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Questions tagged [feature]

set of functionality that can be turned on at a particular scope level

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Explain it to me: SharePoint deployment scope, solution and features

There are different levels of scope for deployment, but I have not been able to find a definitive explaination of when each applies and what the restrictions are that require loosening (or tightening) ...
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What is “feature stapling”?

I've seen the term "feature stapling" used around this site and some blogs. What exactly does this mean? My best guess is that it has something to do with dynamically activating features from other ...
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How to remove orphaned features

I found some orphaned features under _layouts/ManageFeatures.aspx?Scope=Site but they do not show up when I list them up with powershell (get-spgetfeature -site url). They are not in 14 hive and ...
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How do I find in which (sub)sites a WebPart/Feature is used?

I need to find out on which (sub)sites a certain webpart is used. In a data sharing environment with many subsites and pages, I want to check if and where certain (third party) webparts are used. Is ...
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List of best practices on structuring SharePoint 2010 solutions

I am looking for good guidance on how to structure a SharePoint Solution including: Visual Studio Project Structure Features (how to separate features) Namespaces When to use multiple project ...
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Is feature activation code allowed in Web Template Project?

I created a empty project added module copy onet.xml and default.aspx from layout/template/sts directory to my project and added to my project Ran F-5 to debug and it seems to be working Now I need to ...
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Can't hide the title column in a custom content type

I'm building a custom content type. I've set a bunch of site columns I add to the content type. The content type is used in a custom list definition within a ContentTypeRef node. I'm also willing to ...
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Deploy/bind event receivers to lists in single feature

I need to develop and deploy an event receiver (A) to a specific document library <1> and another event receiver (B) to another specific email-enabled document library <2>; both document ...
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How to customize Feature image for a sandbox solution?

I'd like to add my own icon graphic to a feature. I found out that the ImageUrl attribute in the feature.xml definition points to the /_layouts/IMAGES folder which is out of scope for sandboxed ...
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Sharepoint 2010 - Deploy webpart as Feature scope = web

I want to create and deploy a web part as web-scoped feature. In Visual Studio 2010, when I make the feature scope=web, I cannot add the webpart to that feature as I am able to do when scope=site.
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Farm scope Event Receiver

For some security reasons on one of our farm level solutions, we need to limit some actions using Event Receiver-FileMoving event. However, as known, event receivers can be deployed only by Site or ...
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Does Update-SPSolution trigger a SPFeature.Upgrade()?

I'm looking into Feature versioning and upgrading in SharePoint 2010 and I don't know exactly if the Update-SPSolution cmdlet triggers a SPFeature.Upgrade(). Are <UpgradeActions> elements ...
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Access Document ID from a different Site Collection

I have the Document ID Service feature enabled in a Site Collection. I have a Records Center site provisioned in a different Site Collection - within the same web application. If I create a document ...
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How can I show an Application page on Feature Activation?

We are developing a custom module for SharePoint. The custom module is based upon SmartPart which means we have created UserControls. There was a problem with SmartPart deployment method as it ...
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Error occurred in deployment step 'Activate Features' - When feature stapling to My Sites

I am trying to deploy a feature to My Sites in SharePoint 2010 and nothing seems to be working. I did this perfectly fine on the test environment but can't seem to get it working on the production ...
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How to package a template of a PowerView report inside a SharePoint feature?

What we have: Project server 2016 on prem, with associated SharePoint sites A web part that performs metric calculations based on tasks in Project data stored in Project Server. This web part is ...
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Problem with defining Site Columns in a feature

Why the titles are blank (for example, I go to setting, site columns and select the group. I see all four columns but their title are missing. like, pobox, firstclassdate, deliverytype, carrier) for ...
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Using solutions and features in creation/branding of SharePoint websites

I am new to SharePoint website creation and branding and I need your advice. For my first SharePoint site I have done the following: 1- Created/edited a master page. 2- Added CSS and JavaScript ...
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SharePoint Feature - adding reference dll in package?

I have a feature which is referencing a custom library. How can I include this dll in the SharePoint 2010 package so that it is registered in the gac?
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Adding multiple controls to AdditionalPageHead

My question is regarding the delegate control AdditionalPageHead, as we know it allows multple controls to be loaded. My questions are: How to add multiple controls? I want that the different ...
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Feature based XML vs. Object Model: Which is better for content type development?

I've been researching a few different ways to create content types and I recently discovered that you can use the Object Model to do this. All of the examples I have found online typically use XML ...
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Activating Publishing Feature breaks because of custom Master?

This issue is related to this post. I get an error message when the publishing feature is activated on sites of certain types. This means that I also get an error message when I create certain sites ...
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Making a cab file with ddf (to create a wsp solution package)

I am trying to Create a ddf file for my custom list feature using tutorial given in this link Create a wsp using ddf but in this link there isn't enough Information like what is the directory ...
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Including Description with Page Layout

I'm deploying a couple of custom page layouts as part of a feature for SharePoint 2010, and am having issues including the description with the page layout. I'm looking to include descriptive text as ...
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When I create a folder programmatically get the error “Invalid item data — missing FileRef”

I am trying to add programmatically the desired Folder. I do the following foreach (SPListItem reparto in reparti.Items) { var folder = dl.Items.Add(dl.RootFolder.ServerRelativeUrl, ...
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Include JavaScript in a feature

I remember seeing somewhere that you can include an external JavaScript file in a SharePoint feature if it is in the _layouts folder. For the life of me I can't remember how to do this!
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How to access a file in the current url or _layouts folder?

