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  1. Expose API to allow adding gradients to cells

    I am porting an add-in to Office 365. I see that gradients are not currently supported. The gradients are a key part of the functionality of our add-in (recently demoed to a number of MS execs, including Satya, Brad Smith, Rajesh Jha, and even BillG at MSR TechFest). It would be great to be able to do this soon.

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      0 comments  ·  Add-in: Excel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • SSO for Excel custom functions

      Use case: We have a task pane Excel Add-in working in conjunction with custom functions. Custom functions as well as the task pane need authentication before they are granted access to a resource. We'd like to offer either Single-Sign-On with the Microsoft account or sign-on with a proprietary account and want to avoid burdening the user with multiple sign-in prompts. The custom functions don't need any UI, that means the user can run custom functions with or without opening the task pane.

      I'm aware of the 'OfficeRuntime.AsyncStorage' option to exchange tokens between the task pane and the custom function portions.

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      • Excel Angular Addin without any third-party needed

        As it's confusing, inconsistent and depending on third-party sources, I cannot make my Excel Angular Addin to work. I have followed step by step instructions for several times and for some reason it won't work for me.
        I successfully created a Excel JQuery Addin project, however, I really need to do it in Angular and it must be reliable and easy to build.
        I have professional experience with Angular 7 and I am sure other developers would be happy to be able to dev in Angular without any external complications/dependencies.

        Regards,
        Fernando

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          0 comments  ·  Add-in: Excel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Allow MEDIA_BUTTON broadcast to be sent to outside applications and services.

          We have developed an application for our customers that takes the MEDIA_BUTTON broadcast and uses it to trigger a barcode scan.
          It works in every situation except when Excel has an open document.
          In which situation the broadcast doesn't get out of Excel; neither other applications nor default system behavior of MEDIA_BUTTON works (can't put music on play/pause).

          Would that be possible to either change the way you receive the broadcast or to add an option for the user to choose whether or not they want Excel to take MEDIA_BUTTON input.

          Our customers would like to use our service in…

          3 votes
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          • Add a support for InsertXML for excel

            As like the Selection.Range.InsertXMl I need the option in excel also. It will be helpful for adding contents using openxml

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            • Support passwords are retrieved or stored as files

              自己设置的用于保护EXCEL表格的密码忘记了,再也难以打开了。
              网上非常多类似的求助。建议类似BitLocker那样,把文件的密钥存储为文本或存储在U盘中,避免忘记密码而文档又无法恢复的情形。

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              • does current OfficeJs framework can build RTD functions in Excel?

                I want to build RTD in office js, but can't found a way to define the RTD.

                only found old VSTO with RTD server and so on.

                Does we have a way to define a RTD function?

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                • 'Freeze bottom row' option in Freeze Pan menu

                  Just like 'freeze top row', in MS Excel please provide 'freeze bottom row' option in Freeze Pan menu

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                  • Allow office add-in in Excel to read and change a cell's pattern and pattern color

                    Our add-in uses cell patterns extensively and our functionality limited in a critical way without access to these properties.

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                    • Enable Excel-JS to open a workbook in the same document as the addin.

                      Excel-js currently have new functionality to open up a new workbook using "Excel.createWorkbook", this opens up a new document with the workbook. I would like to suggest functionality where the workbook is not open in a new document, but instead in the same document as the add-in.

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                      • Udfs are available in JavaScript in excel online only in developer preview mode. Tell us when it will be officially available. Please.

                        I need to deploy a udf soon into excel desktop and online and also into google sheets. Udfs are essential to this addin. JavaScript is the natural way to go since both google and ms platforms support this language. But i can't ship a product with this key udf feature only available in developer preview. Knowing roughly when the feature will be available might save me the need to support both vba for excel desktop and JavaScript for sheets. Real addin developers need more timeline guidance from the excel team. I am a happy vba user trying to learn JavaScript…

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                        • JS API function to prevent user from sheet interaction

                          It would be extremely helpful in certain cases to prevent user to interact with the sheet/workbook while some action in the task pane is required or when some process is running (e.g. when some complex sheet changes are being performed - formatting, inserting columns, inserting data, charts....).

