SharePoint 2013/2010 Support

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Jonathan Ruckert

28 Oct, 2014 10:27 PM


 We have a couple of projects that need to build/output a WSP file that is an output from a SharePoint 2010/2013 Visual Studio project.

We are currently using a trial and would really like to know that this is a supported output. Our current build process works with our internal build server (TFS 2012) without SharePoint installed (similar approach to the VSTO build/targets)

Is this something that could be enabled if we can provide some assistance?


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 28 Oct, 2014 11:40 PM

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    Hi Jonathan,

    Absolutely, I'd love to make SharePoint projects work on AppVeyor!

    Any experience or guides you may share are very welcome!

  2. 2 Posted by Jonathan Rucker... on 28 Oct, 2014 11:50 PM

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     Thanks for the quick reply. When we configured our local build server we followed the following instructions (they are quite detailed)

    If you need help/sample project for some testing (i'm happy to do testing also) please let me know.


  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 28 Oct, 2014 11:52 PM

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    Perfect, thanks!

    Instructions look pretty straightforward.

    I'll let you know when it's ready for testing.

  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 30 Oct, 2014 01:47 AM

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    What project type should I create in Visual Studio to make sure SharePoint builds are supported on AppVeyor?

  5. 5 Posted by Jonathan Rucker... on 30 Oct, 2014 01:54 AM

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    I've created a very simple SharePoint CI Test project (public) for testing if this helps?


  6. Support Staff 6 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 30 Oct, 2014 02:02 AM

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    Sure, thanks!

    Does it require any kind of packaging/publishing or what would be the artifact? What process do you currently use?

    Sorry for asking - the last time I did something for SP was like 5 years ago :)

  7. 7 Posted by Jonathan Rucker... on 30 Oct, 2014 02:04 AM

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    Sorry to answer your question - I used a "Blank SharePoint 2013" template.

    However for it to generate an output/WSP I created a simple feature/module that copies the Sample.txt file to the SharePoint "Style Library".

    To generate an artifact for the WSP which is what i'm really interested in you need to include:



  8. Support Staff 8 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 30 Oct, 2014 02:07 AM

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    Got it, thanks!

  9. Support Staff 9 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 04 Nov, 2014 02:59 AM

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    Hi Jonathan,

    It seems we've got it working! Look at these build results:

    The packaging is not yet automated, but you can build and package SharePoint projects right away with custom build command/script.

    There is a new SharePoint 2013 worker image under your account. You should select it on Environment tab of project settings or set in appveyor.yml:

    os: SharePoint 2013

    It's a separate image right now, but will merge it into stable once it's settled down.

    Please let me know if you have any questions.

  10. 10 Posted by Jonathan Rucker... on 04 Nov, 2014 03:08 AM

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    That's great news, i'll give it a go with our larger project now and let you know how it goes. Again thanks for your assistance on this.


  11. 11 Posted by Jonathan Rucker... on 26 Jan, 2015 01:08 AM

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    Hi Feodor,

    I see that this is not currently supported in the Windows Server 2012 R2 Image, and I no longer have access to the SharePoint 2013 Image.

    Can you please provide some guidance on when this will incorporated into the base image?


  12. Support Staff 12 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 26 Jan, 2015 02:22 AM

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    Hi Jonathan,

    SharePoint support is now a part of "stable" image, but it's on Azure only. I've put back "SharePoint 2013" image for now.

    Early next week, during next AppVeyor update, we'll add SharePoint support to Hyper-V build worker images.

  13. 13 Posted by Jonathan Rucker... on 26 Jan, 2015 02:32 AM

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    Thank you, can you also confirm SharePoint 2010 compatibility? I'm happy to help with this also if needed.

  14. Support Staff 14 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 26 Jan, 2015 02:35 AM

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    It's 2013 only. We are going to deploy 2013 for now and then start working on 2010.

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