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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Adding and Deploying Multiple solutions in SharePoint 2007

I have got around 10's of webpart solutions that I need to add and then deploy to all web applications, I would prefer if someone can share easiest way of doing it.
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How to add and use external assemblies in solutions?

I need to use DocumentFormat.OpenXml.dll in my code. In the solution package, I included this external dll in the Additional Assemblies. It looks like this: I also need to reference it, so that I ...
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Is it possible to modify existing solutions/templates?

I modified the master page of a site and I would like to make all new sites that get created to use this master page by default. Is there a way to modify the built in site templates to use this master ...
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Deploy an update for a solution with a new name for the WSP

I have a existing solution in production. The WSP is named like this: MyGreatFeature.wsp Now I want to update this solution with new code/feature definitions. No problem there, but I also want to ...
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WSP deployment repeats last characters of a file

I have a weird issue with deployment of a WSP file. A little background info: The Visual Studio solutions consists of 28 projects (don't ask... I inherited it :-)) of which 26 files generate a WSP ...
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Update-SPSolution & Items in a Document Library

I have the following situation: solution1.wsp that has a document library with files inside (I use a module element for adding new files to the feature) and solution2.wsp that has a document library ...
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Writing to log but not showing up in ULS

I have a SharePoint 2010 solution which deploys some custom controls to the ControlTemplates directory (via mapped folder) and a site scoped feature with a feature receiver class that makes some ...
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Does a WSP file export contain webparts and pages?

I have exported a wsp file from sharepoint 2010. I have then imported it into visual studio 2010. I cant find the pages and web parts that the site had. Where would they appear? There is so much in ...
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How can I publish an ASP.NET web application in my Sharepoint environment?

I'd like to be able to host small custom ASP.NET applications within my Sharepoint environment. For example, I would like to have associates able to access our locations application by pointing to ...
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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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Branching of WSP packages

Ideally, I'd like to branch a branding solution base I have been working on into two distinct branding solutions. However, I know that the solution ID (along with other identifiers) of a WSP can only ...
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Can a .dwp Be Converted to a .wsp Easily?

I have been given the task of converting a .dwp to a .wsp. Is there an easy way to do this in SharePoint 2010? Is there a tool that can do this automatically?
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Does MSBuild 2010 /t:Package switch package an existing DLL or build it first?

Does MSBuild 2010 /t:Package switch package an existing SharePoint WebPart or build it first? In other words can I do the following: MSBuild /p:Configuration=Release /m MyWebPart.csproj Then do ...
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SharePoint WSP Deployment Best Practices

I'm building a few WSPs (a custom web part and a branding wsp both scoped to site collection level) using WSP builder on VS2010. Our SharePoint 2007 Farm contains two Web applications. I'd like to ...
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Deploy folder/files to Web Application Root

How to deploy folder to a SharePoint 2010 Web Application Root folder (inside inetpub\wwwroot\wss\VirtualDirectories\80) in the solution package(wsp)? Which kind of item I should use in the visual ...
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Where is Package menu item in Visual Studio 2012

I'm using visual studio 2012 for developing SharePoint 2010 solutions, back in vs2010 there was a menu item names "Package" so I can get the package without deploying it and I noticed it's disappeared ...
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Deploying Event Receiver globally after local development

I am a beginner with Visual Studio and Sharepoint development in general. I am trying to deploy an event receiver wsp file that I wrote to production for the first time. However, after I have ...
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Deploying the same WSP file with a different name

I have created wsp file using Visual Studio 2010 that servers an application pages in site. My solution file name is "Portal.wsp". I have already deploy this solution file on my server it running ...
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Thoughts about deployment via Site Collection backup-restore

I wonder sharepoint experts ideas about deployment of sharepoint projects/portals via site collection backup & restore, instead of visual studio solutions? Especially for the projects that will ...
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how are featureReference nodes in Package manifest related to featureIds

Our team is working on a solution with Sharepoint package having several features referenced in it. We noted that no new updates made to the solution (i.e. features added etc.) were reflecting upon ...
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WSP Builder copies dlls to solution regardless of “Copy Local” property set to False or not

I have a Custom timer job that references few custom dlls, now if I set copy local property of these dlls to false, it stills adds them and when I deploy solution it forces them into Gac. Is there ...
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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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“Thread abort exception” in event receiver after adding a solution?

I am developing an event receiver for the web provisioned event. It does quite a few things, culminating to add and deploying a solution and activating a feature from it. When I do the following: ...
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I receive “Access denied.” error when I try to add any custom .wsp web part to a page (sandboxed/shared environment)

I receive "Access denied." "you do not have permission to perform this action or access this resource" after about 2 seconds when I attempt to "add" any custom .wsp web parts to a page. I am using ...
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Branding in a Solution file instead of deployed site

I have experience branding sites through SharePoint designer. I am now shifting gears from working in SharePoint Designer on .aspx pages with javascript/HTML/CSS to working in Visual Studio with C# on ...
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Problem while building wsp of a solution containing mutiple projects

I have a SharePoint solution having many projects in it, dlls generated by each project is placed in GAC, now whenever I build the solution and generate the wsp, i can see an old version of a ...
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What's wrong with Uninstall-SPSolution and AllWebApplications parameter?

