I am upgrading a VS2008 solution developed for Moss 2007 to VS 2013 for SharePoint 2013.

Initially I upgraded code to VS2010 and now I am doing to VS2013. My solution has 14 projects. I could upgrade and successfully build all the projects in VS2013.

While in VS2010 I used WSPbuilder to create WSP's and deployed on the server. But for VS 2013 I cannot use WSPbuilder as it is targeted for frameworks less than 4.0. Is there any other tool that supports creating WSP's for VS2013.

I cannot use (or I don't see) Publish option as my projects are not SharePoint projects.


WSPbuilder does not support to SharePoint 2013.

Here is the one workaround mentioned here

If you execute "%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\microsoft\MSEnvShared\Addins", you should see the WSPBuilder addin file listed. Simply edit this in notepad (remember to 1) close visual studio and 2) run notepad as admin) and duplicate the two hostapplication nodes - "Microsoft Visual Studio" and "Microsoft Visual Studio Macros", amending the version to "11.0". Once this is done, you will find that the add-in loads and the context menu will appear. If you are only intending to use Visual Studio 2012 you could, instead, just update any of the nodes from their existing version to "11.0".

Not sure, if this work or not

Otherwise it is not supported and here are alternate.


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