Wednesday, May 9, 2012

How to create Site Collections from a Custom Web Template

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How to create Site Collections from a Custom Web Template Programming

Open Visual Studio 2010.

Go to File => New => Project.

Select Empty SharePoint Project template from the installed templates.

Enter the Name “CreateSiteCollectionFromTemplate” and click Ok.

Right click on the solution and click on Add a new item.

Select the VisualWebPart template from the installed template.

Enter the Name as CreateSiteCollectionFromTemplate and click Ok.

Now the entire solution looks like following.

Open CreateSiteCollectionFromTemplateUserControl.ascx then drag and drop button follows as:
Double click to button and add reference:
using Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration;
using Microsoft.SharePoint;
using System.IO;
using System.Linq;

Code in button Button1_Click
using System;
using System.Web.UI;
using System.Web.UI.WebControls;
using System.Web.UI.WebControls.WebParts;
using Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration;
using Microsoft.SharePoint;
using System.IO;
using System.Linq;

namespace CreateSiteCollectionFromTemplate.CreateSiteCollectionFromTemplate
    public partial class CreateSiteCollectionFromTemplateUserControl : UserControl
        protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)

        protected void Button1_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
            SPWebApplication spWebApplication = SPWebApplication.Lookup(new Uri("http://devsharepoint/"));
            using (SPSite spSite = spWebApplication.Sites.Add("/sites/HomeTemplate", "SharePoint", null, 1033, null, "administrator", "Administrator", ""))
                SPWeb rootWeb = spSite.RootWeb;
                // Get Solutions Gallery
                SPDocumentLibrary spDocumentLibrary = (SPDocumentLibrary)spSite.GetCatalog(SPListTemplateType.SolutionCatalog);
                // Upload Solution File with the Web Template (You must copy HomeTemplate.wsp to C:\Windows)
                SPFile solutionFile = spDocumentLibrary.RootFolder.Files.Add("HomeTemplate.wsp", File.ReadAllBytes(@"..\..\HomeTemplate.wsp"));
                // Activate Solution
                SPUserSolution spUserSolution = spSite.Solutions.Add(solutionFile.Item.ID);
                // Activate Features
                Guid solutionId = spUserSolution.SolutionId;
                // Activate Site Collection Features
                SPFeatureDefinitionCollection spFeatureDefinitionCollection = spSite.FeatureDefinitions;
                var features = from SPFeatureDefinition spFeatureDefinition
                               in spFeatureDefinitionCollection
                               where spFeatureDefinition.SolutionId.Equals(solutionId) && spFeatureDefinition.Scope == SPFeatureScope.Site
                               select spFeatureDefinition;
                foreach (SPFeatureDefinition feature in features)
                    spSite.Features.Add(feature.Id, false, SPFeatureDefinitionScope.Site);

                // Get Web Template
                SPWebTemplateCollection spWebTemplateCollection = spSite.RootWeb.GetAvailableWebTemplates(1033);
                SPWebTemplate webTemplate = (from SPWebTemplate spWebTemplate
                                             in spWebTemplateCollection
                                             where spWebTemplate.Title == "HomeTemplate"
                                             select spWebTemplate).FirstOrDefault();
                if (webTemplate != null)

Deploy Project
Go to central Admin create new Site collection then save that site collection to template and set name isHomeTemplate.wsp”, download that template and save at C:\Windows Folder
Go to the site where you have deployed the solution. Add webpart
Click button, automatically site collection is created follows as:
Check in Central Admin, see site collection is created by go to Central Admin => Application Management => View all site collections

1 comment:

  1. Einfach wunderbar! Es hat mir viel geholfen. Cam On.