Creating Your First Feature

There's no better way to end the first chapter than to dive in and create a simple Hello World feature from the ground up. This exercise will step you through the fundamental aspects of creating, deploying, and testing a feature. To make things more interesting, at the end of this exercise, we will also add event handlers that will fire whenever the feature is activated and deactivated. The code inside these event handlers will use the WSS object model to change some characteristics of the target site.

In this walk-through, we are going to use Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 to create a new development project for the feature. Using Visual Studio 2005 will provide color coding of XML and ASP.NET tags. Visual Studio 2005 ...

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