Monday, May 19, 2008

Activating an installed feature through programming

Hi All,

Assuming that we have installed a feature but based on our requirement, we require to activate the feature, then we can accomplish this dynamically by code.

Here is the way we can accomplish this task.

Lets assume that spCurrentWeb is a web on which you want to activate the feature. you must be knowing features GUID.

spCurrentWeb.Features will return you all features installed at that site level and the you just add it to the feature collection to activate it.

spCurrentWeb.AllowUnsafeUpdates = true;
SPFeatureCollection featureCollect = spCurrentWeb.Features;
featureCollect.Add({"feature GUID"}, true);

spCurrentWeb.AllowUnsafeUpdates = false;

That's it. you job is done. As soon as this feature is added to feature collection it will automatically activate if user has sufficient rights for it.

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