We've developed a custom Visual Web Part using Visual Studio 2010 for Sharepoint 2010 Server.
The webpart gets deployed when executed from VS (F5), so we can add it wherever we want using Sharepoint Designer for example.
But we need to use a more automated way for deployment, so I found it can be done using Powershell.
So the steps we did was the following:
- In Vistual Studio 2010: Build > Package to generate the .wsp
- Copied the .wsp to the /bin directory inside the Sharepoint website IIS dir (
C:\inetpub\wwwroot\wss\VirtualDirectories\31953\binin this case, because is running on port 31953)
- In Sharepoint 2010 Management Shell executed the following commands:
Add-SPSolution -LiteralPath "C:\inetpub\wwwroot\wss\VirtualDirectories\31953\bin\OutContext.wsp" Install-SPSolution -Identity OutContext.wsp -WebApplication http://servername:31953 -GACDeployment
Then opened the site in Sharepoint Designer, try to find the webpart inside Insert > Webpart menu (under Custom category) but I couldn't find anything.
Any idea what I'm doing wrong?