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Event Reciever run with elevated previledges

I created one event receiver and deployed it, but only users who are site collection admins are able to view this web part. I have included the SPSecurity.RunWithElevatedPrivileges but the same thing. ...
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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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Create visual webpart for SharePoint Online

I want to create a visual webpart for SharePoint 2013 Online but I find that the requirement is to install the SharePoint on the local machine. Another thing, do SharePoint 2013 Foundation support ...
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Error message: “A sharepoint server is not installed…”

Im trying to develop a Visual Web Part using Visual Studio 2010 RC. I have not installed SharePoint 2010 locally on my developer box, but I have installed it on my Windows 2008 Server VPC. When I try ...
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Migrating a solution from 2007 to 2010

Let's say we have a well-established solution in Visual Studio 2008, using WSPBuilder to bundle it up into a package. It has a handful of features and a whole whack of assets to deploy (.webpart, .xsl,...
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Best practices for creating a shared code library for SharePoint projects

I have several projects for SharePoint 2010 (mostly they are separate solutions built each to separate wsp's) in active development. And I have a similar tasks in these projects (logging, ...
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Change XSLT for Discussion Board, deploy via VS2010

So we are creating a branded web site for a client to deploy internally (kind of an intranet), but 99% of users won't see the ribbon, just a branded information site. They want to use the Discussion ...
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Difference between WebPart & Visual Web Part

I'm not sure how Visual Web Part is different from the actual Web Part in SharePoint 2010. Thanks!
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Failed to load receiver assembly when activate feature

I have a problem when activating a Site scoped feature. Every time I try to activate the solution with STSADM or Powershell I get this error: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server ...
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Check if task has already been submitted on opening InfoPath task form and switching view to reflect so

I am trying to make my custom task form (of Visual Studio Sequential Workflow) to switch view to "Submitted" in case someone has already submitted this task before, since this task could be assigned ...
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Add-in sharepoint deletion

The solution is not a permanent solution. I am able to delete it with the script provided. But i still cannot redeploy my solution from VisualStudio. Is there a way to get this working or do i need to ...
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Recomended starting point for creating custom SharePoint Online workflows with Visual Studio

Not typical question here on StackExchange, but hopefully somebody can point in the right direction to get started. I currently use SPD 2010 to create many workflows on our On Premise instance of ...
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Workflow action SendEmail does not use “From” field

I have a Visual Studio 2010 workflow for a SharePoint 2010 Server. It uses the default workflow action "SendEmail" to send an e-mail. Everything works out perfectly, but the sender of the e-mail is ...
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How to avoid WSP deployment globally using Visual Studio 2010?

How can we avoid the Globally Deployment of a WSP using Visual Studio 2010?
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How to display list on application (aspx) page by visual studio?

I have created list and application page in visual studio for sharepoint.Now I have to show that list on that application page. I have option of using SPServices. But is there anything I can do with C#...
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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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Starting Workflow on Button Click

I have added a state machine WF in VS by right clicking my solution and Add -> Add New Item -> then under "Office/SharePoint I added the "State Machine WF (Farm Solution Only). So the WF is now part ...
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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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How to edit web part from wsp solution

I have wsp files that contain some web parts that I need to change the functionality of. Without the actual solution or project files, using just the wsp, is it possible to edit them? I changed the ...
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Developing SharePoint Online master pages

Here's the main question: what is the best practices for designing custom master pages on SharePoint Online? Here's some background info: I've been designing and developing SharePoint master pages on ...
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Multiple Sharepoint projects in one solution - how to package correctly?

I have multiple Sharepoint projects in a solution: MySolution.WF MySolution.Webparts MySolution.UI I also have some common code in a MySolution.Common project. All of the aboe projects reference ...
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Files in feature won't update when marked with GhostableInLibrary

Having an issue updating files with a feature. This is for custom branding. here is a sample of the elements.xml file. If I add a new file, it will provision fine, but any changes to existing files ...
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Unable to Delete Custom Master Page Programmatically During Feature Deactivation 2013

I currently have a custom master page that is being deployed at the Site scope. Once deployed and the feature is activated it makes the master page available for use. I am able to activate the ...
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SharePoint Web Part Development - Server Side vs Client Side

I am developing a web part in SharePoint 2010. I consulted with someone well versed in SharePoint development who told me that, beginning with SP2010, server-side code is discouraged. The problem is ...
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How do I create a Sharepoint hosted app for office 365 in Visual Studio 2013?

I've setup Visual Studio 2013 RC and a Office 365 developer site. I can create an app using Nappa and open it in VS from there. But if I create a Sharepoint hosted app project in VS and point it to ...
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What SharePoint 2013 Development can be done in Visual Studio 2010?

