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  1. Add an event that can be subscribed to when a user makes a change to a cell.

    This might look not so important in many use cases. However, when the add-in takes in data from the worksheets and saves them through API calls, it becomes quite useful for a good user experience. Currently, users would need to click on a button in the add-in that would save all of the rows in one go. However, It would be nice if they don't require to do that and the changes can be saved real-time.

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      0 comments  ·  Add-in: Excel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Email address not working on: https://github.com/OfficeDev?utf8=%E2%9C%93&q=add-in&type=&language=

      I have tried to send an email to the address: officedev@microsoft.com and it got returned. It might be possible that only certain people can do this, if so, maybe you should hide it from the site? Thanks

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        0 comments  ·  Developer Programs & dev.office.com  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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          0 comments  ·  Developer Programs & dev.office.com  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Support Compose add-ins on Outlook for Mac

          I'm re-opening this idea (https://officespdev.uservoice.com/forums/224641-feature-requests-and-feedback/suggestions/12947451-support-mac-compose-in-add-ins) that was posted in March and replied to in October of this year. Compose add-ins are NOT supported on the 2016 Outlook Mac client as far as I can tell (I'm running v15.29 (161115) with Office Insider Fast); Compose add-ins ARE available in Word, Excel, etc. but not Outlook. Please let us know when and if that will be remedied. Thanks!

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            1 comment  ·  Add-in: Outlook  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Make a php sdk / library for Microsoft Graph

            I know it says "Coming Soon" on the Graph website, but this would be hugely helpful to me. At least maybe give us a release date or progress report? Or if someone could direct me to where I can find this info, it'd be great. Looking forward to it!

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              1 comment  ·  Microsoft Graph/O365 REST APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Content control support in Word Online

              I've posted about this here:
              http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/office/forum/officeonline-word_online/content-control-support-in-word-online/0f33ba70-9fe0-4990-9f09-db5ce7f3a8c7?tm=1460747722010

              The JavaScript API provides a lot of functionalities around Content Controls, so I don't really understand why these are not supported in Word Online.

              Will we have this support eventually? Do we have any estimated date for that?

              67 votes
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                9 comments  ·  Add-in: Word  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Vertical pane add-in in Outlook online in read mode

                Give developers possibility to create add-in for outlook online, that is displayed in vertical pane in read mode. I saw such add-ins for Evernote and Wunderlist but there is no information in documentation how to create such add-ins. See screenshot: http://www.screencast.com/t/y6V5KTt1

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                • Get online editor url in Word Online add in

                  I would be nice to have a way to get online editor url for a document in order to be able to share to others this url through the word add in

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                    0 comments  ·  Add-in: Word  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Support Mac Compose in Add-Ins

                    Currently (03/2016) Mac Outlook 2016 does not support Compose Add-Ins.
                    https://msdn.microsoft.com/EN-US/library/office/dn818897.aspx
                    Please support Mac - and give us some idea of when this support will be available.

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                      10 comments  ·  Add-in: Outlook  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Ability to close the outlook add-in Pane

                      When developing an outlook add-in, it would be nice if it were possible to close the add-in pane with javascript after a certain action has been completed or after the user has done something.

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                        1 comment  ·  Add-in: Outlook  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Pesentation on most classic use case for an Excel add-in

                        Since Office 2000 I have writen may COM Add-ins for Excel they all have a similar use case. That is they all write text files out of Excel result e.a. CNC files and AutoCAD scripts (see www.scriptsheets.com)

                        Please could you consider teaching me and others how to create an Office 365 App that is linked to an Excel workbook. And that can write text files to sub-folders in one-drive (or perhapse my local harddrive).

                        This would enable me to renew my existing Add-ins.
                        At the moment I should not know where to begin and I only run into cool…

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                          0 comments  ·  Developer Programs & dev.office.com  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          Thank you for your feedback! We’ve several code samples in the OfficeDev repo on GitHub that are broader, scenario-type samples that can help understand the use case for Excel add-ins. Please check out the samples and let us know if they help.

                          - Excel Mail Merge Add-in - WoodGrove Bank Expense Trends Excel Add-in - College Budget Tracker Excel Add-in

                          - College Credits Tracker Excel Add-in

                          Thanks!
                          Office Extensibility Team

                        • Autorun outlook add-ins

                          We would like to create an add-in for Outlook that executes automatically for all new messages without requiring the user to manually activate it.

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                            16 comments  ·  Add-in: Outlook  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                            Thanks for your feedback! We’ve just announced pinnable task pane feature at Ignite. Users will be able to pin task panes to remain open as they navigate through messages. Please check it out and give us feedback.

                            If you’ve other ideas, please open new suggestions on UserVoice.

