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  1. Drag and Drop

    As you are supporting so many document events for Getting and
    Setting the Data using office.js
    Hence we are developing office apps 90% code using Jquery and javascript,but not all the events are supported that supported by Jquery.

    I need some drag and drop kind facility for dropping "ooxml" kind of data to docuement.

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      13 comments  ·  Add-in: General/Shared  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Give Roadmap for App for Office JavaScript API

      I would be very interested to understand where you are going with the JavaScript API. I think it is a very good venue. However, it still is very rudimentary compared to the traditional C# or VBA API’s. There are still fundamental lacks (talking about Excel) such as:
      - Get address of bindings (e.g. info compared to =cell() function)
      - Get cell formula instead of value from a given matrix binding
      - Trigger range based recalculations
      - Evaluate function for computing a formula
      - Get more context (User context) e.g. for accessing external data (>> rights and roles management)
      - And…

      64 votes
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        9 comments  ·  Add-in: General/Shared  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Thank you for your feedback. There have actually recently been additional users provide specific feedback about the list of fundamentals you list here. Please vote on these to raise them on our radar.
        More specifically around the roadmap, how would you like us to present this API roadmap to you. How much information would you like and what type? What other platforms have you seen do this well? ^JT

      • Add support for wWWHomepage

        Microsoft Graph cant return the wWWHomePage property that people know from regular AD. We need to access this field in a business case and cant do so, because of the current limitations.

        Please add support for wWWHomePage on the User object!

        43 votes
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          2 comments  ·  Microsoft Graph/O365 REST APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Automatically activate Office Add-ins based on a regex pattern in the email or meeting body

          It should be possible to automatically activate Office Add-ins based on a regex pattern in the email or meeting body. This way the user doesn't always have to click the Add in button to open the sidepanel.
          Alternatively it should be possible for a user to "Pin" an add-in so that it is always opened.

          32 votes
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            2 comments  ·  Add-in: Outlook  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Provide API to join / leave Office 365 Group

            As user can join / leave existing Group from Outlook web access etc. It would be nice to have API to do same from custom apps.

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              2 comments  ·  Microsoft Graph/O365 REST APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add ability to collapse selection

              Could you add a call to the Office API to collapse the selection? e.g. removeSelectionasync()

              Our Eduction Task Pane apps work based on selections and we would like the ability to collapse the selection once the functionality we introduce has been completed.

              At present our task pane apps target Word 2013 and Excel online, though we are coming from Word Object Model desktop type applications, so making the cross over.

              26 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Add-in: Word  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                Gavan, thank you for your feedback. We really appreciate it! Can you please explain your scenario a little bit? We now have a getRange API using which you can get the range of an object (paragraph.getRange(“start”), at the start or the end of it, and then it can be selected. Does this API help with your scenario? We look forward to hearing back from you.

                Thanks!
                Office Extensibility Team

              • Provide a way to identify permission object for group owners vs group members

                Currently listing all permission on a driveitem https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/graph/docs/api-reference/v1.0/api/driveitem_list_permissions returns a collection of Permission https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/graph/docs/api-reference/v1.0/resources/permission.

                where three default users are owners, members and visitors. It is very difficult to identify which user is member or owner as these are presented as displayName only and it is translated name in tenants localization setting,

                We need a canonical way to identify permission object's grantee whether grantee is owner or member

                24 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  Microsoft Graph/O365 REST APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add support to Groups and Photos APIs to Hybrid Deployments

                  The current documentation states that "[o]nly v1.0 of the Mail, Calendar and Contacts API are available for mailboxes in hybrid deployments".

                  In order to create real-world solutions using Graph API in Hybrid deployments, the Groups and Photos support (at the very minimum) would be of great benefit. This would enable creation of solutions that drive consumption of other workloads than pure email (such as SharePoint, Yammer, Teams, PowerBI, Stream etc).

                  https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/graph/docs/concepts/hybrid_rest_support

                  23 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Microsoft Graph/O365 REST APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Proofing Tool API

                    We develop high quality grammar based proofing tools (including grammar checkers), and were looking into making them portable via Office.js, but the APIs are so fragmented and anemic that this seems extremely hard or even impossible.

