# How to use Visual Studio 2015 to compile ArcGIS 10.3.1 Addin project?

Question asked by pliottawa888 on Sep 3, 2016
Latest reply on Jun 17, 2017 by mike.robb

How to use Visual Studio 2015 to compile ArcGIS 10.3.1 Addin project?

Looks I need to modify the file: ESRI.ArcGIS.AddIns.11.targets, but still doesn't work. My Visual Studio 2015 project uses .NET Framework 4.5.2.

After modifying the file as seen below, even I get more errors from the compiling when using ArcGIS 10.3.1 and Visual Studio 2015. Because I am using Visual Studio 2015 and ArcGIS 10.3.1, so I see I need to change the following conditions in ESRI.ArcGIS.AddIns.11.targets, in order to avoid compiling error for ESRI Addin:

from:

Condition="'\$(VisualStudioVersion)' == '12.0'"

to

Condition="'\$(VisualStudioVersion)' == '14.0'"

Before modifying the file, the compiling errors are: