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Developing in Windows 8 without Sharepoint installed

I'm trying to install a development environment for Sharepoint (update: 2010) in a Windows 8 box without installing Sharepoint localy. I managed to have VS (2012 by the way) creating SP projects - I ...
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Deploying workflows from Visual Studio problems

I recently ran into a problem while trying to deploy WSP containing workflow 2013 SPIs. Visual Studio 2012 couldn't delete workflows and workflow associations during deployment process.
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Get a specific List in Visual Studio 2012 Workflow (Sharepoint 2013)

designing a visual studio workflow for SP 2013 I wonder how to get values of list items from another list than current list. My workflow is not bound to a list has to access items of another list ...
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How to connect SharePoint 2013 and Visual Studio 2012 to create a simple form?

I am a beginner when it comes to SharePoint so please bear with me, I apologize in advance for my inaccuracies. Here is what I need to do... I need to build a form in C# .NET in VS 2012, deploy it ...
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WritingCustomExceptions to EventViewer using SPDiagnosticsservice

I want to write my customexception to eventviewer , After doing some research I found that I can do that using SPDiagnosticsservice Class. I want to override SPDiagnosticsService and write my ...
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Users can see (and approve!) each other's tasks

Is there a quick and easy way to prevent users from seeing and approving each other's tasks? I do NOT want to create a task list per user and would like to avoid setting up item level permissions / ...
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Create document library structure in a Vs2012 project

Is it possible to create a Visual Studio 2012 project containing multiple document libraries with folders and subfolders that can be builded/deployed to a sharepoint site? My need is to deploy the ...
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Developing for SharePoint 2013 using Visual Studio 2012 offline installer

I am behind a corporate firewall and the company I work for has VS 2012 Ultimate. I want to start developing for SharePoint 2013 using VS 2012. I found out later that the default installation does not ...
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VS Package Designer File Icons - What do they mean?

In a Mapped Folder what do these two different icons indicate about each file? This is just for illustration, the same file is not being deployed twice SharePoint 2013 Visual Studio 2012 Thanks
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ActivityNotFoundException during feature activation

I have a workflow 2013 included in Full trust solution (WSP). When I add a variable of type DynamicValue to the workflow and try to deploy the solution using VS 2012 I get the error during feature ...
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Can't use the Google API's in a SharePoint Online Visual Studio project

I'm developing a SharePoint Online app in Visual Studio 2012. I have added a link to the Google API JavaScript file. And as you can see from the screenshot's below taken from Chrome developer tools ...
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the name 'initializecontrol' does not exist in the current context visual studio 2013

I am encountering this error when I create a visual web part in Visual Studio 2012: the name 'initializecontrol' does not exist in the current context visual studio 2013 Edit 1: the error appears ...
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using $SPUrl when developing visual web part via visual studio 2013 or 2012 and ascx.g.cs file gets empty!

Im developing a Visual Web part for SharePoint 2010 via Visual Studio 2013. And i want to add css link to visual web part in .ascx file like this: <SharePoint:CssRegistration Name="<% ...
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Custom Workflow Feature not available in Site Features or Site Collection Features

I have a Sequential Workflow created in Visual Studio. In VS I can right click and deploy the package without issue. On the TEST environment I use the command add-spsolution and then deploy it to my ...
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How to resolve “One or more field types are not installed properly” Error

I have an SP 2010 Visual Studio 2012/13 solution that creates Site Columns and a document library. The site columns are created correctly since I can see and verify them. The problem I have is with ...
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Add a visual web part to the default page of the custom site definition via ONET.xml file

We have created a SharePoint solution with custom site definition and a simple visual Webpart using Visual Studio 2012. The purpose of the solution would be to add the custom visual webpart to the ...
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SP 2013 VS Workflow error “MTW Client is invalid”

When deploying a Workflow enabled app from Visual Studio (2012/2013), receive the error "MTW Client is invalid". More of the same error in the ULS logs. SharePoint 2013 designer Workflows deploy ...
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Overriding Sharepoint 2013 Web Parts in VS 2012

I'd like to override Content Search Web Part (SharePoint 2013) and I found following articles on this subject Dev Help: SharePoint 2013 Content Search Web Part (CSWP) in Variation Sites SharePoint ...
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Custom Ribbon button in Calendar event edit form SP2013

I am trying to define a ribbon button that appears in the calendar new event and/or modify event form using Visual Studio. I am perfectly able to have a ribbon button appear in the list view and ...
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Update an existing SharePoint 2013 visual studio workflow

An article gave me the below steps to perform the update: Change the workflow assembly's version number Update the workflow assembly version number in the attribute of the Workflow element in ...
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Deploy SharePoint 2010 Project to SharePoint 2013

How to deploy a SharePoint 2010 wsp to a SharePoint 2013 site?
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how to install “Microsoft Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2012” without “Web Platform Installer”?

I have visual studio 2012 ultimate for practice , now I want to do SharePoint 2013 development through that. Generally I should download "Microsoft Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2012" ...
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Sharepoint 2013 workflow internal status goes to Canceled with a System.FormatException

I am running a workflow attached with task pages. The workflow has been designed in visual studio 2012. After completing the first task page, the internal status of the workflow will change to ...
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How to Add Custom Action To Task List in SharePoint 2013?

