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Integrate SharePoint Designer functionality into Visual Studio

Integrate SharePoint Designer functionality into Visual Studio so that developers can accomplish all required SharePoint development and administration tasks in a single IDE rather than having to bounce back and forth between Visual Studio and SharePoint Designer for various tasks and development activities.

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    sharepointjunkiesharepointjunkie shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

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      • tfsjunkietfsjunkie commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Ideally, I would like to be able to perform all functions that I currently perform directly in SharePoint Designer entirely in Visual Studio. That way, Visual Studio can be my IDE of my choice as a developer and SharePoint Designer can be used for "non-developers" who do not have access to Visual Studio. At the bare minimum, I would like the same features and functionality of SharePoint Designer 2013 Workflows integrated into Visual Studio 2013.

      • Xiaoying Guo - MSFTXiaoying Guo - MSFT commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hi sharepointjunkie,

        Thanks for your feedback! May I know what functionalities in SharePoint Designer you are most expecting to get supported in Visual Studio?

        Thanks,
        Xiaoying Guo
        Program Manager, Microsoft Visual Studio SharePoint Developer Tools Team

      • Richard WestonRichard Weston commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Brilliant idea, it particularly annoys me when SharePoint Designer becomes the default editor for certain file types that I would rather use in VS. I have to reset the default type.

        I think that VS would handle the stuff that we can do in SPD far more elegantly.

        I understand non-VS users should still have access to a free, standalone app too.

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