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Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Tools: Visual Studio 2005 Extensions, Version 1.1

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  • Version: 1.1
  • Category: Document
  • Language: English

Tools for developing custom SharePoint applications: Visual Studio project templates for Web Parts, site definitions, and list definitions; and a stand-alone utility program, the SharePoint Solution Generator. Please also download the User Guide and Samples listed in Related Resources.

  • Version 1.1 of the Visual Studio 2005 Extensions for Windows SharePoint Services contains the following tools to aid developers in building SharePoint applications:

    New to Version 1.1
    • Support for "Web Solution Package" editing
      • View and edit all solution content (no more hidden generated content)
      • Create new Features and rename existing ones
      • Reorder elements between Features
      • Check for conflicts with existing Features
      • Change Feature activation order
    • Visual Basic support
    • List Instance item template
    • List Event Handler item template
    • File System template (project file deployed to the SharePoint application file system)
    • Bug fixes

    Visual Studio 2005 Project Templates
    • Web Part
    • Team Site Definition
    • Blank Site Definition
    • List Definition
    • Empty SharePoint Project

    Visual Studio 2005 Item Templates (items that can be added into an existing project)
    • Web Part
    • Custom Field
    • List Definition (with optional Event Receiver)
    • Content Type (with optional Event Receiver)
    • Module
    • List Instance
    • List Event Handler
    • Template

    SharePoint Solution Generator
    • This stand-alone program generates a Site Definition project from an existing SharePoint site. The program enables developers to use the browser and Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer to customize the content of their sites before creating code by using Visual Studio.


Status: Deleted

This download is no longer available on The downloads below are archives provided by the Internet Archive Wayback Machine from the Microsoft Download Center prior to August 2020.

FileSHA1 HashSize
VSeWSSv11.exefd00f27dd6fa861c3a673de6ff19fbc0b3d3ee122.64 MB

System Requirements

Operating Systems: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008

    • Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 (Basic installation only), or any product built on Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, such as Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007

    • Visual Studio 2005 (Standard Edition, Professional Edition, or Team System)

    Note   Microsoft does not offer technical support for these extensions.

Installation Instructions

  • To install this download:
    1. If you installed a previous version of these extensions (either CTP or released), uninstall it before continuing.
    2. Ensure that the language of the extensions you intend to download is the same as the language of your installation of Visual Studio.
    3. Download the file by clicking the Download link (above) and saving the file to your hard disk.
    4. Double-click the VSeWSSv11.exe file on your hard disk to start the setup program.
    5. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation.

    Please also download User Guide and Samples for Visual Studio 2005 extensions for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0.

Related Resources