                          58 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Add-in: Excel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Excel-JS and VBA: scan VBA project to identify all unique object model calls.

                            When designing and developing a VBA the developer can be reasonably sure that all the Excel APIs that are required for the project are available.
                            If the developer wants to convert an existing VBA project to Excel-JS there is currently no easy way to find out if the VBA APIs being used exist in the restricted subset of Excel-JS APIs.

                            It would be extremely useful to have a tool that analysed a VBA project and produced a unique list of all the VBA OM calls.

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                            • Add array formula support to the Excel Office Add-In API

                              We would like to have array formula support available in the office.js API. We use these heavily in our VSTO Excel Add-in in combination with user defined functions to display function output in multiple cells. Having this feature available would allow us to build the Excel Office Add-in we would like to build.

                              For other forum browsers, here is an example of an array formula.
                              https://www.ablebits.com/office-addins-blog/2015/02/25/array-formulas-functions-excel/#array-formula-intro

                              Please note that while Binding.setDataAsync() in the office.js API supports adding formulas to a range of cells, you cannot see or edit the formula after adding.

                              87 votes
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                                2 comments  ·  Add-in: Excel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Remove the size limitation of content-pane add-in's in Excel

                                In Excel desktop there is a limitation to the width a content pane can be resized when adjusting with the mouse. It appears to be approx 1000px. However, if the columns underneath the content pane are resized, the pane follows this adjustment and will become wider than the 1000px limitation imposed by mouse resize. However, if the content pane is then again resized with the mouse the width limitation kicks in again and the pane width snaps back.

                                In PowerPoint there is no such limitation to the width of a content pane Add-In. It would be helpful, and consistent, to…

                                12 votes
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                                • Ability to get username in Excel

                                  I'd like to be able to access the username listed under Account -> User Information in my add-in in Microsoft Office Excel 2016.

                                  Besides being able to customize the add-in experience and address the user by first name, having the full name would allow me to look up internal users and perform more advance functions like looking up permissions or recording their userId along with actions they perform.

                                  16 votes
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                                    2 comments  ·  Add-in: Excel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Please .... Add the count cell by color function to Excel...

                                    HI
                                    why we cant use count or sum cells by background color as a directly function in Excel.
                                    It mean Microsoft development team can't resolve it.
                                    why we most write some codes in vb6 module for this???
                                    why we can't use it directly in Excel formulas???

                                    best regards

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                                    • sum by color

                                      Would be great if there will be some function, which would be able to make sum/average/count by cell color in Excel. This is very common question from my students and the solution in VBA is too difficult for them. It would be sufficient if there will be color code as text available and then we could just sum etc. by the code.

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                                      • Adding SubTotal method on Range Object

                                        As in VBA : for example :

                                        Range("D2:E8").Subtotal GroupBy:=1, Function:=xlSum, TotalList:=Array(2), _
                                        Replace:=True, PageBreaks:=False, SummaryBelowData:=True

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                                        • Add Workbook.CancelEdit or WorkSheet.CancelEdit to get around GeneralExceptionError when cell being edited

                                          It would be great to have a CancelEdit or have the Range Select / setting range values automatically cancel the editing and avoid this error which seems to have no workaround.

                                          Whenever a cell is being edited by the user, any attempt to select a different range or update values in different ranges causes the General Exception error. There is no method to Cancel the Edit (essentially just need to send the ESCAPE keystroke to the workbook).

                                          To reproduced just double-click on a cell to go into edit mode and then execution of this code fails:
                                          Excel.run(function (ctx) {
                                          //this…

                                          56 votes
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                                            2 comments  ·  Add-in: Excel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                            Hi Brian. Thank you for your input, it is greatly appreciated! We’ve added this to our backlog as something we want to implement. There are many items on the backlog, so we can’t set an exact estimated time for this, but we’ll keep you posted with status updates.

                                            Thanks!
                                            Office Extensibility Team

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