Apps for SharePoint references

apps for Office and SharePoint

Look up specific members of the several sets of APIs available in SharePoint 2013 for developing apps for SharePoint, including the client programming models, REST resources, and schemas.

Last modified: January 15, 2014

Applies to: apps for Office | apps for SharePoint | SharePoint Foundation 2013 | SharePoint Server 2013

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Overview of the SharePoint 2013 reference libraries
Additional resources

SharePoint 2013 includes three API reference libraries and the schemas reference library for apps for SharePoint.

When developing apps for SharePoint, you can choose between CSOM, JSOM, or REST APIs. Factors such as your current programming skills, the type of application you want to build, and the devices on which you want the application to run are key factors to consider when choosing an API set. To learn more about these factors, the recommended API sets for your development goals, and more detailed information about each programming model, see Choose the right API set in SharePoint 2013.

The SharePoint 2013 API surface area is large, and as part of choosing an API set, it may be helpful to know which members of the .NET server-side object model are available in CSOM, JSOM, and REST. The SharePoint 2013 .NET Server, CSOM, JSOM, and REST API index lists the availability of some of the most commonly used APIs in SharePoint 2013.

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