Version 1.6.4

Rating:        Based on 1 rating
Reviewed:  1 review
Downloads: 375
Released: Sep 7, 2009
Updated: Sep 7, 2009 by tore7506
Dev status: Stable Help Icon

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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

Tip to current users

  • You can use the key shortcut Alt + R to recycle IIS application pools instantly inside Visual Studio IDE. With Alt + G you can paste a new GUID.

Release notes 1.6.4

  • Fixed issue regarding installation on win 2003 server OS
  • Fixed minor issues regarding modules handling.
  • Fixed issues regarding application pool recycling
  • Features can noe be activated on Web application scope too.
  • Improved 64bit support when selecting target urls

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

Best tool to work with. WSPBuilder + SPVisualDev2008 makes sharepoint dev a cakewalk. Made my site provisioning process a breeze. Helped in moving my content types and list definition from my dev environment to UAT environment (Used 1.6.2).
by deepaknaidu on Sep 7, 2009 at 10:03 PM