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Unexplainable Workflow Issues

Since today I am having some extremely weird Workflow issues. Workflows just appear to stop randomly at the middle where they were working fine yesterday. For example, I have the following three ...
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'Add Solution': Object reference not set to an instance of an object

I have a WebApplication scoped feature and I am getting this error when I deploy. I have searched all over the internet, and the answers I have found are not much help. Here is the code that is ...
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How can I extract the InfoPath forms for a Visual Studio workflow from SharePoint?

I am looking to extract InfoPath forms from a SharePoint environment that are initiation / association forms of a Visual Studio workflow. The solution obviously puts the forms to the features folder ...
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Create Exchange mailboxes and lync accounts through SP

I have a requirement to create exchange mailboxes and lync accounts through sharepoint. Please tell me what will be the ideal way of doing it ? I have thought of enabling RPC on exchange and lync ...
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SP url - Problem with alias

I have a problem when using an alias to access my Sharepoint (2013) site through code. I want to retrieve a document from a SharePoint library. In my browser address bar I can type either : ...
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How to connect Visual Studio 2013 with Sharepoint?

What do I need to connect Visual Studio 2013 to a Sharepoint 2013 intranet site situated on a server that can only be accessed only form inside a local network? Can I do it with Visual Studio Express ...
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Updates are currently disallowed on Get requets, Code behind trying to update list item

I am using the below code to get id from url and get list item, then update it. But i am getting an error Updates are currently disallowed on Get requets. To allow updates on a GET , set ...
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Which event is triggered by SharePoint when the workflow is terminated in VS workflow?

I have created a visual studio workflow (ShaerPoint 2010 sequential workflow). When the workflow is started I am managing the permission on the workflow item. But I have a requirement that when ...
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How To Deploy Files Stored in Layouts From Module

I am trying to deploy a .ASPX file using a module in Visual Studio. In all of the examples I have seen the files to be deployed are stored within the module folder in the Visual Studio project. My ...
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Visual Studio Workflow Set People Field

I am new to Visual Studio Workflows, so please excuse my ignorance. I am having an issue setting the value of a People field. I have an Account Id coming from an InfoPath form. I need my workflow to ...
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SP2013 VS WF - add process dynamically

I'm using VS2013 to create SP2013 Workflow. I need to provide user with ability to choose additional approvers while WF is running. For example, normal approval process route is User A -> User B - > ...
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Problem with redeployment of Fields, Content Types and List Definitions/Instances

What I did: Create an Empty SharePoint Project Create a simple Text Field Test - (re)deployment and retraction of Solution are causing no problems Create Content Type which consists of this one ...
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Do we must need to add hnsc address to host files?

I am facing issue of VS not detecting my sharepoint site url. I know how to fix it, but why bug is not still solved properly ? According to this blog, I should add it to host files, but when i ping ...
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Provider Hosted App in VM

Is it possible to run a provider hosted app from a vm on the same server as Sharepoint? And if so should i do it or is there a better way? Thanks
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What is purpose of 'View' with 'BaseViewID' set to '0' in schema.xml of List Definition?

In Visual Studio 2010 when I create a List Definition the schemal.xml file looks something like this: <Views> <View BaseViewID="0" Type="HTML" MobileView="TRUE" TabularView="FALSE"> ...
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What is the RoadMap of SharePoint and for its Developer community? [closed]

My question is about what is the vision of Microsoft for SharePoint and what ways can we foresee will it affect us, the developers. Will server side technologies remain in priority What ...
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Connect Visual Studio to custom Pages

I would like to connect my Visual Studio to our Sharepoint Sites and edit them. I can see connections in the server explorer, but that is all. Can not open them. I really do want to move away from: ...
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Difference between Assembly Deployment Target set to “GlobalAssemblyCache” or “WebApplication”

When I view the properties for my SharePoint 2010 project I can see an option of Assembly Deployment Target which can be set to either GlobalAssemblyCache or WebApplication. From this question I was ...
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Creating a development Environment SharePoint 2010

I want to install SharePoint on my laptop for development purposes. I'll probably have Windows7/8 in the laptop when purchased. The idea is to have a dual boot system, one for the original Windows7/8 ...
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Create a web template via visual studio

I have a little problem , I'm trying to create a simple web template from Visual Studio using this technique: ...
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Filter a list from a hyperlink?

I currently have a webpart written in C# that displays the latest news headlines from a SharePoint list. What I would like to do from that webpart is that when an item is clicked it returns the full ...
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Recomended starting point for creating custom SharePoint Online workflows with Visual Studio

Not typical question here on StackExchange, but hopefully somebody can point in the right direction to get started. I currently use SPD 2010 to create many workflows on our On Premise instance of ...
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Email current user in people picker

An Admin creates an item in a list. The admin then enters information onto the form. The Admin selects a user from the people picker and saves the item. It will then run a workflow. When the item is ...
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Programmatically enable Auto-approval for permission requests on community site collection

I've done some searching and cannot find a solution anywhere. I'm creating community site collections via event receiver. I need to enable "Auto-approval for permission requests" on each site ...
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Simplest way to connect a Visual Studio SharePoint App to my external Database

Hi all new to developing for SharePoint. As the title indicates I want to connect my Visual Studio SharePoint App that I have created to my external database. I have created the app and it works in ...
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Create Custom Unique ID

