You can modify the attributes, listed below, within the “Solution Explorer” window of Visual Studio by expanding the “Features” folder and double clicking the name of the feature. Use the “Properties” window to modify the attributes.

  • Auto Activate On Default – “True” by default.
  • Always Force Install – “False” by default.
  • Auto Activate In Central Administration – “False” by default.
  • Creator –
  • Default Resource File –
  • Deployment Path – C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14\TEMPLATE\FEATURES
  • Description –
  • Feature Id – A new, unique GUID by default.
  • Image Alt Text –
  • Image Url – The file path to the image that you would like the feature to use within the Features Gallery in your website. (click her for details)
  • Is Hidden – “False” by default.
  • Receiver Assembly –
  • Receiver Class –
  • Required Resources – “False” by default.
  • Scope – Specifies at which level the feature will be deployed. “Site” by default.
    • Farm – Activates a feature for an entire server farm.
    • Site – Activates a feature for all web sites in a site collection.
    • Web – Activates a feature for a specific web site.
    • WebApplication – Activates a feature for all web sites in a web application.
  • Solution Id – “00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000” by default.
  • Title – The name of the project, followed by a space character, and then “Feature1”. Default value.
  • UIVersion –
  • Upgrade Actions Receiver Assembly –
  • Upgrade Actions Receiver Class –
  • Version –
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