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Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Server 2007 Administrator's Companion by The Microsoft SharePoint Community Experts, Bill English

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Configuring Feature Components

A Feature can include any number of files, but it must include a Feature.xml file. The Feature.xml file, or Feature manifest, is the driver of the Feature, and this is the first file SharePoint looks at when invoking a Feature. It includes the high-level attributes, or properties, of the Feature, including Feature scope, references to other supporting Feature files, Feature dependencies, and assembly references deployed as part of a Feature.

Note

If a Feature does not include a Feature.xml file, you receive an error message—such as "Value cannot be null"—when attempting to install or activate it.

Features are organized in folders under the Features directory on the Web front-end server. In addition to the Feature.xml ...

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