Using resources in SharePoint can initially be a bit confusing, in this post we will cover; The 2 different types of resources Provisioning resources into your SharePoint farm Using resources from both your deployment and runtime assets. Types of Resources. Provisioning Resources These are resources (resource strings) which are used from provisioning assets such as … Continue reading SharePoint: Using Provisioning and Application Resource (.resx) Files
Trying today to add a solution (WSP) to the farm, I get an error from STSADM saying; The file manifest.xml does not exist in the solution package. I’m pretty sure the manifest.xml file was included in the package when it was built, so I rename the WSP as a .CAB file and open it with … Continue reading SharePoint: The file manifest.xml does not exist in the solution package.
When developing a feature receiver, you typically need a reference to one of the Object Model classes which represent the feature scope, that being; Web – SPWeb Site – SPSite WebApplication – SPWebApplication Farm – SPFarm Since within a feature receiver you don’t know how it’s being activated/installed (either using the UI or the command-line) … Continue reading SharePoint: SPFeatureReceiverProperties.Feature.Parent Reference
Andre Vala has a great post here that describes the low down on deployment using Modules within features. Summary This post is about developing features to deploy files in a SharePoint site (module features). Check the first post SharePoint 2007 Deployment: Overview for an introduction and the series index.
Probably the most complete walkthrough I’ve seen so far of Installing and Configuring a SharePoint deployment is by Rodney Viana. He’s done a video walkthrough in 2 parts; SharePoint Installation Part 1 SharePoint Installation Part 2