Essential SharePoint development tools

There are plenty of tools available for the SharePoint developer to develop SharePoint solutions . Below are some of the essential tools for SharePoint developers

Essential SharePoint development tools

SharePoint Manager 2013

The SharePoint Manager 2013 one of the SharePoint object model explorer. It enables the developers to browse every site on the local farm and view every property.

Know more about SharePoint Manager 2013 from Codeplex


If you are on MOSS 2007 or WSS 3.0 , this is one of the tool to create new SharePoint solutions and features in an easier and trouble freeway.

Know more about WSPBuilder (SharePoint WSP tool) from Codeplex

SharePoint ULS Log Viewer

SharePoint ULS Log Viewer is a Windows Application for viewing SharePoint ULS log files more easily.

Know more about SharePoint ULS Log Viewer from Codeplex

CKS: Development Tools Edition

This extends Visual Studio SharePoint project system with come advanced templates and tools.

Know more about CKS: Development Tools Edition here

SharePoint 2010 PowerShell Cmdlets & STSADM Commands

SharePoint 2010 PowerShell Cmdlets & STSADM Commands and download it here

Visual Studio 2013 / 2012

Microsoft Visual Studio is one of the popular IDE for the .NET Developers and SharePoint development can also benefit more from it.

Know more about Visual Studio here

SharePoint Designer 2013

SharePoint Designer 2013 is one of the tool for rapid development of SharePoint applications.

Know more about SharePoint Designer 2013 here


SPTraceView is a tool that analyses the ULS trace messages in real time coming from all MOSS components and notify the developers with the tray bar message.

Know more about SPTraceView at Codeplex

SharePoint Software Factory

SharePoint Software Factory is a Visual Studio extension for the SharePOint developers to create , manage and deploy SharePoint solutions without having to know every tiny XML and C# secret.

Know more about SharePoint Software Factory at Codeplex

SharePoint 2013 SDK

This SDK contains the Howtos , code samples , references which helps the developers in developing solutions based on SharePoint 2013.

Know more about SharePoint 2013 SDK here

Caml Designer 2013

Know more about Caml Designer 2013 and download here

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