I am building a SharePoint 2010 solution in Visual Studio 2012. When I deploy the solution, the features are automatically being activated. How do I disable this? Other answers have mentioned the "ActivateOnDefault" option, but I do not see this anywhere.
Web application scoped features are automatically activated at WSP deployment.
This is controlled by the
ActivateOnDefault property you can find in the property window of the feature in VS. See https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms436075.aspx and the