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Updating a Custom App in SharePoint 2013


In this article we will explore the major steps involved in updating a SharePoint app and its deployment after the modifications are done. Generally SharePoint app creation is simple but a problem arises when we try to modify or update it. This article highlights the major steps that can help to do that.

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Major steps in updating an app:

The following are the major steps involved in updating a SharePoint app after it has been published once and needs to be published again after the changes are made.



Only the items marked with * are always required:
– Update the app manifest after making the code changes.
– Raise the Version number in the App element of the appmanifest.xml file. Do not change the ProductID number.

 Updating a Custom App in SharePoint 2016
Updating a Custom App in SharePoint 2013

– Then rebuild the app solution and publish the app.

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Updating a Custom App in SharePoint 2016

– Override the created app site (App Catalogue in this case) with the newly created app.

Updating a Custom App in SharePoint 2013
Updating a Custom App in SharePoint 2013

– Now go to your custom web application site and use the following procedure as captured in the screenshot:

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Updating a Custom App in SharePoint 2010

– Click on Trust it. It takes some time to update the current app and then you are done.
– Click on the newer version of the app and get your changes reflected in the app.

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About Sagar Pardeshi

I am Developer working on Microsoft Technologies for the past 6+years. I am very much passionate about programming and my core skills are SharePoint, ASP.NET & C#,Jquery,Javascript,REST. I am running this blog to share my experience & learning with the community I am an MCP, MCTS .NET & Sharepoint 2010, MCPD Sharepoint 2010, and MCSD HTML 5,Sharepoint 2013 Core Solutions. I am currently working on Sharepoint 2010, MOSS 2007, Sharepoint 2013,Sharepoint 2013 App Dev, C#, ASP.NET, and SQL Server 2008.

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