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Is it possible to develop SharePoint 2013 related things using Visual Studio 2012 express?

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The developer tools for SharePoint 2013 are not included in VS and you need to install the tools, the url is here:
Download the tools, products, and resources you need to create apps for Office and SharePoint

If you see on these tools, its written that:
The tools require Visual Studio 2012 Ultimate, Premium, or Professional.

Which answers your question! No Express cannot be used for SharePoint 2013 development

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