Missing Office / SharePoint template in Visual Studio 2017

Visual Studio 2017 Missing SharePoint Templates

In this post, we’ll solve “Missing Office / SharePoint template in Visual Studio 2017” by installing Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2017.

Missing Office / SharePoint template in Visual Studio 2017

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Missing Office / SharePoint template in Visual Studio 2017

When I tried to create a new SharePoint 2016 solution via Visual Studio 2017, I couldn’t find Office/SharePoint Template as shown below:

couldn’t find Office/SharePoint Template in Visual Studio 2017

Actually, you are missing Office / SharePoint template in Visual Studio 2017 because of the Microsoft Office Developer Tools is not installed.

Microsoft Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2017 enables you to develop SharePoint solutions and add-ins for SharePoint 2016 that includes:

  • Create new Office add-in projects using templates specific to an Office application (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint).
  • Support new Office features such as add-in commands, Fabric UI, and new functionalities in Office.js.

Install Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2017

By dint of the “New Installation Experience (Workloads)” in Visual Studio 2017  that allow to Install  Office Developer Tools directly without download Office Developer Tools from the Web Platform Installer as was in previous versions of Visual Studio.

You might also like to read Visual Studio 2015 Missing SharePoint Templates.

To Install Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2017, you should do the following:

Steps

  • Open Visual Studio 2017 Installer.
Visual Studio 2017 Installer
  • Click on “Modify“.
Modify Visual Studio 2017
  • In “New Installation Experience”, Specifically in “Workloads” Tab.
  • Find “Office / SharePoint Development“, then click on “Install”.
Install Office SharePoint Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2017
  • Wait a moment until the installation is finished.
Install Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2017
  • Once the installation is finished, Click on “Launch” button to open Visual Studio 2017.
Open Visual Studio 2017
  • Great, the “Office / SharePoint templateis now installed for Visual Studio 2017 as shown below:
Install Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2017

Note: Visual Studio 2017 is supported for SharePoint 2016, SharePoint 2013 and Office 365.


Conclusion

In conclusion, we have learned how to Install Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2017 to avoid Missing Office / SharePoint template in Visual Studio 2017.

Applies To
  • SharePoint 2016.
  • SharePoint 2013.
  • Visual Studio 2017.
  • Office 365.
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16 thoughts on “Missing Office / SharePoint template in Visual Studio 2017”

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  2. Booooooo!
    That installs the templates, but does not install the msbuild SharePointTools like the pre 2017 version did

  3. missing sp2019 project templates in vs2017?
    Kindly help to get the sharepoint 2019 project templates in VS2017.

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