Interesting build error on a SharePoint project

I am working on a Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 project and must say I see some surprising things. On the whole I expect WSS to be quite an important and capable platform to use but so far it seems to deliver less than promised, maybe its just the learning curve.

 

But some error messages are really less than useful [:(]

 

During a build I received the following error: Error    1    The specified name is already in use.

A list, survey, discussion board, or document library cannot have the same name as another list, survey, discussion board, or document library in this Web site.  Use your browser’s Back button, and type a new name.

 

Come again, use the browser back button? Yes that is what is says! Guess the VS/WSS integration uses the standard WSS API and that produces exactly the same error messages as the interface does. Not very useful though, what name am I supposed to change? IN fact it turned out I had been changing the Title property of an SPList collection in code and redeploying the list caused the problem.

 

Enjoy WSS!

 

 


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