Questions tagged [feature-activation]

A feature-activation is a process which makes a feature active programatically, using power shell or through a web interface. A feature needs to be active in order to be used.

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Sharepoint 2010 failed to apply web.config modifications to Web Application

I have a SharePoint solution deployed into a specific web application on the production SharePoint site. When I try to enable the feature from the site features in Site Settings I get an error saying ...
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Activating a WebApplication scoped feature on a single web app touches all web app web.configs

I have a WebApplication scoped feature, and I have set ActivateOnDefault to false, to prevent the feature from being activated on every web application when installed. The feature is a simple ...
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SPListCollection.EnsureSitePagesLibrary() throwing SPException (specified title already exists in this Web site)

I am attempting to call SPListCollection.EnsureSitePagesLibrary() upon FeatureActivated. The method is throwing the following exception: Microsoft.SharePoint.SPException: A list, survey, discussion ...
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“Thread abort exception” in event receiver after adding a solution?

I am developing an event receiver for the web provisioned event. It does quite a few things, culminating to add and deploying a solution and activating a feature from it. When I do the following: ...
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error creating blog subsite in code

Im creating a blog subsite in the featureactivated event but it errors out everytime i activate the feature. looking at the logs i can see there is an access denied entry however the blog subsite is ...
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Does the SPField.OnAdded() method get called from a CAML deployment?

If I create a custom list definition and instance in CAML, as part of a feature, and I have included a custom field as part of that list, will that field's OnAdded() method get called when the feature ...
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How does SP resolve web.config modifications?

Specifically, if my code makes a change to the web.config to enable the ScriptResource.axd HttpHandler, and then another third party app comes along and also 'adds' the config entry (it doesn't add a ...
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Add script reference to all pages in a site collection when a feature is activated

I'd like to have a feature which adds a script reference to all pages in a site collection when activated. This seems like a scenario where I should just modify the master page, but for it to affect ...
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Feature Activated Event not triggered when creating a new sub site with web template

When I create a new site I have a Web Scoped FeatureActivated event that I would like to run. The feature does get Activated but the FeatureActivated event is not triggered. The site is created with ...
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Unable to delete List during solution deactivate

I have two list that I need to delete when a solution is deactivated and removed. But my code doesn't seems to be working. I am trying to delete and remove the quicklinks to the lists in ...
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Can't find WebApplication scoped feature

I've deployed a wsp that has 2 features. The one scoped at a web level is listed where I'd expect to see it and activates without a problem. The feature scoped at a web application can't be found ...
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Getting SPWeb Object in two ways

I want to access SPWeb object in feature under its FeatureActivated method. There are two ways to do this: Public Override void FeatureActivated(SPFeatureReceiverProperties properties) { //Method 1 ...
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Convert site to a publishing site

I need to activate publishing features on certain sites without losing their site content (lists and libraries). The publishing feature is activated in site collection. When I try to activate the ...
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Why do i have to activate my web features before i can create a website

I have created a web template using visual studio 2010, it has two features. Feature1 - Contains WebTemplate element (scoped site) Feature2 - Contains List Definitions (scoped web) I package, upload ...
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SharePoint 2010: How to control order in which web features are applied

We have a site defined in onet.xml. The site has 5 features: some standard, some custom. One of the standard ones is the team site. On activation of our feature we would link to copy files into the ...
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Unable to get list “Calendar” list in feature while creating site

I want to create custom calendar list programatically. SPListTemplate template = web.ListTemplates["Calendar"]; var newListID = web.Lists.Add(fromTitle, description, template); But i cannot do this ...
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Associate my custom feature to default publishing site template with FeatureSiteTemplateAssociation

I want to have an event receiver on site collection creation, but it is not available. So as an alternative way i think of writing a custom feature, and associating it with the default publishing site ...
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Enable-SPFeature not working

I am using PowerShell script to deploy and activate a feature in the same script. Everything works fine and I can see my feature in the Sharepoint Root folder (14 hive). I run it using Farm Admin. ...
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How do i create a feature in web template?

I have created a web template in visual studio, it includes the standard element file and onet file, it also has a feature which is scoped to site level. All this works fine, i can deploy it and can ...
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Automatically Activate Feature when subsite created

I have created a web template with 2 features, one is scoped site (to create web template) and the other is scoped web (this is for creating a list instance) Every time i deploy the solution and ...
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Access exceptions when trying to add a content type to list

In the following method, 'list' is simply an SPList ("Documents"). I'm attempting to add ContentTypes to the list and then update it. This code is found in the FeatureActivated event of an event ...
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Difference betweeen SPSite.Features.Add(…) and SPWeb.Features.Add(…)

I have created a Feature named Feature1. Feature1 is activated in a SharePoint site. I create a Web Part that contains the following code. SPSite site = new SPSite("http://intranet/site1"); SPWeb ...
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rootWeb.AllProperties[“__InheritsCustomMasterUrl”] = “True”; not working

I am developing a branding project, in this project i have custom master page, i can successfully deploy it and automatically apply to the root web. But i want all the subsites inherit the master page ...
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How to activate feature in a custom site

I have created a publishing web template. Now I need to activate a feature once the site is provisioned. In order to achieve this, I've created an event receiver with something like this: public ...
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waiting for a feature to be activated when the SPWeb is created completly

