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Explain SharePoint Solution File? How it differ from WebPart .cab files in legacy development? What does SharePoint Solution File contain?

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A SharePoint solution file is compressed file that contains custom components. It is suffixed with a .wsp extension that aids in deployment.

Differences between the .cab and the SharePoint solution files are:

Solution files allow easy deployment to all Web Front End's.
Solution files are highly manageable from the interface.
Solution files can provide Code Access Security to avoid GAC deployments.

A solution file contains: aspx files, DLLs, resource files, definition files.

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