A solution package is the distribution package (file extension .wsp) that delivers your custom SharePoint code and artefacts to the web servers within your server farm.

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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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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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Detecting Solution Deploying Status

I am Looking for a way to detect if the a solution is deploying the following code does not seem to return "Deploying" like I see in central admin. $wspID = Get-SPSolution -Identity 'mysolution.wsp'; ...
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Best practices for creating a shared code library for SharePoint projects

I have several projects for SharePoint 2010 (mostly they are separate solutions built each to separate wsp's) in active development. And I have a similar tasks in these projects (logging, ...
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Deployed solution does not appear in site collection features.

I have a custom SharePoint solution that I am attempting to deploy to a very simple standalone SharePoint server installation. The installation has only two web applications, one for Central Admin ...
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How to create a WSP solution package with visual studio 2012 for an existing SharePoint site?

My manager told me: "We don't create a WSP package for an entire existing SharePoint site, we just need to package master pages, CSS, images and page layout files into a solution package." Is it ...
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How to avoid WSP deployment globally using Visual Studio 2010?

How can we avoid the Globally Deployment of a WSP using Visual Studio 2010?
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How do I update an already existing wsp on farm? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Update-SPSolution does not Deploy Solution I have a wsp that is already deployed on the farm. I made some code changes. I cannot use the Add-SPSolution command because I ...
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Retract solution (WSP) in Visual Studio 2013 - Delete Content Types

When I use Retract command in VS 2013 on my WSP, content types do not get deleted on the site. So whenever I want to update content types, I need to recreate the site. I've done some analysis on this ...
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How to edit web part from wsp solution

I have wsp files that contain some web parts that I need to change the functionality of. Without the actual solution or project files, using just the wsp, is it possible to edit them? I changed the ...
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modify web.config programatically to add a workflow authorized type

I need to add a line in the web.config under authorizedtypes, I want to do it with a wsp solution so that sharepoint takes care of syncrhonizing it with other front end servers. I just want to put ...
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Multiple solutions using shared DLLs can cause havoc when individual solutions are retracted

Problem: Multiple solutions using shared dll's can cause havoc when individual solutions are retracted. Example: You have a web part helper dll used by all your web part code. If you retract a ...
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Sharepoint Q&A tool like Stack Exchange

Are there any add-ons to Sharepoint to provide a Q&A type of site like this one or Stack Exchange? This would be for an internal corporate intranet, rather than a public site. I know there are ...
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What is causing a “Cannot find a Feature” error when uninstalling a solution?

I have a weird error when trying to deploy a solution via Visual Studio 2010: Error 1 Error occurred in deployment step 'Add Solution': The solution cannot be deployed. The feature 'XXXX-XXXX-...
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How to find the localized name of the Web Part Gallery

I have learned (still a SP-Noob...) that I have to take care of removing webParts that I deployed as part fo a solution myself. Now I have coded something like string file = "MyWebPart.webpart"; ...
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ActivityNotFoundException during feature activation

I have a workflow 2013 included in Full trust solution (WSP). When I add a variable of type DynamicValue to the workflow and try to deploy the solution using VS 2012 I get the error during feature ...
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Copy a subsite from one site collection to another using site templete, will copy all the site collection columns to be defined as a subsite columns

I am working on SharePoint server 2013 web application and i have a site collection of type team site named "business functions", and it have three subsites. where all the columns were defined inside ...
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.sln or .csproj which one do I turn into a .wsp?

I am wanting to create a wsp from my solution but I am wondering which one I turn into the wsp, the .sln or the .csproj?
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Export SPD List Workflow to Visual Studio 2010

is it possible to export a SPD List associated workflow into a .wsp-Package for further editing in Visual Studio 2010? Since it is possible with reusable workflows i wanted to know whether it is ...
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How to export .wsp solution files from SharePoint 2007 Farm

I want to download/export all .wsp solution files from SharePoint 2007 farm in order to deploy them again on new environment. How can i export or download .wsp files? I don't want to extract .wsp ...
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How Visual Studio checkes that SharePoint has been installed on my local PC?

I want to build wsp file for SharePoint 2013, but it is not installed on my local PC. What should I do to make this thing possible? I guess that I need to tell Visual Studio somehow that SharePoint ...
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How to create the wsp package in visual studio 2010 with following features? [duplicate]

I want to create a wsp package. When I deploy it, it must add features such as two SharePoint lists, one webpart, one image library sequentially. Can I do this in WSPBuilder? I want to deploy this on ...
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How to create WSP Package of a SharePoint 2010 site without VS 2010 (with SP Designer)?

I am having a site with publishing feature enabled. So "Save site as a template" feature is not available for me. Since I don't have control over the SP server farm, I am not sure about how I can ...
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Where are deployed solutions being used?

I'm in a MOSS 2007 environment and am looking to find a way to see where solutions listed in the stsamd -o enumsolutions are activated in site collections. How would I go aout finding out where these ...
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Unable to activate solution in SharePoint 2010 site

I have created a simple solution (just a new content type for now) that works both on my development machine and test server. However, when I upload it the solution gallery on the live site, it just ...
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Activating a Sharepoint 2013 Workflow Feature

I'll begin with the background of what I'm trying to accomplish. The system has a working workflow already, what I want to do is edit the workflow to meet some new requirements - so far I have only ...
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How to use your own custom ListItem template for Display, Edit, and New

I would like to use my own custom ListItem template. I also would like to overule the ListFieldIterator method to use some logica to include or exclude some fields dependance on user/usergroups: http:...
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Creating custom site columns using Visual studio will not show the new site columns [duplicate]

I want to create new site columns using visual studio, so i did the following steps:- create a new SharePoint 2013 empty project. i add two site columns as follow:- <?xml version="1.0" ...
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Is it possible to modify master pages and web parts from a .wsp file?

Is it possible to extract the various projects from a wsp file to work on say the masterpages, web parts and other custom user controls just like I would in Visual Studio 2010?
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How to create a WSP package for a SharePoint 2010 site? [duplicate]

I previously asked this Question: How to create WSP Package of a SharePoint 2010 site without VS 2010 (with SP Designer)?. But didn't get a proper answer. I am developing a SharePoint 2010 website. ...