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  • Question

  • I installed the office developer tools for VS2015 successfully (without error message) but I cannot see the office templates in VS 2015. Does the developer tools not work in the community edition or is there another reason known?

    Tuesday, December 27, 2016 9:11 PM

Answers

  • Hallo Joyce,

     thank you for your fast answer. This helped me to solve my problem.

     I installed the VS2015 VS 2015 Community Edition. I also installed the office developer tools. According to your screenshot this should work.

     I had no information which .exe file I have to execute to start VS. I assumed it is blend.exe in C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 14.0\Common7\IDE because this was in the list of the last executed programs after installation. Blend.exe runs fine, I can develop and run applications, but I cannot see the office developer tools.

     The solution is: To execute VS I have not to start blend.exe but devenv.exe in in C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 14.0\Common7\IDE. Doing so I have access to the office developer tools.

    Best regards

    Jo Kolade


    • Marked as answer by jokolade Thursday, December 29, 2016 7:57 AM
    Thursday, December 29, 2016 7:56 AM

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  • Hi jokolade,

    Welcome to MSDN forum.

    Please refer to the thread: https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/2967004f-c5a5-4d9b-8d1b-824aa7f12e9f/where-to-get-office-developer-tools-for-visual-studio-2015?forum=officegeneral

    You can install the Office Developer Tools in the Community Edition by using the Web Platform Installer. The direct link to our download is here: http://aka.ms/officedevtoolsforvs2015

    I have test it on my visual studio community 2015, after installing it you could get office developer tools.

    Best regards,

    Joyce


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    Wednesday, December 28, 2016 5:44 AM
  • Hallo Joyce,

     thank you for your fast answer. This helped me to solve my problem.

     I installed the VS2015 VS 2015 Community Edition. I also installed the office developer tools. According to your screenshot this should work.

     I had no information which .exe file I have to execute to start VS. I assumed it is blend.exe in C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 14.0\Common7\IDE because this was in the list of the last executed programs after installation. Blend.exe runs fine, I can develop and run applications, but I cannot see the office developer tools.

     The solution is: To execute VS I have not to start blend.exe but devenv.exe in in C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 14.0\Common7\IDE. Doing so I have access to the office developer tools.

    Best regards

    Jo Kolade


    • Marked as answer by jokolade Thursday, December 29, 2016 7:57 AM
    Thursday, December 29, 2016 7:56 AM