It looks like the tools for developing SharePoint 2013 customizations are mostly in Visual Studio 2012 and "Napa for Office 365." If you've tried developing solutions for SharePoint 2013 in Visual ...
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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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How to foreach through a list and get distinct values from specific columns C#?

I'm able to loop through a list on sharepoint and get the information I need from selected columns, but how would I loop through a list and get only distinct values from a column in C#. For instance ...
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How to customize the XsltListViewWebPart?

I would like to have submission feature on the List List structure would be Mon-Fri is considered as a week, user would be asked to select the current week's Friday from the calendar. It would ...
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How to fix “A SharePoint server is not installed on this computer”

To do SharePoint custom development, what is the recommended method? I've read this post, and it appears that if you want to use debugging in VS2010, you'd want to have SharePoint on the same machine ...
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Add list item through visual studio

I have created a list of links through Visual Studio. Now I want to add items to that list. How can I do it through visual studio itself? I am using visual studio 2013.
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troubleshoot a timeout happening while deploying via VS

Hi I am getting timeout error while trying to deploy my sp solution via visual studio 2010. It happens when my a particular feature is trying to activat. The generic error message I get goes something ...
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SharePoint 2010 — Visual Studio Project Structure

What are your project structures for sharepoint projects. For example my simple structure is: Think of a project named MyPortal MyPortal.sln --MyPortal.Branding (Custom master pages, page layouts, ...
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How to read a file from a folder in _Layouts?

I have a file that is in a the mapped folder "Layouts" in my Visual Studio project. I would like to read the contents of this file but I have been having some trouble accessing it. What I have tried:...
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Visual Web Part vs Visual Web Part (Sandboxed)

While I was creating a visual web part in Visual Studio 2010, I also saw an option to create Visual Web Part (Sandboxed) under Visual Studio Template Gallery. I need to know how does a Sandboxed ...
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Visual Studio 2013 - Workflow debugging prerequisites failed to complete

I am experiencing an issue with debugging SharePoint 2013 Workflows in a SharePoint App solution: Has anyone encountered this error?
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ListAdded Event Receiver not Firing for List Instances

I have a List definition in Visual Studio which is instantiated using a List Instance. This list definition has an event receiver which overrides the ListAdded event. I am able to get the ListAdded ...
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Do SP2013 Workflows Run as the Current User by Default?

I have a workflow (developed in Visual Studio) that is started on creation of an item in List A. Most users have permission to create items in this list. The workflow subsequently updates another ...
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Create WSP package in Visual Studio 2013

How to create WSP Package in Sharepoint 2013 by Visual Studio 2013. If I see to bin catalog there are two catalog more. The: Debug Catalog Release Catalog How to prepere a WSP Package, to wsp file ...
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SharePoint app get path of selected document

In a SharePoint app i have a custom action in a document library that navigates to an .aspx page. How do I get the full path of a selected document in that .aspx page? <CommandUIHandlers> ...
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Disable value in dropdown menu after being selected

I have created a library in which i am using the drop down column with some values.These Values will depend on the group to which the user belongs. For Eg. If Drop Values are A, B , C, D, E and ...
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Custom Task Forms created in InfoPath for Visual Studio Workflow

This article discusses creating Visual Studio workflow with custom task forms, created in InfoPath: http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/195348/SharePoint-2010-State-Machine-Workflows-with-Custo I've ...
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How to deploy an EventReceiver which writes to SQL Server correctly

following scenario. I have a client machine on which I have all the permissions for: SQL-databases (db_owner) Full access to a Sharepoint Application. Created a Sql-account (db_owner) and included ...
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Deploying EventReceiver project with target of WebApplication from VS fails when activating features

I am trying to deploy an event receivers project with a deployment target of WebApplication as part of my web parts package (also has a target of WebApplication) through Visual Studio and encountering ...
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SharePoint Web service requests take 30-60 secs initially

When trying to access SharePoint WSS 3.0 server using the web services API, the software service we are developing will hang anywhere between 30-60 seconds when making any call (pick anyone of them, ...
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Is it possible to attach to a process on a SharePoint server through visual studio?

I had a piece of code that was working perfectly on my dev server, but once I deployed to my test server it stopped. I've dug through the logs and haven't found anything useful. I was wondering if ...
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error activate feature list template/instance in site definition

i've created a SiteDefiniton project and a Sharepoint ListDefinition project. In the SiteDefinition I created a listinstance of my template, but in deployment the activation of the ListInstanceFeture ...
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ListData.svc returns Error 400: Bad Request in Visual Studio

I wanted to use the REST Service in an application. So when I add the service reference in Visual Studio I get this error There was an error downloading 'http://myMainSite/sites/subSite/_vti_bin/...
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Use Visual Studio 2010 To Create SandBoxed Site with Content

I have a site that was built with the UI: It has a lot of custom .aspx pages with webparts and there are custom site columns, content types, and even a document library with several support files. My ...
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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 ...