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  1. 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).

    81 votes
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      2 comments  ·  Add-in: Word  ·  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…

      23 votes
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        1 comment  ·  Add-in: Excel  ·  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

        24 votes
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          1 comment  ·  Add-in: General/Shared  ·  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…

          31 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Office Developer Tools  ·  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.

            166 votes
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              9 comments  ·  Add-in: Outlook  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 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.

              3 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Add-in: General/Shared  ·  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.

                148 votes
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                  4 comments  ·  Add-in: Outlook  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add worksheet activate/deactivate; workbook shutdown events to the Office Add-in Javascript APIs

                  The enhanced Excel-specific APIs available for developing Office Add-ins that run with Excel 2016 are a nice start. There are some key missing APIs. One area in need of extending is eventing. For workbooks that contain multiple worksheets, it is critical for the Add-in to be able to determine when a worksheet is activated/deactivated so that the Add-in's UI can adapt accordingly. Similarly, the Office Add-in should be able to hook an event so that when the workbook gets closed/shut down (and maybe Saved), the Add-in can persist in-memory state into the workbook.

                  33 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

                  • Provide more information with the Binding.BindingDataChanged event (for Excel table bindings)

                    The current BindingDataChangedEventArgs object passed to the event handler for the Binding.BindingDataChanged event only contains properties for the binding that raised the event and the type of event. There is no specific information about what cells, columns, or rows in the table object were changed. When dealing with tables with many rows and columns and/or end-user gestures that edit/insert/delete many cells/rows/columns at once, this API is not very useful. Contrast this to the (Excel) COM APIs where, at least, the SheetChanged event provides a Range object that describes what was changed.

                    28 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

                    • Provide Mail App Compose appointment functionality to manage resources

                      In compose app scenario there is no way to manage resources.
                      1. if you open a meeting in OWA that has resources configured, you cannot access to this resources.
                      2. if you create a meeing in Outlook and you add "Room Mailboxes" as required or optional attendees, OL resolve those partecipants as Resources and you can no longer manage those elements.

                      54 votes
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                        4 comments  ·  Add-in: Outlook  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Provide a feature which enables to create the bindings to named range which has multiple ranges in it

                        Can you please provide a feature which enables to create the bindings to named range which has multiple non contiguous ranges in it ?.

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                          1 comment  ·  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

                        • Add an O365 REST API endpoint returning a list of pinned "My Apps" of a current user

                          When I'm creating an App on Office 365, users can pin them and select them from the "My Apps" menu in the new Office 365 ribbon.

                          I would like to recreate this menu/whole ribbon in my app (desktop or web, whatever), to bring a consistent experience to my end users. By this, my users could easly switch between O365 Apps and my app.

                          I'm inspired by TechEd Europe and all the O365 sessions. This is what imho is missing and is very important atm.

                          Something like:
                          dev.office.com/me/apps/pinned

                          34 votes
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                          • Office 365 SDK API - Class Library Reference

                            The documentation on dev.office.com for the new SDK API reference is great for how to, but what's missing is class library documentation for the assemblies added in the various NuGet packages. For instance, I should be able to get to a page that for something like Microsoft.Office365.OutlookServices.OutlookServiceClient. Today I have to use a .NET reflection tool, the Object Browser in Visual Studio or write some code and see the IntelliSense to see what objects, methods & properties are available to me.

                            13 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Microsoft Graph/O365 REST APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Social Network of project and Office-document sharing

                              Would be really useful for all students studying in international fields of their studies to be able to share their projects and presentations and be able to access or view other peoples' work. This would be linked with your Microsoft account and it would be nice to have a rating system for shared projects.

                              Think about how much more effort students around the world would put on their projects when they are trying to achieve publicity and good grades online with their school projects. Now that we have Office for iPhone and iPad also the sharing of your documents straight…

                              4 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Microsoft Graph/O365 REST APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Only fire BindingDataChange event when cell data changes

                                Currently it fires on scroll or changing formatting or cell width or a bunch of other random situations. Additionally, it should probably only fire when the user actually changes something, not when I write something with the API

                                16 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  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

                                • improve the copy and move functionality in the Office 365 API Preview

                                  In the preview Files Rest API you can only copy and move files within the same document library. This should be improved so that you can move files within a site collection or across site collections in the same tenancy. Further to this having CopyTo and MoveTo methods at the folder level would be just awesome.

                                  23 votes
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                                    In Backlog  ·  1 comment  ·  Microsoft Graph/O365 REST APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Publish an official and up-to-date NuGet package for Exchange Web Services Managed API

                                    NuGet is the quickest, easiest and best way to manage library dependencies. There are currently older published versions on NuGet with several /thousand/ downloads each that are not published by Microsoft. Please support the platform and provide us with official bits!

                                    5 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  EWS & Outlook APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Excel Apps - Enable Data validation support

                                      Data Validation support is a key feature requirement for using Office Apps for OLTP systems.
                                      The main idea is to fill the gap between VSTO features and Office Apps. This will help in easy portability of VSTO based apps to Office apps.

                                      16 votes
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                                        3 comments  ·  Add-in: Excel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Create a single REST API for skydrive pro and skydrive. Allow users to open documents in Office 365 and save back to any source via POST

                                        The rest api is horribly documented, poorly executed and nearly impossible to use for people without sharepoint. No way to easily access files in skydrive pro.

                                        Basically replicate what Google and Dropbox does.

                                        Give developers a way to open documents in Office 365 and save back to any source. Similar to Zoho remote api.

                                        10 votes
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