Creating a Visual Studio SharePoint solution

In this recipe, we will be creating a SharePoint 2013 farm solution. Farm solutions allow us to deploy content to the filesystem of the SharePoint servers and interact with SharePoint farm elements outside of a site collection, such as the web application.

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Follow these steps to create a SharePoint solution:

  1. Open Visual Studio and select New Project from the FILE menu as shown in the following screenshot:
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  2. Navigate to Visual C# | Office/SharePoint | SharePoint Solution and select SharePoint 2013 - Empty Project as shown in the following screenshot:
  3. Provide a name and location for the project. ...

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