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  • Blog Post: Custom Site Definition Alternative

    This came up for a recent customer, so thought I would share my solution as many people are not aware of this customization possibility.  The solution ultimately solved the problem that feature staplers activate features BEFORE any lists are provisioned on a site.  So, the only eloquent way...
  • Blog Post: Cannot remove file "". Error Code 158

    While developing a custom feature receiver, I was attempting to delete a masterpage file from the MasterPage Gallery when I received an SPException with the message: " Cannot remove file "<filename>". Error Code 158 " Since I found no help on the web, I thought I would share this simple solution...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Solution Packages "No More Xcopy"

    I talk to many developers who are still using "xcopy" to deploy some of their SharePoint files to the 12 Hive (especially trust files and custom stsadm commands). It is well known that the manifest.xml file within a WSP can be configured to deploy assemblies to the GAC, update a web.config, and deploy...
  • Blog Post: Use PeopleEditor (People Picker) in SharePoint Custom App Dev

    How to add the PeopleEditor (People Picker) control to your custom application development (ASPX, user controls, web parts, etc.) The control we are interested in is the Microsoft.SharePoint.WebControls.PeopleEditor control. First, we need to add a reference to the Namespace containing our control: ...
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