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Do not activate or deactivate Features via API

Do not activate or deactivate Features in code via API. Consider using PowerShell or Feature Stapling.

CheckId SPC052101
TypeName DoNotActivateFeaturesViaAPI
Severity CriticalWarning
Type Assembly

Remove calls to SPFeatureCollection.Add() and SPFeatureCollection.Remove() to activate or deactivate Features. Use PowerShell or Feature Stapling instead.
Bad Practice

// code activates a feature in current web
SPWeb currentWeb = SPContext.Current.Web;
currentWeb.Features.Add(new Guid("{75bb640f-a94e-4893-819c-6ef5f14e1984}"));

To suppress this violation in managed code add the following attribute to the method which contains the instruction (available since SPCAF version v5.2). Learn more about SuppressMessage here.

// Important: Ensure to have #define CODE_ANALYSIS at the beginning of your .cs file
[SuppressMessage("SPCAF.Rules.BestPracticesGroup", "SPC052101:DoNotActivateFeaturesViaAPI", Justification = "Provide reason for suppression here")]
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