Using a SharePoint Timer Job to deploy settings in a farm for registering event sources

Creating the timer job Sometimes you need to deploy settings to every web front end, or have a piece of code execute on every web front end.  Your choices in SharePoint are to either have an administrator run a script on each front end, or use a timer job.  This blog post describes how to…

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Debugging a FeatureInstalled event handler in SharePoint 2010

Updated: An even easier method to do this is to simply launch the debugger by adding a statement to the beginning of the method for Systems.Diagnostics.Debugger.Launch.  Thanks to the suggestion I received on the topic – I misplaced the email, so the input will need to remain anonymous… Updated: Debugging Feature Activated – so I…

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PDF version of Developing Applications for SharePoint 2010 available

We posted a PDF version of the patterns and practices guidance release, Developing Applications for SharePoint 2010.  This guidance will really help you understand the architecture and development decisions for SharePoint 2010 custom application development, and has rich code examples as well as a reusable library.  The MSDN release is available at www.microsoft.com/spg, and the…

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Adding a central admin page for managing applications settings

  You can add a page to central administration and add an entry to the central administration menu to manage application settings for the farm or web application.  As I reviewed in my previous post, Using the Applications Setting Manager with Web App Config (Developing Applications for SharePoint 2010), the settings for a farm or…

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Using the Applications Setting Manager with Web App Config (Developing Applications for SharePoint 2010)

We got a recent post to our discussion forums about managing settings for a web application from a web part.  I thought this would be a good opportunity to go into some more detail about some of the special handling required for Farm and web application settings, with some example code.  Explanation  Web application and Farm…

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