Extend the "Ribbon XML" for Office JS to support sharing Tabs and Groups
The original Ribbon XML design, used by Office documents and COM Add-ins, provides a mechanism that allows multiple Ribbon "containers" to share custom Tabs and Groups: the attribute
idQ. If a company has multiple add-ins, for example, all add-ins can share a single Tab. It would be useful if the Office JS API also supported this. Both for Office JS add-ins as well as in combination with VSTO/COM add-ins and Office documents.
Kevin Liebersbach commented
Currently we are going to publish our add-ins in a fashion where you have to install one before the other - hopefully we get accepted! We use CustomTab in the primary manifest and OfficeTab in the extension manifests.
Manoj Rastogi commented
It would be great to have that feature.