Provide functionality for Outlook Add-In to automatically launch in the task pane
Our very successful commercial Outlook add-in ePredict for SharePoint (http://ww3w.docauto.com/product/epredict-for-sharepoint) automatically launches its UI in the task pane in desktop versions of Outlook. Our customers are interested in a version for Office 365 Outlook online. However, Office 365 Outlook online requires user input to launch a task pane add-in. Our users would not accept this. Please add functionality, probably in the manifest, that would allow a user to give permission to an add-in to automatically launch in the task pane when an existing email is opened or a new email is being created. Thanks!
Thanks for your feedback! This is in our backlog but lower priority than a few other features. We’ll keep you posted with updates.
I need it too !!! Exactly the same reason.
This feature is must have for E2E testing...
G par commented
This is a critical feature for modern ux
Rob De Reycke commented
Are Pinnabled Task Panes what you need?
Brian Chesbrough commented
This idea was from Jan 2016 and is still in the backlog :(
We're trying to give out outlook customers the same experience our gmail customers receive, however without this it will be a very janky and unintuitive experience.
Our #1 request from outlook customers is to have our add-in auto start when composing a new email.
Andrés Fernández commented
The lack of this feature has kept us stuck at maintaining a VSTO/COM addin instead of migrating to a JS soluction with cross platform support.
This feature would be very valuable and it's a must to push forward the adoption of the new JS addins.
Sviatoslav Lobach commented
I think this idea duplicates https://officespdev.uservoice.com/forums/224641-general/suggestions/10770030
So, I'll duplicate my comment:
Is it reasonable to provide additional flag "Run automatically" on "Manage Add-Ins" page like it's done for "Turned on" flag?