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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List instance in SharePoint solution: how to prevent from deleting after deployment?

I am developing a SharePoint solution including some list definitions, list instances, content type and a workflow (more to come...) Is it best practice to keep everything in one solution (WSP)? If I ...
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How to create web setup

I have a multiple of import SharePoint Solution Package (.wsp). After I importing the .wsp file into vs2010, how can i create a web setup in vs2010? May I know what is the step how to create web ...
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Continue working on a webpart that has been deployed

I might not understand the whole concept of SharePoint yet, but is it possible to continue working on a deployed web part without the original Visual Studio-project? We have a third party company ...
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Which of the foll. powershell script is correct way to install a timer job into SharePoint?

1: install-spsolution Solution.wsp -webapplication "webapplication" -GACDeployment –force 2: install-spsolution Solution.wsp -GACDeployment –force Which of above is best practice?
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Deploy silverlight xaps to clientbin

I have some xaps being built by other projects in my solution and I need the xaps to be included in the resulting WSP. I have a mapped folder Layouts with a sub-folder ClientBin and then in the ...
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Download/Export solution from site solution gallery

I'm trying to automate the process of downloading one solution and then add/install the same solution to other site collections. The first thing to do would be to download the freshly created solution ...
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Sharepoint DAL/BLL/SL

I need to have a ServicesLayer (talking to webservices), a DataLayer (talking to SQL) and a BusinessLayer (containing Business Rules). Because i have shared funcionality i also need a CommonLayer ...
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Solution Packaging Images

I have a solution package (sandboxed) for branding. All my images are deployed to the Style Library. I deploy the solution package and I can see all images inside Style Library. I can access the ...
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Sandboxed solution deployed activated, in Site Collection Features but not in Manage site features?

I have a sandboxed feature I deployed successfully. It is activated when I check in Site collection features, but when I go to Manage site features it is not there to activate. What am I missing? ...
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How do you deploy a custom web service within a WSP file?

I can deploy my assembly in a wsp to our MOSS 2007 server but I can't seem to find any information about how to automatically deploy my .asmx, disco.aspx and wdsl.aspx files at the same time. Is this ...
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How do I edit the Mapped Folder contents in a package

I have some files that somehow got included in a Mapped Folder in a package. I deleted the files because they are not necessary but I can't figure out how to tell the package to stop including them. ...
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How to deploy wsp to single web application

I want to deploy my solution to a single web application. I used the following script: Add-SPSolution -c:/mywebpart.wsp Install-SPSolution mywebpart.wsp -WebApplication "SharePoint Debugging" ...
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This solution contains no resources scoped for a web application

I'm trying to figure out exactly how I can deploy a solution to a single web application without it being deployed to other web applications in the same farm. The reason for this is that I have ...
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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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Unable to setup SharePoint Content Database Size Monitor

I have deployed this WSP from http://sphealthdbsize.codeplex.com/ on my SharePoint 2010 farm. As per documentation, I should get Review Database Sizes link under Central Admin -> Application ...
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Installing a WSP does not update my custom master page

I have a SharePoint 2010 solution that I develop in Visual Studio 2012. I have a custom master page that I made some changes to. When I publish the .WSP and deploy to my stage environment the changes ...
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Add wsp to solution gallery programmatically

I would like to add a Site template (WSP) to the solution gallery and activate it. TO this, I am using a feature which adds the file but it does not activate and it it looks like just a file that it ...
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Break Inheritance Of Permissions on site - SharePoint 2010

Good day, I have saved a site as a template and would like to enforce it that when a new site is created based on that template, the groups on the new site are like the ones on the template. I have ...
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List-driven solution needs to be deployed to two different web applications. What do I do?

Here is the summary of the problem I am facing: I created a feature, scoped to site collection. The solution installed by the feature uses data from lists created by the feature on install. This is ...
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Cannot add or use assembly in GAC?

I cannot add an Additional Assembly (DLL) via my Event Receiver Package settings. When I attempt to deploy, I get the following error: 3> Deploying solution 'EventReceiver.wsp'... 3>Error ...
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VS2012 Debugger Not Hitting breakpoints

I've got the FBA2013 pack installed and working beautifully on our SP2013 farm. I'm adding some custom fields to gather more user information, but I cannot get VS2012 to hit any breakpoints I set. The ...
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Allow multiple people to work on different web parts at the same time

I've scoured the internet and tried asking different questions but still can't come up with a nice solution to this problem. Consider a situation where I have 2 web parts, each of which is being ...
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Deploying Sharepoint WSP Theme to Subsite

I'm a little new to all this theming, particularly in 2013, so please bear with me. I created a theme for SP2013. It's pretty similar to the default office one but with custom colours and a ...
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Error while deploying WSP through SP 2010 Management Shell

I am trying to deploy a wsp through SP 2010 Mgmt Shell but every time it throws an error: This is the script that I am running: Add-SPSolution -LiteralPath "E:\QD Survey 2013-01-10\QDSurvey.wsp"
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Feature with Id 'guid' is not installed in this farm, and cannot be added to this scope

I have a WinForms project that acts as a Sharepoint 2013 Solution installer. It basically do some checking, create a sql database, adds and install a SP Solution and finally activates the feature. ...
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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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Deploying a WSP to SharePoint 2013

I have the WSP deployed in the Solution Management but when I go to the Site Collection Features it's not listed there for me to Activate.
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Add Page Layouts to a wsp file SharePoint 2013

I'm trying to add some custom page layouts to an existent wsp solution for SharePoint 2013, I have edited the element.xml and the features.xml. The file is uploaded and I can see it with SharePoint ...
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How to add Visual web part deployed using wsp file?

