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  1. Allow displayMessageForm to open itemId in same window

    Currently displayMessageForm method is opening the message pointed by itemId in a new window.

    It will be great if we could pass an option to the method Office.context.mailbox.displayMessageForm() that allows to replace the current visualized message with the new message indicated in itemId.

    The use case that I want to enable here is to programmatically navigate with add-in javascript to arbitrary messages knowing their itemIds.

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  2. Allow administrators to pin Office Add-ins

    With the preview release of "the new Outlook" on OWA, Office Add-ins are now buried in the drop down context menu in an email. Additionally, it appears they do not follow the same behavior of Outlook on the desktop, where Office Add-ins will show in the larger ribbon if used more frequently.

    According to this article, Office Add-ins can be pinned if they are used frequently:

    If you were using add-ins in the classic Outlook on the web experience, they will show up pinned next to mail actions or in the drop-down menu once you open an email in the…

    241 votes
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  3. Office.context.officeTheme to return dark/light theme in Outlook web app

    In desktop Outlook app you can set dark/light theme or follow system theme and you can read that value from Office.context.officeTheme so add-in color scheme would match the app.
    You can set dark theme in Outlook web app but the issue is that Office.context.officeTheme returns undefined.

    18 votes
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  4. Add Office.EventType.ItemChanging event for Outlook

    Adding Office.EventType.ItemChanging event will greatly help add-in developers to write robust code to handle changing mail items.

    With a ItemChanging event that fires before Office.context.mailbox.item changes to the new context, we can write cleaner transition state logic, avoiding operations meant for previous item from bleeding into the next item.

    30 votes
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  5. Control of Cursor in Outlook Desktop (Native Windows Client)

    In add-in we want our cursor/caret to appear in the To: field right after loading the add-in. But it goes away and never appear until we click either inside the message body or any other text field.

    I suggest that we should provide a method to place cursor/caret whereever user wants it to be placed.

    It works just fine in web version.

    Here is the reference of discussion with MSFT Outlook Addin team,
    https://stackoverflow.com/questions/58973742/outlook-365-addin-on-desktop?noredirect=1#comment104757525_58973742

    16 votes
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  6. Make it possible to add custom buttons to the text selection tooltip

    Currently, when selecting text, a menu appears with formatting options such as font size, weight, and color. It would be useful if custom buttons could be added to this menu. This would make it easy to use features that process selected text.

    35 votes
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  7. Trying to save a blob file in Outlook for macOS using javascript

    Ok so I have a Blob file that I'm trying to save on local disk (the Blob is created locally from an ArrayBuffer). The problem I'm facing is that Outlook for macOS does not want to open a FileSaverDialog or something similar to let the user save the file.

    My code is working perfectly in Outlook for Web (OWA) on all browsers (including Safari) and Outlook for Windows.

    const blob = new Blob([body]); //body is an ArrayBuffer created locally
    const link = document.createElement('a');
    if (link.download !== undefined) {

    const url = URL.createObjectURL(blob);
    
    link.setAttribute('href', url);
    link.setAttribute('download', fileName);
    link.style.visibility = 'hidden';
    document.body.appendChild(link);
    93 votes
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  8. Fix Office js recipientType discrepancy for Outlook on Windows

    We use Office.js to build an Outlook web add-in and we make use of the calls composeItem.to.getAsync where the compose Item is Office.context.mailbox.item. The call returns an array of recipients of Office.EmailAddressDetails objects and are as described in this documentation.

    In the latest version(s) of Windows Outlook (16.0.11901.20204 and 16.0.11901.20070), we can observe a discrepancy in the resulting EmailAddressDetails.recipientType to the above call when it comes to Dynamic Distribution Groups. We observe that the recipientType used to be distributionList on a slightly older version of Windows Outlook (16.0.11328.20362). But now, the recipientType returns other for Dynamic Distribution Groups. This discrepancy…

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  9. Custom task pane header in Microsoft Outlook addin

    There should be option to disable or hide Addin icon and title in taskpane/sidepane header?

    Or there should be an option to customize header of sidepane/taskpane like setting background image or custom font in header?

    9 votes
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  10. encode URL parameters

    Opening an url via displayDialogAsync even when redirecting to servers that do not honor "|" in query in parameters should work.

