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Using WSPBuilder and SharePoint solution generator for Creating a List Instance in MOSS2007

In this post I am going to explain how we can make use of WSPBuilder for creating a List instance.
First we need to install SharePoint Solution Generator. You can download the same from here
http://download.microsoft.com/download/4/0/b/40b62080-6295-4d63-b396-d779fb9b4449/VSeWSSv12.exe
Now follow the steps for generating List Definition. Here I am going to create a List Definition of a List named “Configurations”
Start SharePoint solution generator

Select List Definition and click on Next button


Specify the Site Url where the list is present and click Next


Select the List and click Next


Provide a project name and path, then click Next

Click Finish

Before clicking Exit, click “Click here to open the generated solution” and click Exit

You can see the “Configurations” folder. Let it be opened. Now open visual studio and create a WSPBuilder project

Once the project is created, add a new blank feature

Now, copy the folder “Configurations” and paste it under the feature folder as shown below

Open the ListDefinition.xml file and copy the following content


Once the content is copied, paste it in the elements.xml file as shown below and delete the file “ListDefinition.xml” from visual studion project

You can also see ListInstance, make a similar entry in your elements.xml file. Also replace the FeatureId with the FeatureId specified in the feature.xml file
Now build the wsp, deploy it and activate the feature. This will add the list to the site.
Hope this was helpful!!!

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