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Feature.xml Files

In a Feature.xml file, the Feature element defines a Feature and specifies the location of assemblies, files, dependencies, or properties that support the Feature.

Feature

  ActivationDependencies

    ActivationDependency

  ElementManifests

    ElementFile

    ElementManifest

  Properties

    Property

  UpgradeActions Element (Feature)

    AddContentTypeField Element (Feature)

    ApplyElementManifests Element (Feature)

      ElementFile Element (Feature)

      ElementManifest Element (Feature)

    CustomUpgradeAction Element (Feature)

      Parameters Element (Feature)

        Parameter Element (Feature)

    MapFile Element (Feature)

    VersionRange Element (Feature)

      AddContentTypeField Element (Feature)

      ApplyElementManifests Element (Feature)

      CustomUpgradeAction Element (Feature)

      MapFile Element (Feature)

For information about where to create and how to implement Feature.xml files, see Using Features. For information about how to upgrade a Feature, see Upgrading Features.

The following example shows how to use a Feature.xml file to specify activation dependencies, special fields, and relative paths to element definition files.

<Feature 
  Id="11111111-1111-1111-1111-11111111111" 
  Title="Location Services"
  Description="This Feature contains lists and parts that let you link location data to your customer lists."
  Scope="Web">
  <ActivationDependencies>
    <ActivationDependency
      FeatureId="11111111-1111-1111-1111-111111111111" />
  </ActivationDependencies>
  <ElementManifests>
    <ElementManifest 
      Location="Location\LocationPart.xml"/>
    <ElementManifest 
      Location="CustomerLocation\CustomerLocationList.xml"/>
    <ElementFile 
      Location="test.aspx"/>
  </ElementManifests>
  <Properties>
    <Property
      Key="Color"
      Value="Blue"/>
    <Property
      Key="Shape"
      Value="Triangle"/>
  </Properties> 
</Feature>
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