Missing Office / SharePoint Template In Visual Studio 2017

In this article, we will explain how to install Office Developer Tools to create Office / SharePoint projects in Visual Studio 2017.

In this article, we will solve the issue of,
  • Missing Office / SharePoint Projects in Visual Studio 2017.

Scenario

We have tried to create a new SharePoint 2016 Project in Visual Studio 2017 but we can't find the Office / SharePoint Template.



Cause

This issue occurs when the "Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2017" is not installed.

Note

Visual Studio 2017 supports SharePoint 2016, SharePoint 2013 and Office 365.

Resolution

In Visual Studio 2017, by dint of the New Installation Experience (Workloads), you can now install the Office Developer Tools directly without downloading an independent file from the Web Platform Installer as in previous Visual Studio versions.



Steps

  • Open Visual Studio 2017 Installer.
  • Click on "Modify" to add a new component.
  • In New Installation Experience > “Workloads” Tab, check “Office / SharePoint Development“.
  • Wait until the installation is finished.
  • Click on the "Launch" button to open Visual Studio 2017.
  • Create a new project. The “Office / SharePoint template” is now listed.

Conclusion

In this article, we have learned how to install Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2017.

References

Missing Office / SharePoint Template.

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