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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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'; ...
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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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Making a cab file with ddf (to create a wsp solution package)

I am trying to Create a ddf file for my custom list feature using tutorial given in this link Create a wsp using ddf but in this link there isn't enough Information like what is the directory ...
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Error on Activate Features on deploying SharePoint Skin

Error occurred in deployment step 'Activate Features': Object reference not set to an instance of an object. I just can't figure out where the error is occuring. Found some blog posts concerning the ...
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Solution Deployed Successfully but Web parts not available

I'm running into a deployment problem in my sharepoint 2010 environment. I built a small 'Hello World' type web part in visual studio 2010 and then deployed to my development environment via visual ...
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Can't find workflow deployed as WSP solution

I am new to SharePoint, sorry if answer to my question is obvious. I am trying to deploy my very simple workflow as WSP package, it deploys without errors, I activate it, but I can't find my workflow ...
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Deploy multiple wsp versions to different webapps in the same farm

Im working on a newer version (2.0) of my sharepoint2010 wsp (which contains several features and webparts). I have dev+test servers which have a webapp each with v1.0 of wsp. In the newer version ...
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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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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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This powershell runs but why is it so slow

I ran this powershell which automates wsp addition, activate, deploy web parts and it runs fine. However, it takes about 3 minutes to go through the whole process. Is this norm? = = = powershell code ...
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Custom Add New Item Form Not Loading After Solution Upgrade

On my farm solution, I am creating custom Site Collection Definition, Content Type and new List based on that Content Type. For the List, I created custom form and added it to the list Schema.xml as ...
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Activate features on subsite Sharepoint 2010

I have a problem when I activate the feature on the subsite. I try to create a wsp package with the module and feature. In the module I have stp files (list templates). <?xml version="1.0" ...
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Deploying SharePoint 2010 WSP to MOSS 2007

Please help me on this. Is it possible to deploy a WSP solution developed in SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2007. I know this is very akward question, but right now I am asked this very same question ...
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Error Deploying Solution - returns The feature path 'myfeaturename' must be of the form 'directory/feature.xml'

Let me start out by saying I'm sure WSP builder or STSdev is the way to go, but I can't use those where I work, so I'm having to do this all manually. So here's where I am. I have created a simple ...
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Updating an uncustomized master page deployed as a wsp solution

I deployed an uncustomized master page as a SP 2010 Server farm solution using these instructions http://plekky.com/blog/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=11 Now I need to update the master page. I edited it ...
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Adding content to an existing SharePoint solution file (WSP)

I want to add a list, library, and custom web part to an existing .WSP file. I cracked open the existing .WSP file (renamed it to .cab and extracted it) and it contains list instance templates, ...
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Completely remove a WSP from SharePoint

What is the best way to completely remove a WSP from SharePoint? SO when you reinstall it again from scatch it thinks it is a clean install?
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How do I efficiently deploy a SharePoint project first to a test environment, then production?

I am still struggling to find an efficient way to handle deployment in SharePoint 2010. It seems as if this wasn't thought throught very well by Microsoft. I've had a look at the ideas here. These ...
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Error occurred in deployment step 'Add Solution': Index (zero based)

Error occurred in deployment step 'Add Solution': Index (zero based) must be greater than or equal to zero and less than the size of the argument. Getting this error on deployment both from CA and ...
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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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Retract solution in sharepoint 2010

How to retract a sharepoint solution without having remaining list intances, workflows, data etc?
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SharePoint Online web template debugging

I'm trying to develop a custom web template to use with SharePoint Online. I created an empty web online and saved it as a template (without content). I then loaded that WSP into Visual Studio and ...
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SharePoint 2010 Deployment: WSPBuilder 2010 or MSBUILD?

I'm new to SharePoint (SP) deployment. I need to deploy a SharePoint Foundation (SPF) 2010 solution. Currently, while debugging, I've been deploying it locally a la CTRL+F5. This generates the WSP ...
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Is it possible to export a site workflow?

If I have a Site Workflow on my development machine, what's the best way to deploy it onto the production system which is hosted on Microsoft SharePoint Online? I have found a way of doing it which ...
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What permissions are needed to deploy a WSP to SharePoint 2010?

In an attempt to make sure that developers have the appropriate rights, I'm trying to find documentation on what rights are needed to deploy WSP files to SharePoint 2010 (via stsadm or otherwise). ...
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Removing references to old Solution Workflow files

As part of an upgrade to Sharepoint 2010 from 2007, I've been removing old FAB40 templates by using the following process for each FAB40 solution; Delete any sites which use the solution, and ensure ...
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How can I avoid “service unavailable”/“recompiling” when deploying solutions

The topic says a lot. I'm looking for a way to avoid that ugly "service unavailable" page when you deploy a solution. Also, I would like some theory on it, as I'm not sure I understand it completely. ...
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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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Building VS 2010 projects for SharePoint 2010 & 2007

I am curious if anybody else out there is trying to development a single SharePoint product that works with both SP2007 and SP2010, and what approach you have taken to structure your Visual Studio ...
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Possible to modify the contents of a WSP through code?

I have a base WSP and I would like to create an automated process to update one of the files that it contains (an XML file). Is there anything in the Object Model that would allow me to do this? ...
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What is the recommended best practice for updating a SharePoint Solution (WSP)?

What is the best way to update a SharePoint solution in a multi-server production environment? We have 2 Web Front Ends which are hardware load balanced and 1 application server. I don't want to ...