Can I use my Visual Studio 2013 to build sharepoint add ins (Hosted App) or do I need to have VS 2015 and install Microsoft Office Developer Tools Preview 2 for Visual Studio 2015. Following the instructions here

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For VS 2015, I suggest download office developer tools preview 1 by clicking


Once you have installed it, SharePoint Addins option wil start reflecting as follows and to create share point hosted Add-in select SharePoint Addins option from the following:

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  • Hi guys sorry I mean visual studio 2013
    – naijacoder
    Aug 31, 2017 at 23:19

You have to install Office Developer Tools for building SharePoint Add-ins (Provider-hosted or SharePoint-hosted) or Office Add-ins.

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