With the same behavior as the many other project types developers are familiar with in Visual Studio, the VSTS 2010 release includes new projects specific to SharePoint 2010. I will be walking through each of these types of projects & how you can use them, but for now, here is a taste of what’s available in VSTS 2010 if you’d like to work with SharePoint 2010:


Here is a list of the default SharePoint 2010 project types within Visual Studio 2010 that are available to you as a developer:

  • Empty SharePoint Project
  • Visual Web Part
  • Sequential Workflow
  • State Machine Workflow
  • Business Data Connectivity Model
  • Event Receiver
  • List Definition
  • Content Type
  • Module
  • Site Definition
  • Import Reusable Workflow
  • Import SharePoint Solution Package