I have a requirement to create a unique ID for a list item in SharePoint 2010 where the ID is in the format of [ACC]-[YEAR]-[SEQUENTIAL_INTEGER] but the [SEQUENTIAL_INTEGER] part needs to reset to 1 ...
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Sync word custom properties with sharepoint custom properties

I had a custom property(columm) on a sharepoint library called 'Status'. Whenever we would save a document(.doc) on a library, word woul ask if I wanted to save the .dot template file(Even though it ...
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LookupSPListItemId and Person field in SharePoint 2013 workflow

I'm trying to use the LookupSPListItemId activity in a SharePoint 2013 workflow in Visual Studio. The condition I'm trying to set is when a person field equals a specific person. The problem is I'm ...
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Customize CQWP programmatically

Good morning! I am trying to customize a CQWP through Visual Studio. More precisely, what I have done so far is: Add OOTB CQWP to page Customize Query and Presentation fields CQWP is being ...
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SharePoint .wsp retraction error

I am deploying a solution by Visual Studio. I get the error during Retraction: The solution does not have a WSP file associated with it. I tried to do IISRESET and also to restart the server.
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Is is possible to create App Parts from an MVC project?

"https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/forums/sharepoint/en-US/93f5ec98-5aeb-40b7-add0-0e83280a6555/is-is-possible-to-create-app-parts-from-an-mvc-project" I am now interested to see if I can create an ...
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Custom Action Location on Central Administration

I want to add a custom admin application page in central administration. I successfully deployed a custom Group on the default Central Administration Page with the Elements.xml. But now, I have some ...
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SharePoint 2013 Site Definition Toolbar Type Standard not showing

I have a problem with the toolbar type "standard" in SharePoint 2013. If I insert a XsltListViewWebPart with , there is no "New Element" button. And no "View Choice" and something like that. I've ...
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SPD remove ribbon buttons created in SPD AND in VS sharepoint feature!

2 buttons, one created in VS other in SPD. When I add that SPD button both are visible, when I remove SPD button both disappear! VS button works OK as long as I have at least one SPD made button on ...
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Visual Studio installed on UAT environment

I have UAT environment set up on my client's infrastructure. We don't have Visual Studio installed on it and basically when client reports an error on custom developed features I am digging through ...
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VS Ribbon Button now showing, but its code created in SPD!

I have copied SPD created ribbon code into new Element.xml (VS -> Sharepoint 2013 Project -> Add New item -> Empty Element). I have deleted in SPD that custom action button. Created new feature for ...
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How do I compare a Current List Item Column field in a custom Sequential Workflow ifElseActivity object?

I'm trying to create a Sequential Workflow in Visual Studio to have the same functionality as a Designer Workflow I currently have for calendar items on a SharePoint 2010 site. The functionality in ...
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Visual Studio Sharepoint App add New Item give me “Access Denied”

I think, that VS try to fetch data about site from Sharepoint but use my Windows credentials, which do not have proper permissions in Sharepoint for that site. How do I specify different credentials ...
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How to apply customization through Visual Studio to the SharePoint online?

We have an existing SharePoint online site. Now we are required to introduce some changes in functionality. Can we do it through Visual Studio and send the change to SharePoint Online site? Will it ...
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Warning invalid character display template tag

I get warnings in my display template on some _#= entries, I ignored these for a long time but now I thought, well, let's see if I can find out why it gives me a warning on this. e.g. on the second ...
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how to reload the same web part after insert

I used !IsPostBack in Page_Load function. protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e) { if (!IsPostBack) { }} In my Page_Load function have lot of controls like ...
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Associate external content source with list item

I have a custom list with URL column. This URL will be used for crawling external content (e.g. network folder) and I'd like to associate search results with this list item. e.g. Search result ...
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Why this code does not match?

I currently doing simple custom webpart but this line of code will never works: Hello.ascx.cs if (strName == ConstantHelper.List.MYNAME) { ManageError("group " + strName.Trim() + " and " + ...
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Breakpoints not hitting as 'no symbols loaded'. Visual Studio 2012 c#

I'm attempting to debug an event handler and on the breakpoint I get the message that no symbols have been loaded when attaching to process. Is there any way I can figure out why this is? The ...
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ECB custom action by visual studio

How can I create a new ECB custom action by Visual Studio. Which kind of project do I need to create?
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SharePoint Developement | Necessary to open visual studio with “Run as Administrator”?

I have created new environment for SharePoint development, added developers as domain user in AD. In my comapny there is a policy that no one has administrative prevelages. When I start Visual studio ...
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Starting a SharePoint Site with Visual Studio on Office 365

I have been developing a site with SharePoint Designer and a web browser for awhile and I would like to start customizing the site with Visual Studio. I exported a .wsp file for the site and tried to ...
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Sending email list column from a workflow in an app for SharePoint 2013 guide

I want to send an email to logged in user based on a List in a SharePoint-Hosted App, I want to send the content from the list that the user have added? I want to use Visual Studio to make it ...
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Remote development to SharePoint 2013 with Visual Studio 2013

Referring to the following question: Visual Studio 2013 remote development I have tried this method to setup my environment for remote development to my on-premises SharePoint server. However, it ...
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Sharepoint 2013 state machine workflow change state on item update in another list

I have 2 custom lists. I have State machine workflow with One list. But I need to change the state of workflow based on item updated in another list. I can do this in sequential workflow by ...