    Current Behavior
    Opening an URL via displayDialogAsync fails when opening AWS API Gateway URLs or similar such servers where "|" is not honored/configured to be used. Though it may be for the server to accept "|" the best practice may be to encode the URLs

    Additional details:
    Set up an AWS API Gateway + Lambda
    Use Office API Office.context.ui.displayDialogAsync to open this URL.
    The Office API adds a query parameter "hostinfo" with values similar to - outlook|web|16.01|en-us|6ed38bbe-e610-cf6a-b413-9491cdcef28a|isDialog| …

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  11. Junk mail in outlook

    i keep getting junk and these people keep using a auto response system, but they are lazy, what outlook needs is a first name @ blocker, so i keep getting two kinds of spam, one where they change the .com, and will either write dysfunctional names or coded numbers, so one is a blackmail scam, where they claim they will post videos of you wanking, and what they will do is saveyourself@4005.com or saveyourself@5564.com what outlook needs to develop is a (first name) @ blocker, and also sort numbers .com so just uploads loads of numbers 1 to billion, so…

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  12. Bring back the configuration to always open the compose form in a popup from OWA

    There was a checkbox in 'the old' OWA which, when checked, ensured that the Compose form (new message, reply, forward) opened in a popup. Please bring that functionality back.

    The problem is that my read-pane add-in has a timer which the user can start to record the time spent on writing the reply to a message. I want to record that time in my application. When the compose form opens, the read-pane add-in gets closed and hence we lose the time spent. When the compose form opens in a popup, the read-pane add-in stays in its place and the user…

    30 votes
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  13. Sync roaming settings asynchronously

    Currently, for the roaming settings to sync, we need to close the add-in, close and re-open the other client we are trying. For example, if we save data in an outlook adding in a browser, we need to close that addin first to get the data saved. And to sync it with another client (Mobile or another browser), that client needs to be closed and re-opened.

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  14. Allow removing all the ItemChanged handlers registered by the add-in

    I am unable to unregister a previously registered event handler for ItemChanged event when the handler function is no more available in the page's scope. So there needs to be an ability to either:
    - unregister the event handler by name only or
    - unregister all the event handlers registered by the add-in

    Use Case
    My add-in has more than one web-pages and I have a navigation bar in it. So my web-pages unload when I navigate to another page. Because the Office.context.mailbox.removeHandlerAsync function requires the named handler to be a valid function, I can not unregister the handler in…

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  15. Add api to invoke the text-changed event on the message body in item edit mode

    Add api to invoke the text-changed event on the message body in item edit mode

    15 votes
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  16. Support for invoking O365 add-ins in shared mailbox context in the new Web Outlook

    We have been told that support for add-ins in shared mailboxes will be added to Outlook in Q2/Q3 of 2019. Thus, we have started rolling out support for shared mailboxes in our add-in too.

    As part of this, we have noticed that the add-in icons are only rendered in the context of a shared mailbox element if the user is in the old look of Web Outlook.

    Since more and more people will be using the new look as default, users should be able to invoke the add-ins via the new look too.

    Please add support for rendering the add-in…

    56 votes
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  17. Close compose mail window

    It would be very userful if we could close the window compose mail when we would like to custom a new mail creation !

    Thanks a lot

    9 votes
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  18. Support Outlook appointment AddIn on Mobile

    According to this...

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-gb/office/dev/add-ins/reference/manifest/extensionpoint#extension-points-for-outlook

    ...Addins are only supported for message read, on mobile. Can we please have a MobileAppointmentOrganizerCommandSurface and MobileAppointmentAttendeeCommandSurface ExtensionPoint, so that we may create an addin for appointments on mobile.

    86 votes
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  19. Programmatically perform actions when an email message is received

    VSTO provides some events like NewMail/NewMailEx which gets trigger when one or more new items are received in the Inbox.

    Looks like launching of add-in based on event like new email is not supported.

    As suggested by Outlook-Add in Engineering team adding this on this forum to consider it.

    https://stackoverflow.com/questions/57144228/programmatically-perform-actions-when-an-email-message-is-received/57148464#57148464

    23 votes
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  20. OnSend for Outlook add-ins on desktop client

    Currently the OnSend feature does not work for the desktop client version of Outlook, as stated in the feature documentation (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook/add-ins/outlook-on-send-addins):

    "The on send feature is currently supported for Outlook on the web in Office 365, Exchange 2016 on-premises (Cumulative Update 6 or later), and Exchange 2019 on-premises (Cumulative Update 1 or later)."

    Please enable the feature for the desktop client as well.

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