Upgrading sandboxed solutions

Dec 28, 2011 at 2:21 PM


I'm currently developing more and more sandboxed solutions for SharePoint Online. Upgrading them is an issue. You need to rename the WSP file and upload it that way because you can't just overwrite the WSP already in the solution store. After that, you can upgrade via the interface (I suppose Powershell does it too) and you need to manually attach the debugger.

For upgrade scenario's, a "Upgrade (sandboxed)" deployment configuration would be awesome. It should take these steps:

- Rename the WSP, append a guid or package timestamp or something like that.
- Upload the renamed WSP to the sandbox solution store of the configured site
- Attach the visual studio debugger to the user code service
- Initialise the upgrade procedure

Any chance of such a thing being added in a new version of the development tools? Would be awesome!

Feb 10, 2012 at 5:55 AM

Hi Jasper,

Definitely a great idea! Could you add it to the Issue Tracker as a Feature Request so that we can have people vote on it?



Feb 10, 2012 at 6:23 AM

Done! For reference: http://cksdev.codeplex.com/workitem/7713

Feb 10, 2012 at 6:33 AM

Great! Got my vote :)