Visual Studio 2015 Missing SharePoint Templates

Visual Studio 2015 Missing SharePoint Templates

In this article, we’ll solve “Visual Studio 2015 Missing SharePoint Templates” for SharePoint 2016.

Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2015

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Visual Studio 2015 Missing SharePoint Templates

When I tried to create a new SharePoint 2016 solution via Visual Studio 2015, I couldn’t find Office/SharePoint Template as shown below

Visual Studio 2015 Missing SharePoint Templates

Missing Office / SharePoint template in Visual Studio 2015

Actually, you can’t find Office/SharePoint Template in Visual Studio 2015 because of the Microsoft Office Developer Tools Preview 2 for Visual Studio 2015 is not installed.

Microsoft Office Developer Tools Preview 2 for Visual Studio 2015 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.

You can find the list of office developer tools for Visual Studio at Office Developer Tools.


Install Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2015

To install SharePoint templates for Visual Studio 2015, you should install Office Developer Tools by doing the following:

Steps

Install Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2015
  • Click install.
Install Microsoft Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2015
  • Click on Direct Download Link.
Microsoft Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2015
  • After downloading Microsoft Office Developer Tools Preview 2 for Visual Studio 2015.
  • Double-click on the download file to install the office/SharePoint Tools for Visual Studio 2015, click install.
  • After the installation process has been done,
  • Open Visual Studio > New Project > Navigate > Expand the preferred language.
  • The Office/SharePoint Template for Visual Studio 2015 should be now listed as shown below:
SharePoint office tool template for visual studio 2015

Conclusion

In conclusion we have installed Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2015 to avoid “Visual Studio 2015 Missing SharePoint Templates” issue.

After installing “Microsoft Office Developer Tools Preview 2 for Visual Studio 2015“, we are able to create SharePoint solutions in Visual Studio 2015 now.

Applies to
  • Visual Studio 2015.
  • SharePoint 2016.
  • SharePoint 2013.
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