                            Thanks!
                            Office Extensibility Team

                          • auto run plug-in (user/app defined)

                            Allow user to install plug-in with the option to auto-run the app (or plug-in as the option to turn on auto-run) so the user doesn't have to active the plug-in each time.

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                              2 comments  ·  Add-in: Outlook  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Javascript API For Excel Enhancements (copy worksheet/copy Range,merge cells,call a VBA function)

                              I think the Office Add-In technology is a great start, but is just too limiting to replace an older VBA application. Maybe a start would be to allow the JS API to call a VBA function so we could retain some macros especially for copying worksheets and formatting which is cumbersome in the new technology. Secondly it would help alot if we could define a worksheet and hide it and then copy and populate that spreadsheet, but their is no worksheet.copy method. Likewise if we can't do that it would at least be nice to copy a Range retaining all…

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                                3 comments  ·  Add-in: Excel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                Hi there,
                                We’re happy to say that part of your request is now possible with new Excel JavaScript APIs. Please see http://dev.office.com/reference/add-ins/excel/range merge() method for more information.

                                To find even more about all these new APIs, please check out our API documentation on http://dev.office.com/docs/add-ins/excel/excel-add-ins-javascript-programming-overview or https://github.com/OfficeDev/office-js-docs/tree/master/excel.

                                Thank you,
                                Office Extensibility Team

                              • MailboxNotEnabledForRESTAPI

                                There are claims on the https://dev.outlook.com/ site that we can now access all outlook api using REST, but this is not the case. What I am trying to establish is whether this is the case and I have the wrong configuration, or according to the response - MailboxNotEnabledForRESTAPI, the claims are not valid.

                                Please could someone give me the correct information. If it is the case that not all mailboxes are enabled for REST API then what methods or endpoints should I use to access the calendar information?

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                                  2 comments  ·  EWS & Outlook APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Ability to add new workbooks in Excel Javascript API

                                  Maybe implement it similarly the VBA object model where you have a collection of workbooks.

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

                                    Hi there,
                                    We’re happy to say that this is now possible with new Excel JavaScript APIs. Please see http://dev.office.com/reference/add-ins/excel/worksheetCollection for more information.

                                    To find even more about all these new APIs, please check out our API documentation on http://dev.office.com/docs/add-ins/excel/excel-add-ins-javascript-programming-overview or https://github.com/OfficeDev/office-js-docs/tree/master/excel.

                                    Thank you,
                                    Office Extensibility Team

                                  • Provide a common Parent object in the JavaScript API to current objects

                                    Currently in the JavaScript API (speaking of Excel specifically, but this should be Office-wide). This is somewhat in the API right now, but it is not fully worked out, and most importantly it's non-uniform in its application in the current objects available.

                                    Grabbing a table object, it has a getRange() property. This allows us to get the range of the table, that's great. The range object then has a worksheet property. Where this varies from the much more robust VBA is that a ListObject (aka table) has a Parent of the worksheet, not a range. A range has a Parent…

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                                      4 comments  ·  Add-in: Excel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                      Hi there,
                                      We’re happy to say that this is now possible with new Excel JavaScript APIs requirement set 1,2. Please see http://dev.office.com/reference/add-ins/excel/table for more information.

                                      To find even more about all these new APIs, please check out our API documentation on http://dev.office.com/docs/add-ins/excel/excel-add-ins-javascript-programming-overview or https://github.com/OfficeDev/office-js-docs/tree/master/excel.

                                      Thank you,
                                      Office Extensibility Team

                                    • REST API is not yet supported for this mailbox - tell me what's happening please?

                                      After requesting that the REST API for my outlook.com account be authorised, I have heard nothing back. Some response would be good as my client may not go with Office 365 unless I can perform proof of concept demonstrations.

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                                        0 comments  ·  EWS & Outlook APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Ability to modify Excel worksheet visibility

                                        Please provide the ability to modify Excel worksheet visibility from Office.js (in a task pane add-in).

                                        The Worksheet.visibility property is currently read-only. Ideally, this property could also be modified to change worksheet visibility at runtime.

                                        38 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Add-in: Excel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                          Hi there,
                                          We’re happy to say that this is now possible with new Excel JavaScript APIs. Please see http://dev.office.com/reference/add-ins/excel/worksheet for more information.

                                          To find even more about all these new APIs, please check out our API documentation on http://dev.office.com/docs/add-ins/excel/excel-add-ins-javascript-programming-overview or https://github.com/OfficeDev/office-js-docs/tree/master/excel.

                                          Thank you,
                                          Office Extensibility Team

                                        • Provide functionality for Outlook Add-In to launch in the task pane when an existing email is open

                                          When an existing email is viewed, add-ins appear in an area just above the email body. It is not currently possible to have add-ins launch in a task pane to the right of the email. We would prefer the behavior to be similar to when a new email is being composed and add-ins appear in the task pane to the right of the email. Thanks.

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