Missing Office / SharePoint template in Visual Studio 2015

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

office template missing in visual studio 2015

Cause:

Microsoft Office Developer Tools Preview 2 for Visual Studio 2015 is not installed.

Solution:

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.

To install Office Developer Tools, you should follow the mentioned steps below:

Web Platform Installer

  • Click install.

Microsoft Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2015 - install

  • Click on Direct Download Link.

Microsoft Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2015 - direct link

  • After the file download has been completed > Double-click on the file to install the office/SharePoint Tools > click install.
  • After the installation Process has been completed > Open Visual Studio > New Project > Navigate > Expand the preferred language.
  • Office/SharePoint Template should be now listed.

SharePoint office tool template for visual studio 2015Enjoy:)

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