SharePoint 2013 Developer, Part 02 of 15: Features and Solutions

SharePoint 2013 Developer, Part 02 of 15: Features and Solutions

LearnNow Online
Updated Jun 25, 2024
Course Description

Course description

SharePoint provides a very elegant way of deploying functionality to web server farms through the concepts of features and solutions. We will dive into these concepts and see how easy they make creating and deploying new functionality into SharePoint applications. You will walk away with an understanding of the different types of features and what they are used for, as well as how to provision and deploy the basic data structures that compose SharePoint solutions.

Each LearnNowOnline training course is made up of Modules (typically an hour in length). Within each module there are Topics (typically 15-30 minutes each) and Subtopics (typically 2-5 minutes each). There is a Post Exam for each Module that must be passed with a score of 70% or higher to successfully and fully complete the course.


This course assumes that students have some Web development background and some experience using Visual Studio 2012.

Meet the expert

Tim McCarthy

Tim McCarthy is a senior solutions architect with Perficient who designs and builds highly scalable, layered web, desktop, and mobile applications utilizing the latest Microsoft platforms and technologies. His expertise covers a wide range of Microsoft technologies including SharePoint/Office 365, Office Apps, Windows Phone, Windows 8, Azure, .NET Framework (ASP.NET, VSTO, Workflow, WCF, WPF), SQL Server, Active Directory, MS Exchange development, and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) applications. Tim holds multiple Microsoft certifications and is a former Microsoft MVP in Solutions Architecture. He is the author of several books, has developed presentations for the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN), and has written articles for SQL Server Magazine and Windows and .NET Magazine. He has been a featured speaker at conferences, user groups, and code camps worldwide. Before becoming an application developer, Tim was an officer in the United States Marine Corps.


Video Runtime

92 Minutes

Time to complete

250 Minutes


Course Outline

Features and Solutions

Features (27:20)

  • Introduction (00:21)
  • Features (02:46)
  • Capabilities of Features (00:58)
  • Features in SharePoint Root (01:32)
  • Demo: Features (05:36)
  • Feature Schema (03:14)
  • Installing and Activating Features (01:52)
  • Demo: Building a Feature (04:12)
  • Demo: Element Manifest (06:32)
  • Summary (00:13)

Feature Types (15:02)

  • Introduction (00:21)
  • Types of Features (09:45)
  • Demo: Custom Action Feature (04:46)
  • Summary (00:08)

Data Structures (14:50)

  • Introduction (00:12)
  • Defining Data Structures (00:36)
  • Field Element (00:48)
  • Demo: Field (03:06)
  • Demo: Add item (01:53)
  • Demo: Add XML File (00:28)
  • Demo: Field Definition (03:24)
  • Demo: Delete Site Column (04:11)
  • Summary (00:08)

Content Types (10:32)

  • Introduction (00:14)
  • ContentType Element (02:17)
  • Demo: ContentType (07:53)
  • Summary (00:06)

List Instance (09:38)

  • Introduction (00:10)
  • List Instance (01:11)
  • Demo: List Instacne (08:10)
  • Summary (00:06)

Content Type Binding (08:18)

  • Introduction (00:09)
  • Content Type Binding (01:21)
  • Demo: Content Type Binding (06:34)
  • Summary (00:13)

Feature Event Receivers (06:27)

  • Introduction (00:22)
  • Solutions (01:17)
  • Solution Files (01:31)
  • Demo: Solutions (02:58)
  • Summary (00:17)