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  1. Detecting Outlook Add-ins

    We currently have a VSTO add-in for Outlook but want to write a new add-in so that we can run on all outlook platforms. However, we don't want our users to run both at the same time. Is it possible for the VSTO add-in to detect if there is a new style add-in installed and/or vice versa, can the new style add-in detect if the VSTO add-in is loaded?

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      0 comments  ·  Add-in: Outlook  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Outlook addin, get the URL to directly open an email in a browser

      On msg read scenario, I would like to get the link to the current email. That way, people can easily open that email again when they're using our platform

      Related StackOverflow question: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/53728777/in-an-outlook-addin-how-do-i-get-construct-the-url-to-directly-open-an-email-in

      6 votes
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        1 comment  ·  Add-in: Outlook  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Support Compose AddIn on Mobile

        According to this...

        https://docs.microsoft.com/en-gb/office/dev/add-ins/reference/manifest/extensionpoint#extension-points-for-outlook

        ...Addins are only supported for message read, on mobile. Can we please have a MobileMessageReadCommandSurface ExtensionPoint, so that we may create an addin for message compose, on mobile.

        9 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Add-in: Outlook  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Pinnable Task Pane Support for Mac and OWA

          The Pinnable Task Pane is a great piece of functionality, because as the user is navigating through their Inbox it is cumbersome to have to click a button to open an add-in for each email.

          Support for this (at least as per the documentation) is limited only to Outlook 2016 for Windows.

          This Idea captures the work to enable this functionality for both OWA and the Mac desktop client.

          76 votes
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            4 comments  ·  Add-in: Outlook  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Support for Drag and Drop in Outlook and other addins

            Allow the ability to be able
            - to drag attachments from an e-mail to an addin
            - to drag and drop 1 or more e-mails (and their attachments) to an add-in.

            Allow the ability to drag content to a new /email in compose mode from the addin

            This will allow information exchange between Outlook and the addin which reads /writes data to an external repository

            18 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Add-in: Outlook  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Outlook addin, get the URL to directly open an email in a browser

              On msg read scenario, I would like to get the link to the current email. That way, people can easily open that email again when they're using our platform

              Related StackOverflow question: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/53728777/in-an-outlook-addin-how-do-i-get-construct-the-url-to-directly-open-an-email-in

              3 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Add-in: Outlook  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Stop making us change the password while traveling - when we have already verified an account and shown it is not being compromised.

                Stop making us change our password while traveling. We have to verify an email is ours when logging in from foreign countries. Once finished, they require a new password - different from all others. Once verified, we should be able to KEEP the old password.

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                  0 comments  ·  Add-in: Outlook  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                    3 comments  ·  Add-in: Outlook  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Change font size name (DisplayName) of Outlook add-in in Office 365

                    We set title of Outlook plugin in manifest in the element DisplayName https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/office/dev/add-ins/reference/manifest/displayname. Max length is 125 characters.

                    But on the web version Office 365 the font size of title is quite large, and we can see only about 15 characters. All other text will be cut off. In desktop versions in Mac and Windows Outlook we can see much more characters

                    https://monosnap.com/file/PNZCViWsG90tuiML0vYEPxY3GpLR9X

                    Is it possible to change font size of Outlook add-in or in some other way show more than 15 chars in header.

                    Thanks.

                    3 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Add-in: Outlook  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Support iOS compose in Add-Ins

                      Currently (05/2017) Outlook for iOS does not support Compose Add-Ins.

                      Please support iOS and give us some idea of when this support will be available.

                      36 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Add-in: Outlook  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Support for shared mailboxes

                        Office 365 shared mailboxes are very useful. Unfortunately, they do not load outlook web add-ins right now: see http://stackoverflow.com/questions/35059067/make-outlook-add-ins-working-with-office-365-shared-mailboxes/35065215
                        This would be terrific to have add-ins for such mailboxes especially for all CRMs related apps

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                          59 comments  ·  Add-in: Outlook  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Provide functionality for Outlook Add-In to automatically launch in the task pane

                          Our very successful commercial Outlook add-in ePredict for SharePoint (http://ww3w.docauto.com/product/epredict-for-sharepoint) automatically launches its UI in the task pane in desktop versions of Outlook. Our customers are interested in a version for Office 365 Outlook online. However, Office 365 Outlook online requires user input to launch a task pane add-in. Our users would not accept this. Please add functionality, probably in the manifest, that would allow a user to give permission to an add-in to automatically launch in the task pane when an existing email is opened or a new email is being created. Thanks!

