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  1. Collapsible vba procedures

    By default each procedure should only have the first procedure line (header) visible with an expand button to show all lines within the procedure. Currently a lot of time is spend scrolling through code.

    I would also like to see the two drop downs for general and declarations changed to a tree view on the left so that I can more easily navigate procedures and methods.

    147 votes
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      8 comments  ·  Office Developer Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Improve VBA IDE: Highlight start and end of Blocks e.g. If/End If, With/End With, Do/Loop etc

      It would be great if the VBA IDE would highlight...

      (a) The start and of Blocks such as If/End If. So if you highlighted the "If" the matching "End If" would also be highlighted. This would be great for both coding but also auditing inherited code.

      (b) Highlight incomplete Blocks: so if you start "If" it's red until such time the closing "End If" is added

      96 votes
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        4 comments  ·  Office Developer Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Improve VBA IDE (MS Access): better integration with SQL Server for query development in Access Front End

        Access can link to SQL Server tables but it would great if it had the same intellisense that SQL Server has for writing SQL Statements directly into the VBA IDE. So if you referred to a linked (or local) table in your VBA code then typed the period, intellisense would show the available fields.

        88 votes
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          4 comments  ·  Office Developer Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Improve VBA IDE: Line numbering by default

          Line numbering is essential for efficient error trapping. It would be great if the VBA had line numbering by default. To be effective, it should...

          (a) automatically renumber when code is edited
          (b) be able to be toggled between show/hide

          61 votes
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            6 comments  ·  Office Developer Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Improve VBA IDE: improved code coloring

            I think the color coding of the Office VBA IDE could be improved to match, say, that of NoteBook++.

            If you copy your VBA code into NoteBook++ (and select Language: Visual Basic) you'll see improved color coding compared to the current VBA IDE. For example:

            (a)Line Numbers are red
            (b)The colors are easier to see (more contrast) and customizable
            (c) Characters between parentheses are red e.g. Me.lstContacts.Column(20) where the 20 is shown in red
            (d) If you highlight text with the mouse, other occurences of the same text are highlighted on the page
            (e) string characters between quotes are grey

            15 votes
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              5 comments  ·  Office Developer Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • New VBA IDE Features

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              VBA Native line numbering
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              Adding line numbers is something that is a pet peeve. Line numbers should be Native and error trappable by default without having to add them manually.

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              VBA Accessible Call Stack
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              A way to read from the call stack, function/sub names in order accessed, times accessed...etc

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              VBA Custom Toolbars to allow custom Macro/Function Calls
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              If I could add my ow custom functions as a toolbar button and have my toolbar exportable and importable for others to use. As opposed to a full Add-In.

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              VBA button and/or right click to open…

              7 votes
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                2 comments  ·  Office Developer Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add property that automatically contains the name of the control that fires the event

                Sometimes I could write a single Sub or Function, if I could only get the name of the object that fired the current event. I could of course, create my own global variable and set it inside the myObject_Click event to "myObject", but it would be nice to just have a properties (like CurrentObject and CurrentEvent that would automatically contain those values.

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                • Improve VBA IDE: Find Box sizeable (Ctrl-F)

                  I think the Find Box (Ctrl-F) and Find/Replace Box (Ctrl-H) should be rezieable. That is, the user should be able to drag the box borders to resize it.

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                    1 comment  ·  Office Developer Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • VBA Editor Shortcut Improvements

                    Some requested improvements for using shortcuts in the VBA editor.

                    1) Have Ctrl+W close a code a module window. I use Ctrl+W to close windows. But it doesn't work in the VBA editor. So I'm continually doing Ctrl+W, remembering it doesn't work, then doing Ctrl+F4. Please enable Ctrl+W to close a window as in other WIndows apps.

                    2) Have Ctrl+R close the project pane as well as open it. Right now, Ctrl+R opens the project pane, but you have to manually close it. Have Ctrl+R close it if it's open.

                    3) Same with Ctrl+G. Have it close as well as…

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                      0 comments  ·  Office Developer Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Option to stop at each event function

                      Often, when troubleshooting a problem, I need to see the order of event procedure calls, when there are multiple controls triggering events, and you're wanting to see if some control's event is being called before the form's such and such event. Often I go in and put breakpoints in all the events. It would be great to just set an option that has Access stop at the top of each event procedure, so it can be reviewed.

                      Alternatively, a log of event procedure calls that can be reviewed for troubleshooting problems would be great. And an added bonus would be…

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                        0 comments  ·  Office Developer Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Have collapsible If and Select Case statements in the VBA Editor

                        Allow If and Select Case statements to be collapses, so that all you see are the If ... Then and End If, and Select Case, Case.. Case.. End Select. A little plus or minus next to the keyword would be great. Or just a command to collapse all functions.

                        The reason for this is that when you have an If statement that ends a long ways down, it's often hard to keep track of which End If belongs to which If Then, and you have to scroll and scroll and scroll and hope you indented properly. Being able to collapse…

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                          0 comments  ·  Office Developer Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Please Open API for Microsoft Conversion Library RTF2Foreign

                          Please open the API for Conversion Library
                          RTF2Foreign & Foreign2RTF

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                          • Support 1password's One-time password feature w/ Office 365 MFA authentication

                            Would love to see support for 1Password's One-time password feature for MFA authentication. It seems it can already read the URL but doesn't authenticate with O365 MFA service correctly.

                            Refer to feature here:
                            https://support.1password.com/one-time-passwords/

                            3 votes
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                              • make attachments button/link available inside actionable messages cards

                                With actionable message cards in Outlook, we are able to make it easy for users to act on events in external systems without leaving their outlooks with Approve/Reject buttons. There are scenarios when a simple text accompanying the card is not enough to make a user decision, but providing a user with a report as an attachment to email would make the data sufficient, and a user would still be able to remain working in Outlook. It would be very handy if this attachment could be displayed on the card as a clickable icon/text/object making the whole UX plain clear…

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                                • Augment VBA with an Option Breakable Loop which inserts a 'DoEvents' call before each Wend, Loop or Next

                                  VBA Loops can be a little hard to break if you haven't remembered to insert DoEvents. I suggest adding an option to VBA which yields control at the iteration of every loop.

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                                  • 9 votes
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                                    • Radio Buttons not working in Modern SharePoint Lists - Office 365

                                      Radio Buttons not working in Modern SharePoint Lists - Office 365

                                      In the modern experience view, the multiple choice option does not display as radio buttons even though the field is setup for radio buttons. It looks more like a drop down if anything. Is this a known issue or is this by design?

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                                      • In the Project Explorer of the VBA editor clearly highlight the current edited module name

                                        After selecting a module in Project Explorer when the user clicks in the VBA editing window, the highlighting of the current module name in Project Explorer almost disappears. It is only very faintly highlighted. It needs to be clearly highlighted so the Developer can easily see where they are in the project. I have a copy of xl2007 and the name remains lightly highlighted but in xl2016 it is so light that often I cannot detect which one is selected.

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                                        • Extend Word JavaScript API to add the ability to modify style definitions, list templates, and document variables

                                          There should be a way for an Office web add-In to modify existing styles, list templates, and document variables without closing and reopening the document. The JavaScript InsertOoxml method allows you to introduce new styles, list templates, and document variables to the active document but not to modify existing ones. The same was true of the VBA InsertXML method. However, VBA provided easy, direct access to these objects via Document.Styles, Document.ListTemplates, and Document.Variables collections. For example, in VBA, modifying a style was as simple as ActiveDocument.Styles(“NameOfStyle”).Font.Size = #. In contrast, it appears that the only existing objects outside of a…

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