Need events for Office Web versions of Word and Excel
The following list of events found on the client version of Word and Excel would aid in development of apps that work the same as current client addin apps work.
Excel Open Event
Excel Close Event
Excel BeforeClose Event
Workbook activate event
Word Open Event
Word Close Event
Word beforeClose event
Document activate event
Thank you! We are considering enhancing the platform with some document events like the ones described here. Once we have something more concrete to share we will do so. If there are particular events (e.g. Doc open) that you care the most about do share with us.
Dustin Lange commented
A “BeforePrint” event like the one in VBA would be great to hide UI elements in a content add-in so they won’t get printed.
Any change to this lately?
Brian NZ commented
Also Access Events:
Application before close
Martin Seifert commented
We would care most about the 'Doc Open' event
@All: in different but similar feature requirements there is this response (see below) so each of you should take a look:
Thank you for your request!
We are collecting API requirements for developing Office Add-ins in Excel, specifically for Events API.
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Sean Boyce commented
Still a lot of interest in this. Would like to see:
As well, more or less in that order of importance. Thanks.
Need events for Outlook too!
I don't understand why there is Document.SelectionChanged but not Document.DataChanged. What if I have workbook and I want to capture any change there? Why I need to bother with bindings?
Not even talking about the fact that it is really useful to get data BEFORE and also data AFTER the change.
Having these events for excel would be great..
If Office web apps have events added like found on the desktop, developers could develop apps that could more nearly behave like desktop Office applications on the Web Version of the Office applications.
Smart Owl commented
The events need for Word and Excel web apps also includes the following events
Having events like found on the Word and Excel client is critical for the Office web apps Word and Excel to behave like the client versions and transparent of what environment an Office file was created or worked on and saved.
Shaun Logan commented
Smart Owl commented
These requested events would allow performing some functions like placing or removing protection of a file, workbook sheets, Word file, and other features that get modified when opening or closing a file, moving to it from another window. This would duplicating functionality found in the Desktop Office apps.