I have created a visual web part using Visual studio 2010. I want to deploy that Visual web part in another site using .wsp file created by building the solution in Visual studio 2010. I have ...
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Cannot modify page layouts in SharePoint designer

We have a SharePoint solution developed by a vendor that does not allow me to make open and save a page layout with SharePoint Designer with out the thing blowing up. What would cause this type of ...
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Programmatically deploy package problem

I am new to sharepoint. I have a silverlight web part project. When I deployed using visual studio I have the page aspx on which he is web part. I need to deploy this web part on another sharepoint. ...
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Exported design package is missing content types

We have designed a SharePoint 2013 theme for our client and are trying to export this theme to install to their farm using the design package exporter (/_layouts/15/DesignPackageExport.aspx). Some of ...
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Sharepoint package installation - Feature is not visible in Site collection -> settings

I am not very experienced with Sharepoint 2010 and I am having trouble installing a package. I downloaded a package from "iLove SharePoint" as I need to call web service from a workflow. The package ...
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Force WSPBuilder to include .NET 4.0

How do I force WSPBuilder (through Visual Studio 2010) to deploy a sattelite .NET 4.0 assembly in the GAC?
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how to update wsp / solution programmatically

I am trying to find a way how to update a SharePoint solution programmatically with C#. (I already know how to do this with the powershell command Update-SPSolution). I have tried using this code but ...
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Process cannot access the file “project.dll” because it is being used by another process

I need to deploy a wsp file in VS, but I am not able to do that because I am getting the error in my question's title, I tried doing IIS reset, restarting my development machine. Any ideas?
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Module Folder in Sharepoint is not deployed with the wsp file

I am updating my solutions from Sharepoint 2010 to 2013. I needed to make a little workaround because SP 2013 refused to find my pictures in the images folder. So I created a module folder for SP 2013 ...
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Feature Receiver fires before Layouts content is copied

I have a package with some Application Pages (in Layouts Folder) and a Feature which contains some WebParts. I tought the Layouts contents are copied first to SharePoint, then the WebParts from the ...
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Package and Deploy SSRS Reports / Datasets etc

I have a VS report solution that contains around 40 reports as well as the child reports, sub reports, shared data sets, and data sources. How do I package these for SharePoint to deploy as a managed ...
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Building WSP for SP 2010 designer customized aspx pages with multiple data view webparts

We’ve designer access to the DEV and QA sites. We are able to customize some aspx pages and able to build some tabbed views with different dataview webparts. Now we’ve a challenge to move these ...
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Can not open the package designer in visual studio 2010

I can not open the package designer in a SharePoint project. When I double-click Package or when I right-click Package and then select "View designer" then the XML file Package.package is displayed. ...
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Reading from text files within a sandboxed solution

So I have a set of plain text files included in some directories within sandboxed solution. I want to use these text files to programmatically insert data to SharePoint Online using an event receiver. ...
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visual studio workflow error

I developed a .wsp package solution on visual studio which has a custom list and sequential workflow. When I try to deploy another farm , the list works properly but workflow doesnt appear. What ...
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Decompiling a .webpart file?

I know it is possible to decompile SharePoint web parts if you have their .dll or .wsp files (I have successfully done this myself using tools like DotPeek or this method), but what if you are left ...
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What is the purpose of Solution.Title/Description?

You can set "Title" and "Description" on SharePoint Solutions: <Solution xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/sharepoint/" SolutionId="[GUID]" Title="*** Where is this displayed? ***" ...
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Protect wsp file from Reverse Engineering

How to protect wsp file so no one can read my source code. When we change wsp file extension from wsp to zip, it gives all dll file and this dll can be extracted from .net reflector and get all source ...
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Enumerate every solution for each WebApplication

I'm performing an inventory and I need to get list of sharepoint solutions (*.wsp) deployed to every individual web-application and ideally, it would also be great to list what Application pool on ...
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Updating a Visual Studio project made from an imported WSP file?

I have a project in Visual Studio 2010 that was created by importing a WSP file. This file was generated by saving a site as a template. Now the original site has changed (new list definitions and ...
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Required permissions to upload sandbox solution

I want to assign a user the minimum permissions to upload sandbox solution in the site collection, what's the required permission level?
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Visual Studio 2012 deploying workflow

I uploaded the wsp file of a visual studio 2012 workflow to galleries->solutions in central admin. The feature appears in manage features on central admin but does not show up in site settings on ...