Missing Office / SharePoint template in Visual Studio 2015

In this article, I will solve the below issue

Couldn’t find Office/SharePoint Template in Visual Studio 2015


Scenario

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.

Install Office Developer Tools

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

Couldn’t find Office/SharePoint Template in Visual Studio 2015

  • Click install.

Microsoft Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2015 - install

  • Click on Direct Download Link.

Microsoft Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2015

  • 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 2015


Applies To
  • Visual Studio 2015.
  • SharePoint 2016.
  • SharePoint 2013.
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