I've created a Custom List ('Tooltips') in SharePoint. After this I used SPSource to reverse engineer the list into a feature.

After installing and activating this feature, I want to add this list in a WebPart zone.

When doing this, I get an error message :

Tooltips: List View Web Part could not be added, list may be hidden.

What's wrong with the list?


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<Feature Id="70d49f3d-233a-482d-97e3-dcec2c236171"
         Title="MyApp - Tooltips"
         Description="Creates a Tooltips list which can be used for mouse-over texts in InfoPath and FormWrapper."
         ReceiverAssembly="MyApp.WebServices, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=1de0ffdb1fdf1b80"
    <ElementManifest Location="elements.xml" />
    <ElementManifest Location="tooltips_manifest.xml" />
    <ElementFile Location="Tooltips\schema.xml" />
    <ElementFile Location="Tooltips\DispForm.aspx" />
    <ElementFile Location="Tooltips\EditForm.aspx" />
    <ElementFile Location="Tooltips\NewForm.aspx" />
    <ElementFile Location="Tooltips\AllItems.aspx" />


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
<Elements xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/sharepoint/">

schema.xml download schema.xml

  • Maybe post your feature.xml, elements.xml and schema.xml and we can try to reproduce the error. – Paul Lucas Mar 26 '10 at 20:03
  • OK, xml files added. – Stef Heyenrath Mar 29 '10 at 8:20
  • Ok I haven't checked it out yet but... Your elements.xml file is obviously empty. What I was after is your ListTemplate definition which I assume is in tooltips_manifest.xml? A couple of other questions... What does your feature receiver do? Do your custom forms have any modifications? – Paul Lucas Mar 29 '10 at 15:48

Order of operations? Are you trying to add it to the zone before the list was created?


I would check logs and safe control entry in web config file. For debugging SP issues check http://blog.thekid.me.uk/archive/2007/07/25/debugging-tips-for-sharepoint-and-wss-exceptions.aspx

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