In this article, I will be going over the development process I follow to get a SharePoint 2013 app ready for Prime time using a Surafce Tablet device.
As main main development IDE I use Visual Studio 2012. In order to be able to do any SharePoint 2013 App development, one requires Visual Studio 2012 Update 1, as well as the Office Developers Tools nuggets. Overall, my Visual Studio installation takes close to 7Gb of Space. It has all been installed on my Sandisk extra storage.
Once my app has been successfully tested, all that remains to be done, is to grab the .app file that has been compiled locally by Visual Studio, and to send it out to the team responsible for the on-premises SharePoint servers. They will then go and add my .app file to the organization’s App Catalog.
I had been working on a sandboxed web part for some time, and had it deployed onto a development server for testing purpose. Then some requirements changed, and I had to change it from being a sandboxed solution into being a Farm one. I made sure I uninstalled my sandboxed solution from the solution gallery before trying to install the new one. The Farm solution’s WSP installation went through fine, without any errors. I was also able to activate its associated feature without a problem. However, whenever I was trying to go and insert the web part onto a page, I would get the following error (“The request could not be completed because the specified solution was not found):