Visual Studio 2008 extensions for Windows SharePoint Services (VSEWSS) v1.3 Released

The VSeWSS v1.3 is now released and is available for download here. You should uninstall the VSeWSS 1.3 CTP and install this version. There is no difference to the project file format so Visual Studio 2008 projects using the VSeWSS format should not require any upgrading from the CTP.

The tools are available in 9 languages including English, Japanese, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Korean, Chinese (Simplified), and Chinese (Traditional). They are intended to be used with the Visual Studio 2008 install of the same language.

Please note: These are the development tools for SharePoint 2007 and require Visual Studio 2008. The development tools for SharePoint 2010 are included with Visual Studio 2010. You can upgrade your VSeWSS projects to Visual Studio 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010 using an upgrade tool available here.

New features in v1.3 over the v1.2 are:

  • Runs on x64 bit machines
  • Fast deployment commands
  • WSP View improvements
  • Command line build support
  • Solution Generator supports Publishing Sites
  • New RootFiles templates
  • Web part rename assistance
  • CopyLocal support for adding dependent DLLs
  • Conflict resolution dialog for deployments

These features were all available in the CTP. More details of the new features, and other important installation tips are in the release notes on the download page. Please review the release notes.

The best place to get assistance in using VSeWSS 1.3 is in the SharePoint 2007 Development MSDN Forum.