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  1. 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....).

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      1 comment  ·  Add-in: Excel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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…

      44 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

      • set group as owner of another group from azure graph

        Allow to set group as owner of another group from Graph

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          0 comments  ·  Microsoft Graph/O365 REST APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Outlook REST API 2 Mark Message as Junk / Spam

          Hello,
          I've tried Googling it, but to no avail, so I am here asking for solution to this (seemingly) straightforward question: How do you mark a message as 'Junk' using Outlook REST API 2.0 ? Currently, the API documentation link does not provide any help in this, only thing I could do is as follows, which basically "moves" a message from Inbox to Junk Email, not really ideal.
          .
          Please see my StackOverflow question, where it is suggested I add it to this forum.
          .
          http://stackoverflow.com/questions/40208579/outlook-rest-api-2-mark-message-as-junk-spam
          .
          Regards.

          6 votes
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            2 comments  ·  Microsoft Graph/O365 REST APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Office.js support comapre document functionality equivalent to Application.CompareDocuments

            VBA COM Object model supports Application.CompareDocuments to compare and merge word documents. Office.js lacks this capability. Please support this through Office.js

            86 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Add-in: Word  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add Office Javascript API support for resources of type room in appointments/meetings

              Currently, the requiredAttendees methods setAsync and getAsync have serious issues when resources of room type are used. I will add below my review of the three methods exposed on requiredAttendees object (picture in the link):

              http://s17.postimg.org/satnvyrz3/Required_Attendees_Calls_Behavior.png

              317 votes
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                24 comments  ·  Add-in: Outlook  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Support for hiding/showing task pane through the Office Javascript API

                Currently, there is no ability to hide or show the task pane from the Office Javascript API.

                64 votes
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                  4 comments  ·  Add-in: General/Shared  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add "Change Tracking" API

                  Need a Change Tracking API in Word.

                  199 votes
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                    4 comments  ·  Add-in: Word  ·  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

                    825 votes
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                      46 comments  ·  Add-in: Outlook  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Support dynamic content in Add-in commands ribbon dropdown menu

                      It would be very useful if add-ins dropdown menu could contain dynamically generated items. Now the displayed content in the ribbon dropdown need to be hardcoded even for sub-menus which limit the capabilities of add-ins commands.
                      See question on stackoverflow
                      http://stackoverflow.com/questions/36315571/dynamic-content-in-add-in-command-with-ribbon-dropdown-menu

                      105 votes
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                        6 comments  ·  Add-in: Outlook  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Extend Word Javascript api to close the editing window

                        In a workflow scenario (not sharepoint workflow, something custom) where we want to have a button in a Word Add-In taskpane to close the Word Online window after saving the file. In this button we initiate a next workflow step by saving the document, initiate the next step by e.g. setting a flag in sharepoint and closing the document editing session of the user.

                        This could either be an office general api or a word specific api (this is where we need it the most).

                        78 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  Add-in: Word  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow Officejs to open external excel workbook programatically

                          There should be a way to open a external excel workbook by providing URL for that file on excel online via officejs. so that user can open a template stored on some other server which contains desired formatting and named-ranges which can be modified on Excel Online

                          40 votes
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                            5 comments  ·  Add-in: Excel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Enable binding keyboard shortcuts to a button in Office Add-in or a function in JavaScript

                            I have implemented an Excel Add-in, where there are buttons. Clicking on a button will trigger a JavaScript function.

                            It will be much convenient to allow users to bind shortcut to a button / function. Users will be able to trigger them more quickly when they need.

                            There may be several possibilities as solutions: 1) provide a mean in JavaScript API to bind a shortcut to a button / function; so it will be the job of the add-in developer to bind a shortcut 2) provide a mean to allow users to bind a shortcut to a button in an…

                            19 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Add-in: Excel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Provide an Add-in IDE inside Office applications with macro recorder

                              Do you want to popularize Office JS Add-in development? Why don't you do as you did with VBA? There is a macro recorder and the VBE (VBA's IDE).
                              Anyone with a regular Office instalation can be a "developer" - just press Alt+F11 and start coding. This is a great incentive for begginer programmers.
                              If you recluse Office JS programming to Visual Studio it'll be no use even if the framework is great, because there'll be no adoption by the community.
                              You have to tease your customers' mind so he'll get addicted in macro recording and will want to learn more…

                              30 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Office Developer Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Invoke built-in ribbon commands from Javascript

                                We are able to invoke a built-in Ribbon command in VBA by using:

                                Application.CommandBars.ExecuteMso(“Copy”)

                                Could we have a way to invoke built-in functionality from Javascript

                                20 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Add-in: General/Shared  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow Outlook add-in commands to be used on selections of multiple items

                                  Currently an add-in command will disable if multiple Outlook mail items are selected. It would be really useful to be able run certain commands by iterating over a collection of the selected items.

                                  160 votes
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                                    9 comments  ·  Add-in: Outlook  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Expose Workbook events via Excel JavaScript API

                                    Similar to Document.SelectionChanged event, the following Workbook-level events would be useful to have exposed via the JavaScript API (in no particular order):

                                    Activate,Deactivate
                                    BeforeSave,AfterSave
                                    BeforeClose
                                    Shutdown
                                    SheetActivate,SheetDeactivate
                                    SheetBeforeDoubleClick
                                    SheetBeforeRightClick
                                    SheetChange
                                    SheetSelectionChange

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

                                      Thank you for your request!

                                      We are collecting API requirements for developing Office Add-ins in Excel, specifically for Events API.

                                      If you are considering moving an existing COM/VSTO/VBA Add-in to Office Add-in, or creating a new Office Add-in in Excel, and have events requirements, please fill the survey below and help us focus on the right set of events and design. We truly appreciate your help!

                                      https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=v4j5cvGGr0GRqy180BHbR-JHDwXr1WhPtbjLQNPOgHtUOFhNTTRVNEE5WE9VVzExOVY5Tko2V05TSi4u

                                      Thanks!
                                      Office Extensibility Team

                                    • Support an option to insert content pane from add-in commands

                                      Recently we got an option to insert task panes using add-in commands which is really nice feature. It would be very useful to have an option to insert content panes in Excel, Word and Power Point as well.

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                                        1 comment  ·  Add-in: General/Shared  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add a method to copy a sheet with all data and formatting because there are no back-up or undo options for add-ins.

                                        Since there is no way to cancel the changes made by an add-in, we need to provide users with backup options.

                                        The current version of JavaScript API for Excel doesn't have a method for copying a sheet with its data and formatting, there are no elegant and fast workarounds available.

                                        Could you please let us know if it's possible to add this method to JavaScript API for Excel?

                                        114 votes
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                                          2 comments  ·  Add-in: Excel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • provide an event to let Outlook Add-in respond to a change in the message being written (for example message body, To, Cc and Bcc lists)

                                          As referred to the post:
                                          https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/office/en-US/720a1bd6-abb9-4f75-863f-1fc33256a629/is-there-an-event-for-when-recipients-change-in-outlook-2013?forum=appsforoffice

                                          there is no event JavaScript API an add-in for Outlook could use to react to a change in email message being written (compose mode).
                                          For example if the user adds further To, Cc or Bcc Addresses, it would be advantageous if the add-in could react to it and display relevant data.

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