I m trying to create a new SharePoint app from vs2013.I have the vs2013 ultimate edition and all the needed updates installed.When I press Finish in the process i got this message

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One paradox is that I can access the SharePoint site via visual studio server explorer.But when I try to make a new project-app i got this error message no matter if the app is provider hosted or sharepoint hosted

  • I just had this issue. In my case I also had been working on an app that targeted a SharePoint Online site. Then, when opened a second instance of Visual Studio and tried to create an app that targeted a local SharePoint site, I got the error that you described. I tried changing the SharePoint properties as the message described and I got the app built and deployed but it wouldn't run correctly. I guessed that the issue was the other instance of Visual Studio so I shut both instances down and tried again. This time everything worked as expected. Oct 3, 2014 at 11:17
  • thank you both for your comments. wjervis yes I ve configured it.
    – g bas
    Oct 3, 2014 at 12:57
  • This error can also happen if using VS 2013 update 4, create new App for SharePoint project (.NET FW 4.5.1), enter your office 365 developer site, select Provider-hosted app, select ASP.NET Web Forms App, select use Windows Azure Access control Service for authentication.
    – H A
    Dec 2, 2014 at 21:34
  • u need to install microsoft azure tools on visual studio
    – user39736
    Feb 18, 2015 at 5:05

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When creating a new project, enter the URL as https (ex: https://tenantname.sharepoint.com)

Otherwise, if the project has already been created then select the app project's properties. Set the Site URL as an https site.

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