I have created a custom content type that uses several custom fields that I created in the same project.

When I deploy the content type for the first time it works fine. When I try to deploy subsequent versions it errors out during the deploy from visual studio with:

The field with Id {ef6deded-1c4f-484d-8f5d-98890ebb6d66} defined in feature {45157d10-6480-4311-ad90-f9df4b896f8a} was found in the current site collection or in a subsite.

How can I get around this? Can I not update a custom content type after I have deployed it?

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    What do you mean by subsequent version? Are you using FEATURE versioning? what's the "Deployment Conflict Resolution" property (VS.NET property window) of Content Type Node? – Ashish Patel Jul 6 '11 at 2:32

Is it correct you didn't install VS2010 SP1? After installation of SP1 I don't think it will happen again. When you're not able to install it now, you can restart Visual Studio and try to deploy the solution again.

  • Yeah rebooting fixed it. How do I check with Service packs have been installed? – Abe Miessler Jul 6 '11 at 21:58
  • I guess you have to check the Help->About screen. – Anita Boerboom Jul 7 '11 at 6:11
  • Yeah, thats where I looked. Didn't see anything one way or the other. Must be SP1 – Abe Miessler Jul 7 '11 at 16:12

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