                          62 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Add-in: Outlook  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add support for passing unsaved attachments to displayNewMessageForm

                            To forward an email we use the displayNewMessageForm. The attachment data we receive from our backend base64 encoded. So it would be nice, if there would be a possibility to attach these files as unsaved using some kind of data-url like:
                            'data:application/octet-stream;charset=utf-8;base64,JVBERi0xLjUNCiW1tbW1DQoxID....'

                            23 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Add-in: Outlook  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Outlook add-in commands should be enabled when reading pane is off in Outlook desktop

                              Currently, availability of body content is needed in order to enable the add-in. As I think this would be ok for contextual add-in, but for add-in commands this isn't necessary.

                              So basically we need recipient information when executing add-in commands and if needed we can use REST API or EWS in order to fetch the body content later on.

                              13 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Add-in: Outlook  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Immediate synced to the server - saveAsync to get an itemId to use with EWS or the REST API

                                Copied from : https://stackoverflow.com/questions/46671562/how-can-we-force-a-mailbox-item-to-be-persisted-to-ews?rq=1

                                Note: This particular issue has significant impact on our customers, which translates to high business impact with direct consequences on revenue.

                                TL;DR.
                                How can our Office add-in for Outlook, when a user interacts with our add-in while composing an email draft, minimize the amount of time it takes before the EWS GetItem API will return an OK response for the itemId we receive from Office.context.mailbox.item.saveAsync()?

                                If it turns out that our add-in has no control over when the item will be persisted to EWS, then what could an end-user do to speed this up?

                                We are…

                                45 votes
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                                  2 comments  ·  Add-in: Outlook  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Contextual add-in should support programmatically set RegEx

                                  At the moment the rules for contextual add-ins can only be set by static regex within manifest file. The new functionality would allow you to get to these rules programmatically and set the RegEx from running JavaScript code.
                                  More on this: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/52930044/contextual-outlook-add-in-based-on-dynamic-regex/53001217#53001217

                                  8 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Add-in: Outlook  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Request for a body.appendAsync() method

                                    Hello,

                                    I’m working on a web add-in for Microsoft Outlook, and I’ve run into a few issues with Office.js’s body.setAsync() method.

                                    I’ve posted two questions to Stack Overflow related to my add-in’s use of the body.setAsync() method:

                                    - Base 64 signature images in the Outlook Web App are lost when I try to update the body of an email [link: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/51736434/how-to-prevent-base-64-format-signature-images-being-dropped-in-outlook-web-app]

                                    - Getting the email body with body.getAsync() and then setting it with body.setAsync() causes line spacing issues in desktop Outlook platforms that use Word as the text editor [link: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/51603265/line-spacing-increased-issue-when-updating-email-body-with-office-js]

                                    My add-in needs to add content to…

                                    24 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Add-in: Outlook  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Outlook add-in command button on calendar overview

                                      It should be possible to add a button to the command ribbon for the calendar overview in outlook. The PrimaryCommandSurface extensionpoint doesn't seem to be supported in Outlook add-ins. Adding a button to the appointment edit window isn't enough, because I need to perform an action for the whole calendar.

                                      6 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Add-in: Outlook  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add extension points to Outlook Add-ins for the Calandar and the People modules.

                                        Add-in commands are available when selecting or composing specific mail/calendar items. I suggest they should be available in more places. Most importantly in the Calendar and the People sections.

                                        16 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Add-in: Outlook  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Detect when item is changed in Outlook Web Add-in

                                          I would like to update the content of my Outlook Web Add-in when Calendar event data is changed. Is there any possibility to catch kind of ItemChanged event in the web add-ins?

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