I have a Custom Webpart I've deployed to a Sharepoint server using Visual Studio 2008
and the WSPBuilder Visual Studio Add-in. After deploying the webpart I've added to a custom sharepoint application page and all is fine.
The Webpart is deployed as a FEATURE on the Sharepoint Server but now I'm not clear on how the UPDATE process is supposed to proceed as I modify and update the Webpart.
I tried the WSPBuilder "Upgrade" submenu but that produces an error as in the attached code snippet.
So if "Upgrade" is not the way to "Update" a custom webpart that has already been deployed then what is the correct way to do this? Do I have to Uninstall and Reinstall the custom webpart everytime in Sharepoint or is there another way?
If so then what happens to the page that has the custom webpart? Do you have to remove the old version of the webpart and re-install it?
I've done quite a bit of reading but it seems everyone covers the first time installation and there is litlte about updating the custom Sharepoint webpart.
Created by Carsten Keutmann
GPL License 2007
Building the solution - please wait
More than one LincolnUserInfo.dll assembly found!
First found C:\Morris\DotNetProjects\LincolnUserInfo\LincolnUserInfo\bin\Debug\LincolnUserInfo.dll
Second found C:\Morris\DotNetProjects\LincolnUserInfo\LincolnUserInfo\bin\Debug\solution\LincolnUserInfo.dll
Saving the Manifest.xml file
Creating the WSP file
Install and deploying LincolnUserInfo.wsp
Unable to deploy solution
Inner exception(1): An object of the type Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPSolution named "lincolnuserinfo.wsp" already exists under the parent Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPFarm named "LPCDev_SP_Config". Rename your object or delete the existing object.