Remote SharePoint Site Connections Not Supported Using Visual Studio 2013 and Host Named Site Collections


You’ve setup your SharePoint development environment to use host named site collections within a single web application. In Visual Studio 2013 when you attempt to create a Server Explorer connection to a local host named site collection, the server explorer will not refresh; and you receive the following error message; The problem is that Visual … Continue reading Remote SharePoint Site Connections Not Supported Using Visual Studio 2013 and Host Named Site Collections

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

SharePoint: Visual Studio 2012 List Designer Oddity with Default Content Types


The new SharePoint designers in Visual Studio 2012 are a great productivity booster, and it’s now much easier to create Site Columns, Content Types and List Definitions. Today I came across some peculiar behaviour in the List [definition] designer when it came to configuring the lists Content Types. I’d added a custom content type to the … Continue reading SharePoint: Visual Studio 2012 List Designer Oddity with Default Content Types

SharePoint: Visual Studio 2012 and the 2010 SharePoint PowerTools Visual WebPart


Using Visual Studio 2012, you open a Visual Studio 2010 project which contains the “Visual Studio 2010 SharePoint Power Tools” Sandboxed Visual WebPart. On building your project you get a compiler error; The name ‘InitialiseControl’ does not appear in the current context. During the Visual Studio 2012 project/solution upgrade, one of the Visual WebPart designer … Continue reading SharePoint: Visual Studio 2012 and the 2010 SharePoint PowerTools Visual WebPart

Visual Studio 2008: “The Project Location is not Trusted”


When opening a Visual Studio solution recently I was presented with a message box saying that “The project location is not trusted”. Having never seen this one before I googled and turned up lots of posts related to loading solutions from UNC paths, which wasn’t the case here. The solution had originally come from a .ZIP … Continue reading Visual Studio 2008: “The Project Location is not Trusted”

Unable to attach to application “WebDev.Websever.EXE”


Had this problem the other day when trying to debug an ASP.NET web application, after hitting F5, a message box pops up saying “Unable to attach to application ‘WebDev.Webserver.EXE’ (PID:xxxxx) using {my machine name}”. Had me for a while, untill I decide to disable my AV software at which point it starts to work again. … Continue reading Unable to attach to application “WebDev.Websever.EXE”