New Learnings Deploying SharePoint Reusable Workflows with a Feature


I’ve been doing a fair bit of work with Declarative (SPD) Workflow just recently and packaging these up into Visual Studio deployment solutions, this post is a collection of things I’ve learnt about the process of authoring SPD workflows, exporting these from SPD and placing them into Visual Studio solutions for deployment. Reference: SharePoint: Deploy … Continue reading New Learnings Deploying SharePoint Reusable Workflows with a Feature

Creating SharePoint Declarative Workflow Associations using a Feature


This post is about creating Workflow Associations¬†declaratively¬†using a CAML element declaration in a feature. Workflow associations can be created using code (and the SharePoint UI of course), and there are plenty of articles on the interwebz demonstrating this, today, while trolling through an exported site template, I discovered that you can create Workflow Associations using … Continue reading Creating SharePoint Declarative Workflow Associations using a Feature

SharePoint: Set a SummaryLink Column Value using a Feature Module


Both the SummaryLink column and the SummaryLink webparts allow the user to store arbitrary URL’s either on a page in a webpart or in a page column, and both of these components are well documented in terms of styling and exercising them using the object model.¬† What isn’t well documented (at least not that I … Continue reading SharePoint: Set a SummaryLink Column Value using a Feature Module

SharePoint: SPFeatureReceiverProperties.Feature.Parent Reference


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

SharePoint: Data Connection List Template is not Available


You’re trying to create a Data Connection Library in a SharePoint site and you find that the template isn’t available. Note that the Data Connection list template is only available in MOSS 2007. The Data Connection list template feature (feature id: 00BFEA71-DBD7-4F72-B8CB-DA7AC0440130) isn’t actiavted against all site definitions, and if you are using a custom … Continue reading SharePoint: Data Connection List Template is not Available