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Can I use visual studio 2015 to build workflows for SharePoint 2013?

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As a short answer Yes . once installing Microsoft Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2015 you will be able to create a SharePoint 2013 Empty Project > then add item workflow.

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  • Assuming I have the MS office dev tools for VS 2015, can I create said workflows from my machine? Or do I have to install visual studio on the sharepoint server? Ideally, I would like to install visual studio on my laptop so I dont have to remote into the sharepoint server. – jes516 Nov 14 '16 at 17:17
  • See my brother , regarding your comment : unfortunately, you can develop a SharePoint solution in a machine that didn't have SharePoint installed and if you tried to do this you will get this error "SharePoint must be installed on the local system to develop SharePoint solutions." , – Mohamed El-Qassas MVP Nov 14 '16 at 20:53
  • Meanwhile, By using the SharePoint development tools in Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 with Microsoft SharePoint 2013, however, you can create app for SharePoint solutions on a system by using a remote installation of SharePoint. You don't have to install SharePoint 2013 on your local system. This capability is known as remote development. – Mohamed El-Qassas MVP Nov 14 '16 at 20:55
  • Fortunately, In SharePoint App / Add-In you can Add a workflow to a SharePoint-hosted SharePoint Add-in for more details check msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/mt148590.aspx – Mohamed El-Qassas MVP Nov 14 '16 at 20:58
  • Sharepoint and sql are installed locally. They are not hosted. Can i still use Visual Studio from my machine? – jes516 Nov 14 '16 at 21:01

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