Creating Features in Visual Studio 2005

Aside from the obvious development advantages, Visual Studio 2005 is the ideal environment for creating and developing Features. In creating the Feature.xml and element files, you can take advantage of the Visual Studio IntelliSense feature through associating the Windows SharePoint Services schema, as shown in Figure 26-3, or you can encompass your Feature in a Project Class Library and integrate other related files into your solution, such as a Feature event class.

Visual Studio 2005 and IntelliSense association with Windows SharePoint Services schema

Figure 26-3. Visual Studio 2005 and IntelliSense association with Windows SharePoint Services schema

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