Creating WSS Solution Packages for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007

I am assuming you have done custom development for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. Whether it was a custom web part, workflow, event handler, feature, or module, at some point you probably had to figure out how to deploy it. If you are like me and learn a lot of what you know by doing, then you probably had to fiddle with web.config files and debugging errors with code access security exceptions. This post takes a stroll through a couple of ways to build and bundle a WSP file (a WSS solution package) and deploy it.

Before I begin, you should know that what assumptions I am making about the environment:

A Simple WSP Solution Package

I will update this post with a walk through of creating a simple WSP solution package using the Visual Studio 2005 extensions for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 in the near future.

3 thoughts on “Creating WSS Solution Packages for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007”

  1. Haii,

    I’ve been looking to create a WSP Solution Package to package my features and deploy them..

    I’ve created the manifest file and not sure how to proceed after this.. esp creating ddf files and other things..
    Would be able to post your instructions to create wsp file and package them ?


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