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Update a VS solution after "Import SharePoint Solution Package"

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 08, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint
Hi, having created a VS project from an exported SP solution, how to keep pages / content types / lists etc in sync when changing them on the SharePoint side via the web UI or SharePoint Designer? Thanks

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Then i go all the way back to solution deployment.

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Only way no is to make it in a new project.

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