Use Visual Studio for SharePoint framework development

When it comes to develop on SharePoint framework, you are free to use environment as your preference. It may be open source tool or proprietary. In the legacy models of SharePoint development, its highly coupled with the Visual Studio, but when it comes to this model you can use VS Code, Sublime, Brackets, Notepad++, Eclipse or any developer as you love most.

Following describes how to develop on SharePoint framework and you still like to develop with Visual Studio which is fully fledged development experience.

Step 1: Scaffolded your Office template to your dev folder.  Reference: SharePoint Framework Scaffolding

 Step 2: Install Node.js to to your Visual Studio. Following link for VS 2015 Community and search for your version of VS.

 Step 3: Create new project as below

 Step 4: Select where your node JS files are placed. This should be place where you have scaffolded office templates

Step 5: Select your startup file. This should be gulp file if you go with defaults nothing to change.

Create Custom view for SharePoint (2013) List | Manipulate Schema.xml

There may be many ways of creating views for SharePoint list, but following method would be most easiest and consistent way of achieving it as I found out.

Create a new list or in an existing list,  find the “view” tab. And create new view as your desired.

Go to schema.xml of the considered list on the solution.

Include your fields as below in the <ViewFields> XML parent.

<FieldRef Name="LinkTitle"></FieldRef>
<FieldRef Name="Date1" />
<FieldRef Name="Update" />
<FieldRef Name="Details" />
<FieldRef Name="Status" />
<FieldRef Name="Resolved1" />
<FieldRef Name="ResolutionDate" />
<FieldRef Name="ConfidenceLevel" />
<FieldRef Name="PHC" />

If there is any filtering in data; you can include those filtering there.

<FieldRef Name="ID"></FieldRef>

<FieldRef Name="Author"/>
<Value Type="Integer">
<UserID Type="Integer"/>


If you further investigating on this following link would be useful. If you still finding difficulties, feel free to contact me.