I have created a web scoped feature. In FeatureActivated method I try to GetLimitedWebPartManager from default.aspx file. But the web has not been created yet and default.aspx does not exists.
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Sandboxed Solution to create a Document Library and enabling manual declartion as record

I need to create a SharePoint Feature, when activated needs to create a Document Library and then enable the manual declaration as record. Following is the code which is working fine in a Console ...
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Web-scoped Feature falsely activated during Visual Studio deployment

In Visual Studio I have a solution containing two features with their Scope set to "Web". These two features work as expected but the only thing that is going "wrong" is that they are activated when I ...
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Hide a feature in Site Collection Administration => Features area

I have a feature with webparts that needs to be activated using powershell. I need a way to either hide the feature on the Site Collection Administration => Features (under Site Settings) or to ...
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What is the Correct Way to Deploy Solutions in Foundation 2010 Via C# API

I am on a team developing a "portal" for SharePoint Foundation 2010. I am responsible for making the installer which sets up a new instance of SharePoint. It handles more than just the installation ...
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How would a Web Application feature knows on activation that which web app its supposed to run on

Scenario can be read on My other Question Further to that question, why would a web application has timer job definition that it hasn't been deployed to. this is the code I am using for feature ...
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Custom Site Content type is not getting mapped for the required taxonomy field

I have a custom project site template which is coded in c#.net VS 2010, I have deployed the projects related to the project site template into central admin through VS After deploying the solution I ...
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Problem activating feature on child webs

I have a feature that is manually activated. In a feature receiver I also activate the feature on any child SPWebs in existence. I would like some code to run only on the SPWeb where the feature is ...
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Cant´t activate a custom feature with PowerShell but with the GUI

I want to activate a custom feature with PowerShell on a few sites in my environment. When I´m doing this job over the GUI, everything is perfect. But when I´, doing it with my script, the feature ...
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Custom delegate is applied even if the feature is deactivated

I have a question regarding a feature. Situation: I have a feature that is farm scoped, with this feature I deploy a delegate control (xml file), this file refers to cs code. So I've added that file ...
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SharePoint 2010 - Enable farm scope feature via powershell

I have deployed a solution with farm scope feature. I am able to activate / deactivate feature via "Manage Farm feature". I want to do this via power shell : When i try to activate feature "Enable-...
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How to catch the feature activate time

I am trying to write one program such that, when ever a feature is activated then it should display the activated time in the sharepoint list. for that i written following code. public class ...
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Site Scope Feature dependent on a Web Scope Feature

On the root web for my site collection I need to make sure a web scope feature is turned on. In the feature EventReceiver I can turn on the feature progamtically. How can I stop the user turning the ...
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When Re-activating Feature, All Content Shows Up Twice

Let me preface this by saying that I am brand new to Sharepoint, so the answer to this question may be obvious. I have a blog feature on one of my Sharepoint sites that I need to make changes to. ...
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Deploy solution using powershell

I have a solution with 4 projects to automatically some processes in Sharepoint.these projects are: WebPartProject: Create a custom webpart CreateTemplate: Create 2 documents libraries (with columns),...
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How can I make sure the features in my solution activate in the correct order?

I'm working on a fairly large SharePoint 2010 project. We have broken up the code into a number of solutions, each containing a number of features which we deploy via powershell and activate in the ...
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Сan't programmaticaly activate the Publishing Feature for the Blog site

I'm developed a solution for stapling features. in my solution are located two projects, one project contains a module which consist the id features, what I want to attach to the sites collections and ...
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Is SPFeatureCollection.Add method asynchronous?

I have a quite complex application that is split into several features. In order to hide this complexity, I set the IsHidden property of the feature to true, then have created a "master" feature. ...
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Feature not activating after sharepoint 2007 upgrade to sharepoint 2010

After the 2007 to 2010 SharePoint upgrade i have taken notice that when i try to activate a feature under the site collection admin for a root site page and also with manage site features i keep on ...
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“Master” feature?

I'm building a complex application that is composed by multiples features of different kind. I want to avoid having all features individually able to be activated from the site admin page. What my ...
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Debugging SPFeatureReceiver

I have built an SPFeatureReceiver and am trying to debug it by attaching to the w3wp.exe process. No matter what I do no breakpoints are ever hit. Here are my steps Build and Package the solution ...
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Hooking feature reciever issue

I have invalidly hooked feature reciever. Feature has two configuration files The first, SharePoint looks like this: < feature xmlns:dm0="http://schemas.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/2008/DslTools/...
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List Instances not created on Feature Activation for Initial Deployment

I have two features, a Content Type feature that contains the content type and list definitions, and a List feature that creates the List Instances from the list definitions. Both features auto-...
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Using a feature receiver to add a directory to the web applications folder

Wondering if someone knows how to add a directory/folder to the web applications folder within IIS using a feature event receiver (FeatureActivated). Any help appreciated.
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Access Denied when activating features implementing SPFeatureReceiver?

We've developed several features who implement the SPFeatureReceiver interface. When trying this out in the development environment it first failed until I found this script from the MSDN: function ...
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Listadded events on My Site omits Personal and Shared Documents creation

I want to have a feature which will change some settings on every list on My Site. Problem is i cant change settings for two main list: Shared and Personal Documents. For testing I have web feature ...