that the Feature {GUID} be installed in the farm or site collection

I thought Microsoft did a good job documenting sp2010. I am so frustrated that I can't find anything related to this. I have a web template project. All I want is to run bunch of code when a web is ...
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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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SharePoint feature deployment and scope via PowerShell

We use SP2013 and PowerShell to deploy wsps. When installing the wsp via PowerShell: CASE 1: Add-SPSolution -LiteralPath $path install-spsolution -Identity $solution -GACDeployment Above ...
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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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Error occurred in deployment step 'Activate Features' - When feature stapling to My Sites

I am trying to deploy a feature to My Sites in SharePoint 2010 and nothing seems to be working. I did this perfectly fine on the test environment but can't seem to get it working on the production ...
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How to access a file in the current url or _layouts folder?

My code behind code from the aspx webpage uses a transform.xsl to do some custom xslt transformation. Scenario 1: Try to get the file from the _layouts folder. SPWeb web = SPContext.Current.Web; ...
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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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The field with Id [GUID] defined in feature [GUID] was found in the current site collection or in a subsite

I have a farm solution with a single feature that has a bunch of site columns and a content type. The content type does inherit from Enterprise Wiki Page, but the feature has an activation dependency ...
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Deploying custom page into the pages library using a feature in SharePoint 2007?

I have a custom page and want deploy it into the pages library of the site using a feature in SharePoint 2007. Whenever the activated the page should added into the pages library and should removed on ...
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Remove list instances upon feature deactivation

I have a feature put together in Visual Studio 2010 that creates 3 external list instances. These get created just fine when the feature is activated, but upon deactivation they remain on the ...
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How to create a feature from aspx pages customized in SharePoint and SharePoint Designer?

I've created some Lists and Custom Views/Pages (aspx) using the web-interface from SharePoint and SharePoint Designer. What steps do I need to take to create a Feature which contains all the Lists ...
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Farm scope Event Receiver

For some security reasons on one of our farm level solutions, we need to limit some actions using Event Receiver-FileMoving event. However, as known, event receivers can be deployed only by Site or ...
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Deploying Branding as a Feature across multiple site collections

I'm Junior dev trying to get my head around SharePoint so I was hoping someone might be able to help me out with some issues I'm having. I'm in the process of complying a new branding solution for ...
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Adding new site column to existing content type on multi language sites

I'm using the declarative SharePoint feature upgrade approach to : 1. Add a new custom column to site columns gallery 2. Add the new custom column to an existing content type There are two variation ...
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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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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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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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Feature Scope Problem

I am having an heck of a time trying to get two separately scoped solutions to work together. The first solution is scoped for Farm and does nothing more than add a custom SPDiagnosticService. When ...
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Unable to add selected webpart(s) [closed]

I've created a Custom List ('Tooltips') in SharePoint. After this I used SPSource to reverse engineer the list into a feature. After installing and activating this feature, I want to add this list in ...
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Unable to modify SPWebApplication properties from feature receiver - Access Denied

The scope of the feature is Web. SPWeb site = (SPWeb)properties.Feature.Parent; site.AllowUnsafeUpdates = true; // Set the Web Application's default error page SPSite siteCollection = new ...
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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 ...