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Error when deploying feature from Visual Studio 2010 Professional

I've created an empty SharePoint project, added a couple of webparts and modules to it but whenever I deploy the solution I get this error in Visual Studio 2010 Professional:

Error occurred in deployment step Activate Features: Failed to activate feature TestWebParts_Feature1 (ID: 79130ce4-d296-42e4-9f82-4faaee3bad50) at scope http://dk01sv0490/sites/testpublishingportal.

I have no problem activating the feature on http://dk01sv0490/sites/testpublishingportal/_layouts/ManageFeatures.aspx - the error only occurs from Visual Studio. When I check the SharePoint log I noticed these lines:

Feature Activation: Activating Feature TestWebParts_Feature1 (ID: 79130ce4-d296-42e4-9f82-4faaee3bad50) at URL http://dk01sv0490/sites/testpublishingportal
Feature Activation: The web or site was not found. 
Feature Activation: Threw an exception, attempting to roll back.  Feature TestWebParts_Feature1 (ID: 79130ce4-d296-42e4-9f82-4faaee3bad50).  Exception: System.InvalidOperationException: Failed to activate feature TestWebParts_Feature1 (ID: 79130ce4-d296-42e4-9f82-4faaee3bad50) at scope http://dk01sv0490/sites/testpublishingportal.     at Microsoft.SharePoint.SPFeature.HandleActivateError(SPFeature featError, Int32 iRetVal, Boolean fForce)     at Microsoft.SharePoint.SPFeature.AddRowToFeaturesTable(SPFeaturePropertyCollection props, SPSite site, SPWeb web, Boolean fForce)     at Microsoft.SharePoint.SPFeature.Activate(SPSite siteParent, SPWeb webParent, SPFeaturePropertyCollection props, Boolean fForce) 

However this worked in Visual Studio before I deleted the site collection and re-created it with the same URL but other than that I tried these steps without success:

- de- and reactivate the feature
- retract and deploy the solution
- delete and re-create the feature in Visual Studio
- reset the iis

Is there a way to see what commands Visual Studio is executing when activating a feature or another solution to this problem?


1 Answer Found


Answer 1

As you were using VS 2010, please confirm that your use was with MOSS 2007. "I've created an empty SharePoint project" and "I check the SharePoint log" doesn't tell us which SharePoint you were using.


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