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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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 ...
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Error on deploying a site template

I have a web application in which I have few document libraries, lists, picture libraries, workflows and few webparts. The webparts are created using visual studio with the feature site scoped. ...
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Adding ScriptResx.ashx Compatible .Resx files to your SP Solution

I asked a question maybe yesterday or two days ago tops about using ScriptResx.ashx with custom resource files. I noticed that at first my custom file wasn't being rendered through the handler because ...
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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 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. ...
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SharePoint Farm feature not deploying to all members

I have a SharePoint 2010 farm solution (with some timer jobs tied to SPTimerV4 and a LockType of None) that is not deploying it's GAC'ed DLL to all servers in the farm. This timer job must run 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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Deploy to Style Library and Publishing Images using WSP from Visual Studio

Is it possible to deploy some default files to folders like Style Library and Publishing Images from a SharePoint project created on Visual Studio 2010?
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How can I build a .wsp inside of a MSBuild target?

Is there anyway I can build .wsp file using MSBuild target? I am able to pass t:/Package to msbuild.exe but can I pass it MSBuild target too? Do I need to use MAKECAB.exe? I hope not..
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Why custom lists, fields, contenttypes and views stay exist after retracting wsp

I have built a WSP in Visual Studio 2010 for my Sharepoint 2010 portal. In VS I have created some custom lists, fields, content types and views. When I deploy it I see some custom lists, fields, ...
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Windows PowerShell Vs. SharePoint PowerShell for Deployments

I am using Windows Server 2008 R2 with SharePoint 2010. I see two PowerShell tools on this machine: Windows PowerShell and the SharePoint 2010 Management Shell. Does anyone know the difference? Can ...
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How to apply a activated feature/workflow to a list

I have created a global workflow and added it to a SP 2010 site as a solution (which I have activated), but when I go to apply this workflow to my list/library the new workflow template is not in the ...
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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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SharePoint 2010: Application Page: Javascript error: “is not a function”: works on one environment, not on another

I have a SharePoint solution with an Application Page, which references several Javascript files. I have a sandbox server where I test and a production server. I did not set up either of these ...
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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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How can I activate a wsp solution uploaded to solution gallery via code in SharePoint 2013

I'm creating a site definition which provisions a subsite based to a webtemplate(wsp) file. This webtemplate file is packed in a feature containing a module.When the feature is activated the wsp file ...
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What is the significance of Visual Studio Package File and how to use it?

What is the significance of Visual Studio Package File and how to use it? See the image below. Can any one provide an explanation?
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Migrating SharePoint Features from WSS 3.0 to SharePoint 2010

I try to Migrate a SharePoint 2003 (WSS 3.0) to SharePoint 2010. I do it with the detach database method. After I run the test-spcontentdatabase to the restored contentdatabase. I get some errors ...
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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 ...