My code behind code from the aspx webpage uses a transform.xsl to do some custom xslt transformation. Scenario 1: Try to get the file from the _layouts folder. SPWeb web = SPContext.Current.Web; ...
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Unable to modify SPWebApplication properties from feature receiver - Access Denied

The scope of the feature is Web. SPWeb site = (SPWeb)properties.Feature.Parent; site.AllowUnsafeUpdates = true; // Set the Web Application's default error page SPSite siteCollection = new SPSite(...
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How to remove Feature from site?

Someone in my company installed a test feature on a live site. Now I'm trying to clean up this test feature, and am not sure where all to look to get rid of the one feature that I have left. This is ...
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What features do I have to activate to get Content search web part (CSWP)

I thought that by enabling: SharePoint Server Publishing Infrastructure (Site collection feature) SharePoint Server Standard Site features (Site feature) I would get the content search web part, but ...
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The site template requires that the Feature {GUID} be installed in the farm or site collection

I thought Microsoft did a good job documenting sp2010. I am so frustrated that I can't find anything related to this. I have a web template project. All I want is to run bunch of code when a web is ...
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Why won't my site column deploy from an elements file?

See Can site columns be deployed in sandboxed solutions? for background on this. I've tried to reproduce the sandboxed feature with a site column as built by Hilton Giesenow shown on How Do I: Create ...
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How to efficiently deploy content types to a Content Type Hub

I have set up a Content Type Hub and tested the syndication is working correctly by creating a test content type and watching it be published to the client site. Then I deployed the content types I ...
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Web Application scoped features not visible in Central Admin after installing solution with WebApplication scoped resources

In an effort to use WebConfigModifications less, I am trying to move some binding redirects and safe control entries into the solution manifest. The DeploymentTarget of the assembies is ...
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Difference between Feature ID and Solution ID

Is there a difference between Feature ID and Solution ID for any WSP package?
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Sharepoint 2010 - feature not appearing in UI

Does anyone here know what could cause a new feature to not show up in the SharePoint UI? The solution it is part of has been correctly deployed to the GAC and shows up in the central administration ...
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Can't activate Publishing Feature

On some sites I get the following error when trying to activate the publishing feature. Event log message was: 'Failed to initialize some site properties for Web at Url: 'http://intranet/social'. ...
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Feature is not displaying

I have created one custom feature and it worked well in my development environment but when i deploy solution in production feature is not visible. feature contains event receiver also. I also tried ...
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Error Importing Site using PowerShell

I'm trying to Import a site using PowerShell via the command Import-SPWeb. During the import process I got a fatal error stating "Could not find Feature MobilePowerPointViewer". Since the ...
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Error activating feature

I have created a solution package for Sharepoint 2007 and have installed and deployed it on a development server. However, when I go to activate it through Site Features, I'm given a lovely page of ...
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Inject javascript into a page from a feature

I want to add a verb (link in the top left menu of a web part) to all the web parts in Sharepoint 2010. Is there a way to inject javascript into a all the pages from a custom feature?
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Caml defined Custom Action, UrlAction and the multi language interface

When defining a custom action via the CAML schema definition, the UrlAction parameter specifies the "site or site collection relative URL of the page, for example, ~site/_layouts/sampleurl.aspx or ~...
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Specifying advanced webpart properties on a view in a custom module?

I'm deploying a web part page from a feature. In the module/file node, I defines a view to a specific list in the site : <Module Name="SitePages" Url="SitePages" SetupPath="1033\STS\...
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Understanding Sharepoint feature scopes

I have read the article about Understanding Scope of SharePoint Features and the MSDN documentation on Feature Scope. So from what I understand you can activate a feature for the following scopes: ...
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Convert SPD Based site to use Features / Solutions

I've inherited the maintenance and development of a client's MOSS 2007 website. The website has been maintained via SharePoint Designer since it's launch. We do actually have copies of some feature ...
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Create Site Column (lookup type)

Is there any solid (proven) method of creating Site columns (lookups) where list GUID is not known? I think this is where feature activation kicks in; getting the lookup list by its name and then ...
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Activate Content Organizer feature from code

how to activate content organizer feature from c# code or by powershell script. I want to activate this feature on my subsite from my code ?
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Custom ULS logging not working

I've tried to add custom ULS logging to my SP Feature, the feature code runs correctly and I can see the results in my library, but none of the logging appears to occur. I've based this off a few ...
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How to setup a database on custom module installation (or feature activation)?

I've developed a custom module on SharePoint which uses a different database from the SharePoint database. How should I setup this database? Should I show a database configuration form when you first ...
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Schema.XML not found in 12/Template/Features/myfeature

I am trying to create a custom list feature, what I did is created feature and then i build a solution out of it using this tutorial Creating a Solution file for Feature when it creates a .wsp file ...