                    We do not care whether the host app is Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook or whether it's on Windows, Mac, iOS, Online ... we just need 3 things:

                    1) Read access to the current text that the user is editing, preferably with paragraph granularity.
                    2) Ability to navigate the user's view around to specific parts of the text, in order to highlight where an error…

                    16 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Add-in: Word  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      Tino, thank you so much for your suggestions! We really appreciate it.

                      There are many requests on this entry. We strongly recommend that you open one for each granular requirement, so they can be voted individually. Could you please do that?

                      The first three things you are asking here are supported in Word. Please open separate requests for the other hosts so we can track them under the right categories and with the right teams.

                      For#1, you can absolutely have access to the current text. You can do range.getSelection().paragraphs . If there is no selection but the caret, you get the entire paragraph. once you are in a paragraph, you can use next(), previous() methods to navigate as needed.

                      For #2 and #3, I am not sure about the granularity level you need but if it’s word level, please check out the range.split method where you can get a set…

                    • Automate Task Pane Insertion into Excel

                      Excel Addin
                      I want to insert the task Pane Addin into my excel file using Powershell script.
                      We deploy add-in in SharePoint catalog and then manually insert into excel files.
                      This is preventing use from getting into automated deployment.

                      16 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Add-in: Excel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Document.getFilePropertiesAsync - file id and version history

                        The Document.getFilePropertiesAsync should return file id and version history information to avoid seperate calls to the backend

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                          1 comment  ·  Add-in: Word  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Ability to use bindable content controls both in header and body

                          When bind function in Office API called for richtextbox content controls in header AND body called, binding fails. If content controls are only in header OR all are in body, binding works.

                          Please fix this situation so that content controls can be used with Office.js both in page header and page body at the same time.

                          9 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Add-in: Word  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Fix bug with Outlook OWA Command Button showing button label as the app title first use in a session

                            It seems there is a bug with the Outlook add-in commands when using the add-in from Outlook Web Access.

                            When using the add-in command (ribbon button) to open a task pane to show your add-in the label of the command button is shown at the top of the add-in where the add-in title should be. If you close the add-in and use the command button subsequent times in a session, then the add-ins title is correctly displayed.

                            Full steps to reproduce the issue can be found on my blog:

                            https://camerondwyer.wordpress.com/2016/12/19/bug-in-outlook-add-in-commands-showing-command-label-instead-of-the-add-in-title-on-first-use-in-a-session

                            7 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Add-in: Outlook  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Programmatically add an App to an Office Document

                              We need a way to programmatically create add an App to an existing Office Document. The use case is to provide users with documents that already have the App attached to it instead of asking to add it manually.

                              7 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Add-in: General/Shared  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                  0 comments  ·  Microsoft Graph/O365 REST APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Bug when using getSelectedDataAsync with coercion type html in Word add-in

                                  When trying to get the selected data, using getSelectedDataAsync function, with coercion type html the event Office.EventType.DocumentSelectionChanged is fired infinitely.

                                  6 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Add-in: Word  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Enable "Send to back" functionality for content add-ins for PowerPoint

                                    In my testing of content add-ins for Office I have found that the "Send to back/Bring to front" z-ordering does not work between the add-in component and other content in the slide. The add-in content is always in front of "native" content in the slide in the z-order. The z-ordering works between add-in content items. This means that you are not able to mix add-in content and native content in the slide - e.g. you can't add a text block over the top of an add-in element.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Add-in: PowerPoint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Restrict sharing with certain external domains

                                      In Office 365, we would like to restrict sharing with certain external domains.

                                      6 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Microsoft Graph/O365 REST APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Enable creation and editing of freeform shapes from apps. Ideally one could create a freeform shape directly from an SVG path.

                                        Enable creation and editing of freeform shapes (or any shape) from apps. Ideally one could create a freeform shape directly from an SVG path.

                                        4 votes
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                                        • APIs to Generate a Survey

                                          For now we allow to generate a survey through OneDrive online or Excel. We will receive a URL which allows to share. However, it seems MS Graph does not support this feature yet. It would be great to add this.

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