Why when I create a new feature in VS2010 and deploy it, I see the Features folder has my solution but the name is "Doubled Up". Is this expected behavior? See my sample below:

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14\TEMPLATE\FEATURES\WEC.SPS.Feature.DisableNewFolder_WEC.SPS.Feature.DisableNewFolder

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ok, the nomenclature for this is:


FeatureManifest Location="ProjectName_FeatureName\Feature.xml"


So here is what I did:

  1. Double clicked on my feature to open the feature properties. Searched for the Deployment Path property

  2. Deployment Path = $SharePoint.Project.FileNameWithoutExtension$_$SharePoint.Feature.FileNameWithoutExtension$

Replaced it with:

Deployment Path = $SharePoint.Feature.FileNameWithoutExtension$

Regards, Bismarck


No, I have not come across this - could it be that you have a namespace in your solution that is the same as your project/solution name or your web name? Check that you havent duplicated the name in your solution somewhere.

  • Yes, the Assembly and Namespace are the same. Other than that, its a typical C# project in VS2010. The manifest looks like this: <FeatureManifests> <FeatureManifest Location="WEC.SPS.Feature.DisableNewFolderB_WEC.SPS.Feature.DisableNewFolderB\Feature.xml" /> </FeatureManifests>
    – Bismarck
    Feb 28, 2013 at 16:22

This is the expected behavior. You should be able to change the default feature name in the feature properties window in Visual Studio.

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