Visual Studio extensions for Windows SharePoint Services 1.1

Posted on февраля 12, 2008
Filed Under SharePoint, Обновления, Утилиты

Оригинальный пост вот тут — Announcing the Final Release of VSeWSS 1.1 (and the upcoming version 1.2)!


Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Tools: Visual Studio 2005 Extensions, Version 1.1

Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Tools: Visual Studio 2005 Extensions User Guide, Version 1.1

What’s New in VSeWSS 1.1?

  • "WSP View", aka "Solution Package editing"
    • No more hidden, non-editable solution content!
    • Create new Features
    • Reorder Elements between Features
    • Conflict validation against existing Features
    • Rename existing Features
    • Change Feature activation order
  • Visual Basic support!
  • New Item Templates:
    • "List Instance" project item
    • "List Event Handler" project item
    • “SharePoint Template” item template, e.g. "layouts" files
  • Faster F5 speed (The tool no longer performs an IISReset. Now it only recycles the app pool.)
  • Solution Generator: you can now choose which lists should be included when exporting a site.
  • Many bug fixes, e.g.
    • No more GUIDs in Feature Names
    • Support complex project names, e.g. with periods.
    • Can deploy assemblies to the bin folder, instead of GAC

What’s next?

We’re aiming to release VSeWSS 1.2, with Visual Studio 2008 support, by June 2008. For now, we’d love to hear what you think of the final v1.1 release, particularly the new WSP view. Feel free to communicate bugs via comments to this blog posting.


  1. Q: Can I rename a Feature using WSP View?
    A: Yes, you can edit the Feature name by clicking twice on Feature node in the WSP View.
  2. Q: Does VSeWSS 1.1 support Visual Studio 2008
    A: No, VSeWSS 1.1 only works with VS 2005. Version 1.2 will support VS 2008.
  3. Q: Is there a way to create a new empty "Feature"?
    A: Yes, you can use the "Create New Feature" button in WSP View to add new empty features to your project. 
  4. Q: Does VSeWSS support Microsoft Office SharePoint Server
    A: Yes, VSeWSS supports both Windows SharePoint Services and Office SharePoint Server.
  5. Q: Does VSeWSS support Windows XP or "remote debugging"?
    A: No, VSeWSS only works against local SharePoint installations.
  6. Q: What happened to the "SharePoint Solution" Tab in Project Properties from v1?
    A: The WSP View is the new place for working with the SharePoint Solution Package. Instead of the property grid experience from v1, you can now directly get at the solution xml files. To bring up WSP View, go to the View menu and choose "Other Windows/WSP View".


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