In one of my POC, there is a requirement to create custom action Ribbon menu for Task List. After lot of research I have tried below code snippet in empty module to add custom action. ...
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SharePoint 2010 web part on 2013 SharePoint environment

Can I create a 2010 visual web part on SharePoint 2013 environment using visual studio 2012
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SharePoint 2013 task url issue

Possible Duplicate I am working on SharePoint 2013 visual studio workflow, while creating the single task activity email body, I am using '%TaskSpecial: TaskUrl%' token <a ...
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Cancel a save of a list item, but still run the workflow

Is it possible to cancel a save of a list item but still run the workflow. How would I go about doing this? Example: I save an item in a list. It runs the workflow, but the save item does not appear ...
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Update current list item c#

When using a custom workflow activity with elevated privileges to create an item in a list. It creates two instead of one. What I am doing is that when a user create an item in the list . It displays ...
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SharePoint 2010 Farm Solution Deployment Error Using Non-admin Accounts

I am trying to deploy a farm solution using Visual Studio 2012 on SharePoint 2010. I receive the following error when I try to build or deploy using any admin group accounts other than the Farm Admin ...
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Deploy VS solution (List) to all users' “My Site”

I wrote a custom document library that we use to manage our Proof of Activities at work. I used VS2012 for development and our portal is based on SP2013. Is there any way besides PowerShell to ...
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What is the correct way to grant permissions needed for Visual Studio 2012/2013 to connect to SharePoint 2013?

I'm attempting to use the "Empty Project" template in Visual Studio 2012 or Visual Studio 2013 and I'm having trouble determining the least-privilege way to do so. When attempting to add an event ...
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Modify SharePoint sandbox manifest.xml

I need to modify the SharePoint sandbox manifest.xml. Can any one help me with how I can do this?
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“Unselect All” features when importing a site template to Visual Studio 2012?

In Visual Studio 2012 I'm importing a WSP of a site template using the "SharePoint Customization Wizard." The list of features displays with all items selected. I only want to import a couple ...
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Ordering Custom Properties

I am working on a Client WebPart, and while doing some simple debugging against office 365, i noticed that no matter how i structured the custom properties in the query string they were always laid ...
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In List Design View, List is disabled

I have two lists that the List toolbar item (Columns/Views/List) is disabled. Attempting to click does nothing. I've also noticed that when I deploy it, they don't render appropriately. For example, ...
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Where i can override the OnInit method

I need to write the following farm solution to override the InInit method as follow:- protected override void OnInit(EventArgs e) { var request = HttpContext.Current.Request; ...
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Develop Sharepoint 2013 web parts from client using VS 2012

How I can develop my visual web parts from my client using VS 2012? When I want to create a sharepoint 2013 project I receive a message that sharepoint server does not installed on my client. Is ...
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Create infopath form using visual studio 2012 and bind it to list

Can we create infopath form with visual studio ? and can we bind the same with list ? please give me some links to do this task
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Visualstudio 2012 sharepoint workflow toolbox not visible

I want to create a designer custom action in SharePoint 2013. I use visualstudio 2012 but i can't view SharePoint toolbox . I want to create an activity with createtaskwithcontenttype . Thanks
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Missing “Deploy”-Button Visual Studio 2012

Yesterday I have installed Visual Studio 2012 Premium on my SharePoint 2013 Development Machine. I also installed the Office Developer Tools to get the SP2013 Project templates. Opening my SP 2010 ...
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Workflow.xaml - Copy to SharePoint root

When I'm writing Assemblies, I can copy to GAC and avoid re-deploying them each time I want to make a code change. When I'm writing ASPX forms, I can copy them to SharePoint root, maybe give an IIS ...
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Create list/app on SharePoint 2013 Online using Visual Studio 2013 [closed]

I'm working on sharePoint 2013 Online. I try to create list using Visual Studio 2013. Only way that I have found is to create an app. But how I can build app without this address: and how to display ...
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Visual Studio 2012 not deploying SharePoint 2013 Workflow

I am trying to deploy a workflow (list or site) to an app web via a SharePoint Hosted App solution in Visual Studio 2012. Once I deploy the app, I noticed that the workflow isn't available in the ...
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Sharepoint List with Custom Form: setting the Content Type

I've been developing a list with custom forms using Sharepoint 2010 using this excellent article: ...
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Object refenrece not set to instance of an object - list template items

This may be a duplicate, because this error is pretty common in every part of sharepoint. However, the search function didn't find anything for my particular problem. To the problem: I have a List ...
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Upload clickonce to sharepoint

I'm following this tutorial to upload a clickonce application to sharepoint. This is my Elements.xml: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <Elements ...
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VS2012: Visual Webparts Properties not showing?

I've created a Sharepoint 2010 Visual Webpart in Visual Studio 2012. The structure of the template that it generates is slightly different than in VS 2010. Previously, it would create the Webpart ...
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Created a visual webpart for office 365 and getting error

This is the error, It's just a simple visual web part i created as sandbox, please guide Getting Error Message for Exception System.Security.SecurityException: That assembly does not allow ...
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SP2013 - Console app on DEV server unable to connect to PROD site

I'm working on a console application in VS2012 installed on my SP2013 dev server. The app is called from a command line and sets up a new FBA account using info provided by the user. When it reaches ...
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Trying to setup a Provider hosted app

We have an on-premise installation of sharepoint 2013 with an app domain configured. So far so good, I can create a Sharepoint Provider hosted app, where the Web-project runs on a local IIS. The ...