I am making a visual web part in SP 2010 using visual studio 2010.
I want it so that when I add and deploy my wsp file, it should by default keep the site collection feature activated for the web part.
Is there a way to do this? Maybe add some special xml to the feature file?
Also I noticed that the first time I deployed it, it was not active, then I activated the feature. Then from that point, if I ever try to retract and remove, then add and deploy, the feature is activated by default. Can anyone explain whats going on here? I would expect the feature to be inactivated by default...