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MOSS Feature Generator 0.7

Rating:        Based on 2 ratings
Reviewed:  2 reviews
Downloads: 9134
Released: Apr 14, 2008
Updated: Apr 24, 2008 by weerda
Dev status: -not yet defined by owner-

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Release Notes

Version Description


This tool provides functionality to create MOSS Features by drag and drop. It presents the functionality like Site Columns, Lists and Content Types from the Sharepoint 2007 site you select in a treeview, which you can than add to your Virtual Site. A Virtual Site is made up of all the Features you generate. Press the create button, and all features will be created and validated against wss.xds. The following feature types are supported in this version:
  • Site Columns (Feature.xml, Elements.xml)
  • Content Types (Feature.xml, Elements.xml)
  • List Templates (Feature.xml, Elements.xml, Schema.xml, AllItems.aspx, DispForm.aspx, NewForm.aspx, EditForm.aspx)

Whats new

  • Features can be selected by drag & drop
  • Site Column Features can be generated 'on their own' independant of the Content Type in which they are used
  • More properties for the features can be set from the MFG Gui
  • Feature properties are separated from properties that will be in the functional files (elements.xml, schema.xml and forms/views)
  • Features can be created by either selecting a functionality directly, generating with default settings from the Virtual Site, or with edited properties from the Virtual Site.
  • Created Features are validated against wss.xsd (except for the schema.xml)

Technical changes

  • Site Columns and Content Types are now by default generated from the object model, instead of peaking into the database. The old is still available.
  • XML files are not directly created from the Gui, but a Virtual Site is build First. This consists of VirtualField, VirtualContentType etc. objects.

Test Results

Allthough the MFG has not been formally tested, a number of testresults have been presented in the files below.

Usage Guidelines

  • Create as much of the feature in the MOSS Gui as you can
  • Do not create hundreds of features in one time, instead create features in manageable blocks

System Requirements

  • MOSS 2007
  • .Net Framework 2.0

Documentation and Help

Please refer to

Reviews for this release

This software is amazing. You better create your list, site, etc via UI and then create a feature using this application. A (very) few minor bugs to be fixed though.
by rviana on Sep 18, 2009 at 8:03 PM
Extremely useful tool. Building site columns, content types and lists by creating XML is a painful process. Use this tool in conjunction with WSPBuilder to generate reuseable features with minimal effort.
by Obfuskater on Jul 6, 2009 at 3:43 AM