Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Can't see Office/SharePoint project templates in Visual Studio 2015 Update 1

Hi All,

I am writing this blog post to show how to get Office Developer Tools in Visual Studio 2015 Update 1. I used to have office dev tools and i was able to create Office Add-Ins earlier, but after i installed Update 1 for VS 2015. I am not able to see Office/SharePoint project templates.

When i searched for Office Developer tools, I got this link which is the main link for office dev tools:
https://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/features/office-tools-vs.aspx

After i installed these tools, and then restarted i was not able to see the project templates for office.

I kept searching until i found the solution and the needed components to install on your machine properly.

If you have VS 2015 Update 1, somehow these tools have been removed while installing latest bits of VS 2015 updates.

If you are using Windows 10, From the Cortana search type: Microsoft Web Platform Installer.

Install: Microsoft Office Developer Tools Update 1 for Visual Studio.




Or click on this link: aka.ms/GetLatestOfficeDevTools.

Open VS 2015 and you should be able to view Office/SharePoint project templates.



Enjoy!

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