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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.

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    Mun Wai Chan shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

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      • Peter Lindlau commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Would be excellent!
        But please make sure that the task pane is hidden and not removed, so that all objects such as event handlers stay alive

      • Felipe Costa Gualberto commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yes, it would be great.
        This would cover this scenario: suppose the user selects only 10 cells, so an addin command will not take long to execute and I don't need to disturb him with a task pane in his screen because it'll be fast.
        However, there may be cases where he selects an entire column and I need to show him a progress bar and additional information (like cancel button). So, I would need to call my generic progress bar task pane. After the progress bar finishes, it would be great to close it automatically.

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