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Visual Studio 2012 templates for SharePoint 2013


So I just fired up Visual Studio 2012 and went to create a new SharePoint 2013 App just to play around with. Only to find that Visual Studio only has the 2010 templates available.


The search to find out what I needed to install wasn’t as quick and simple as I was hoping so now that I have worked it all out i may as well share with the rest of you.


Assuming you have Visual Studio 2012 installed. Go to



Scroll down and under the tools section there is a web downloader (Direct Link). Download and run it, it will download everything you are missing.


After a couple of restarts you can then create 2013 projects in visual studio


Hope that helps

via Buzz Blog http://paulbuzzblog.wordpress.com/2013/01/23/visual-studio-2012-templates-for-sharepoint-2013/

Chris Stretton
Paul is a an expert SharePoint and Project Server developer and is responsible for designing and implementing custom solutions on client systems using the latest SharePoint and .NET technologies.
Paul has extensive experience with SharePoint systems across all sizes of implementation, ranging from small to large farms and has an excellent understanding of all the elements of SharePoint.

This article has been cross posted from paulbuzzblog.wordpress.com (original article)

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