Version 1.6.2

Rating:        Based on 3 ratings
Reviewed:  3 reviews
Downloads: 1163
Released: Feb 6, 2009
Updated: Feb 6, 2009 by tore7506
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Release Notes

Sharepoint developer utility

Key features

  • Real time sync files from your local visual studio project with files in the 12-hive.
  • Easy to add new features and edit settings and elements from a form UI.
  • Easy to install / activate Sharepoint features from context menu.
  • Edit and bind resources easy
  • Automatic event receiver xml generation and synchronization.
  • Standard set of custom project and item templates, including Web part, event receivers, Application / Master page etc.
  • Debug feature for application pages so you can view the page with the VS debugger attached.
  • Integrates well with WSPBuilder by Carsten Keutmann

Release notes 1.6.2

  • Fixed some bugs when generating manifest and feature xml files. If an xml attribute is missing like "Sealed" on Field element definition for example, it was saved with Sealed="False"when saved from feature editor. Now it skips the attribute if it is not present when loaded into the editor and the value has not changed. In other words, some boolean fields is "nullable".

Version 1.6.1 release

  • New feature editor replacing the older feature settings dialog new feature editor
  • NEW! Edit feature activation dependencies
  • Now supporting multiple element manifests in features
  • Improved support for 64bit systems

Resource editor

For release notes history go here >>Release notes

System requirements

  • Windows server 2003 or 2008 (32bit or 64bit)
  • Visual Studio 2008 (sp1 preferably)
  • WSS 3.0 or MOSS 2007 (32 bit works best. 64 bit have some features disabled for the moment.)
  • Only C# project and item templates are supported for the moment

To install, run and use the addin you must have read / write permissions in the 12-hive and administrator privilages on the local sharepoint farm installation. For best experience you should run in administrator mode. Please follow micrsoft guidelines on how to set up a developer machine for sharepoint projects found here

If run in a domain configuration with active directory server and separate SQL server, make sure your user while working with SPVisualDev has sufficient permissions to the sharepoint configuration database.

Windows server 2008 users

Because of the tightened security, make sure you run as an administrator during install and also when using Visual Studio together with SPVIsualDev. I found during testing that turning the UAC off on the developer machine is the best and least annoying setting :-)

Optional software

Reviews for this release

Keep up the good work!!
by Sympthom9 on Jun 5, 2009 at 2:41 PM
Great work, Tony!!!
by mike99 on Jun 4, 2009 at 8:24 PM
SPVisualDev is an excellent tool especially if your development team relies on SharePoint Artifacts. We use SPVisualDev along with WSPBuilder in all of our projects now and the development team is also advised now to use SPVisualDev! Thanks a lot for this wonderful tool!
by chakkaradeep on Jun 1, 2009 at 5:28 AM