Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Tools: Visual Studio 2008 Extensions, Version 1.2 Released

I know I'm a little late to the party with this one, but we released the 1.2 version of VSeWSS in eary June. This adds support for VS 2008. Unfortunately, no 64 bit support.


Tools for developing custom SharePoint applications: Visual Studio project templates for Web Parts, site definitions, and list definitions; and a stand-alone utility program, the SharePoint Solution Generator. Please also download the User Guide and Samples listed in Related Resources.

The User Guide for this tool can be found here: Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Tools: Visual Studio 2005 Extensions User Guide, Version 1.1

The 1.1 version can be found here for Visual Studio 2005 support: Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Tools: Visual Studio 2005 Extensions, Version 1.1

Version 1.2 of the Visual Studio 2008 Extensions for Windows SharePoint Services contains the following tools to aid developers in building SharePoint applications:

Visual Studio 2008 Project Templates

  • Web Part
  • Team Site Definition
  • Blank Site Definition
  • List Definition
  • Empty SharePoint Project

Visual Studio 2008 Item Templates (items that can be added into an existing project)

  • Web Part
  • Custom Field
  • List Definition (with optional Event Receiver)
  • Content Type (with optional Event Receiver
  • Module
  • List Instance
  • List Event Handler
  • Template

SharePoint Solution Generator

  • This stand-alone program generates a Site Definition project from an existing SharePoint site. The program enables developers to use the browser and Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer to customize the content of their sites before creating code by using Visual Studio.

Comments (3)

  1. bbilbro says:

    Any reason for no 64-bit support?  We are new to SharePoint development and use 64-bit machines to support a large set of memory for running virtual machines.

  2. dsandor says:

    So many of the developers at my organization have x64 installs on thier dev machines to allow for greater memory when writing code.  We have virtual server installed and use sandboxes for testing on our development machines.  64 bit support goes beyond the target server platform.  

    Please consider publishing an x64 package soon as I would be willing to bet many developers are installing x64 versions of XP/Vist/2003R2 and Server 2008 for thier dev machines.


  3. sravakasyapk says:

    What are the other options of developing the MOSS 2007 elements like webpart’s, features, solutoins, deployment packages and others using the Visual Studio 2008 64 bit? It will be great if you could send the reply back asap. I would be reachable at .

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