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ActivationDependencies Element (Feature)
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Specifies a list of features on which the activation of the current feature depends.
If the Feature on which the current Feature depends is hidden and inactive, it is activated automatically. Such a hidden Feature is deactivated when the last Feature depending on it is deactivated. If the Feature is visible, it is not activated automatically. A hidden Feature cannot have any activation dependencies.
If included within a Feature element, the following code example prevents the current Feature from being activated unless the Feature with the specified ID is activated.
<ActivationDependencies> <ActivationDependency FeatureId="11111111-1111-1111-1111-111111111111" /> </ActivationDependencies>
For another example of how this element is used, see Feature.xml Files.