SharePoint And VSTO Templates in Visual Studio 2015

For getting the SharePoint/VSTO templates on your Visual Studio 2015, you need to install the office tools. To download click here.

Double click the install and start the installation.

install

click the install

Post installation launch the visual studio. In the new project, you will be able to see new project templates.

new project

If you have been using the older version of VS you will be able to instantly observe that apps is now Office Add-ins.

The Office Add-ins from previous version is now classified under VSTO Add-ins, here VSTO stand for Visual Studio Tools for Office.

SharePoint solutions still remains the same and it still contains templates for SharePoint 2010 version as well.

The newly added VSTO Add-ins contains templates for Office 2010, 2013 and the newly launched Office 2016 as well.

The following is a detailed table elaborating various templates available in Visual Studio 2015 category wise.

Office Add-ins VSTO Add-ins SharePoint Solutions
Office Add-in
SharePoint Add-in
Cloud Business App (new)
Excel 2013 and 2016 VSTO Add-in
Excel 2013 and 2016 VSTO Template
Excel 2013 and 2016 VSTO workbook
InfoPath 2013 VSTO Add-in
Outlook 2013 and 2016 VSTO Add-in
PowerPoint 2013 and 2016 Add-in
Project 2013 and 2016 VSTO Add-in
Visio 2013 and 2016 VSTO Add-in
Word 2013 and 2016 VSTO Add-in
Word 2013 and 2016 VSTO Document
Word 2013 and 2016 VSTO Template
Excel 2010 VSTO Add-ins
Excel 2010 VSTO Template
Excel 2010 VSTO Workbook
InfoPath 2010 VSTO Add-ins
Outlook 2010 VSTO Add-ins
PowerPoint 2010 VSTO Add-ins
Project 2010 VSTO Add-ins
Visio 2010 VSTO Add-ins
Word 2010 VSTO Add-ins
Word 2010 VSTO Document
Word 2010 VSTO Template
SharePoint 2013 – Empty Project
SharePoint 2013 – Silverlight Web Part
SharePoint 2013 – Visual Web Part
SharePoint 2013 – Import Solution Package
SharePoint 2013 – Import Reusable 2010 Workflow
SharePoint 2010 – Empty Project
SharePoint 2010 – Silverlight Web Part
SharePoint 2010 – Visual Web Part
SharePoint 2010 – Import Solution Package
SharePoint 2010 – Import Reusable Workflow