When I try to uninstall WSP with following line, everything is ok: Uninstall-SPSolution project.wsp # no error - OK When I try to add switch parameter -AllWebApplications, I get error (something ...
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Adding and referencing an additional assembly in sandboxed solution

I'm writing a feature to my sandboxed web part with an event receiver that would parse a html website and add the results to a sharepoint list. The thing is I'll need to use the HTML Agility Pack and ...
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Deploying WSP, Sharepoint Version

In my current environment we have SH 2010 RTM, and deployment works fine. But in the near future there is going to be another farm, and in this one we would like to have it up to date with SP 1, all ...
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I have a site Template , I want to create another site template based on this template but using different Master Page

I have a Site Template A .wsp file, I want to create another Site Template B based on Site Template A but I want it have a different Master Page. I know how to do it in a site definition but I dont ...
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SharePoint 2010 solution not deploying correctly (features not available)

I have been working on a SharePoint 2010 solution on a server using Visual Studio. Unfortunately the server decided to die on me. Fortunately I have the solution backed up using source control and had ...
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How can I make sure the features in my solution activate in the correct order?

I'm working on a fairly large SharePoint 2010 project. We have broken up the code into a number of solutions, each containing a number of features which we deploy via powershell and activate in the ...
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Including a WorkFlow in a WSP

I am creating a feature that I want to install a couple of workflows when activated and bind them to a list. Is there a way you can use SPD and then export your workflow to include them in your visaul ...
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Same custom column name in 2 different solutions, 2 different ID guids, yet I get a “Duplicate field 'x' was found” error

So I have two completely different solutions, I'll call them solutionA.wsp and solutionB.wsp and they are being deployed to the same site Both of them contain a site column definition for a column ...
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Silverlight Application Development : Custom UI Form Development Beginner Question

So I am new to SP Dev, and completely new to the idea of developing Silverlight applications, and the use of Expression. But I am trying to understand how Expression gets used with Visual Studio in ...
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SandBox Solutions Deployment of WSP to Solution Gallery : Beginner Questions

I am a beginner to SP Dev, and I have been reading a few things about Sandbox Solutions and the limitations there. Also it seems that to deploy a solution, I can simply upload a wsp to the solution ...
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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 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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Visual Studio Retract - Install features script

when Visual Studio launch a Sharepoint Project does some steps, when debug ends does a retract to restore the system status. Now I'm developing an application based on content type.. When I deploy ...
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Enterprise built .wsp deployable to Standard Edition?

Is it possible to build/package a .wsp on a machine with Sharepoint 2010 Enterprise Edition (DEV machine) and deploy it to a machine with Sharepoint 2010 Standard Edition (PROD machine) installed?
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File transformations before packaging WSP

I need to modify the content of some files in my SP 2010 project before packaging, something like Web.Config transformations. I need a file to have different content based on the environment: Debug, ...
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Update a existing deployed farm solution

I've deployed a farm solution to a test environment by following the Technet Deploy solution packages page - works well. But development continues, and I need to redeploy. When I follow the process ...
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Deploying approval workflow in 2010 as wsp?

I am creating a sharepoint 2010 designer workflow (Approval). I want to deploy this to the live server for the project I am on. Is it possible to produce a wsp package? How can I deploy this unit of ...
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Getting AssemblyFileVersion of a wsp **without** a feature

I got a monitoring page where I show the version of all web parts, features etc. If I use features with Event Receiver I can easily get the version. If the Feature has no event receiver I solved that ...
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How to create a WSP file without using wspbuilder for Site Definition

I have a folder with following structure, I wonder how can I create a wsp file for it, and it deploy the site definition for me, structure - XML - -> ONET.xml - default.aspx - ...
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Looking for a tutorial on creating SharePoint masterpages as solutions in Visual Studio

I am looking to build some SharePoint masterpages for 2010 and deploy them as WSP solutions to my various SharePoint environments. Are there any good tutorials out there on building a VS solution for ...
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Sharepoint 2010 long path,file name Error during package

Customer made a branch code. I have downloaded new branch and trying to make package. VS returned an error - Error The specified path, file name, or both are too long. The fully qualified file name ...
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How do I Modify Contents of a WSP File?

I've been provided a WSP file that contains a webpart created by another developer. I have been requested to make modifications to the webpart and repackage as a WSP file again. What steps must be ...
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How deploy a WSP with external .dll

I'm here to ask a newbie question... I'm developing a solution for some web site in Sharepoint 2010. No problem to deploy and test... Then I introduce a new project of a DLL in my Solution... when i ...
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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'; ...