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  1. Add a support for InsertXML for excel

    As like the Selection.Range.InsertXMl I need the option in excel also. It will be helpful for adding contents using openxml

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      1 comment  ·  Add-in: Excel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow office add-in in Excel to read and change a cell's pattern and pattern color

      Our add-in uses cell patterns extensively and our functionality limited in a critical way without access to these properties.

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      • Enable Excel-JS to open a workbook in the same document as the addin.

        Excel-js currently have new functionality to open up a new workbook using "Excel.createWorkbook", this opens up a new document with the workbook. I would like to suggest functionality where the workbook is not open in a new document, but instead in the same document as the add-in.

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        • Udfs are available in JavaScript in excel online only in developer preview mode. Tell us when it will be officially available. Please.

          I need to deploy a udf soon into excel desktop and online and also into google sheets. Udfs are essential to this addin. JavaScript is the natural way to go since both google and ms platforms support this language. But i can't ship a product with this key udf feature only available in developer preview. Knowing roughly when the feature will be available might save me the need to support both vba for excel desktop and JavaScript for sheets. Real addin developers need more timeline guidance from the excel team. I am a happy vba user trying to learn JavaScript…

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          • Excel-JS and VBA: scan VBA project to identify all unique object model calls.

            When designing and developing a VBA the developer can be reasonably sure that all the Excel APIs that are required for the project are available.
            If the developer wants to convert an existing VBA project to Excel-JS there is currently no easy way to find out if the VBA APIs being used exist in the restricted subset of Excel-JS APIs.

            It would be extremely useful to have a tool that analysed a VBA project and produced a unique list of all the VBA OM calls.

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            • Ability to get username in Excel

              I'd like to be able to access the username listed under Account -> User Information in my add-in in Microsoft Office Excel 2016.

              Besides being able to customize the add-in experience and address the user by first name, having the full name would allow me to look up internal users and perform more advance functions like looking up permissions or recording their userId along with actions they perform.

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              • Adding SubTotal method on Range Object

                As in VBA : for example :

                Range("D2:E8").Subtotal GroupBy:=1, Function:=xlSum, TotalList:=Array(2), _
                Replace:=True, PageBreaks:=False, SummaryBelowData:=True

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                • Enable Access to Excel/VBA Hierarchy in Visual Studio Mac

                  Enable Visual Studio Mac to use the VBA hierarchy.
                  This will enable VB.Net to automate Excel Mac.
                  This will provide a relatively painless, powerful migration path for VBA devs.

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                  • Support drag-drop capability between the browser-based Excel online and office.js task pane apps

                    It's a big user interface improvement if a user and can and drop cells and data between the task pane and Excel. I found a way to get this functionality working in the Excel 2016 desktop client (and it's wonderful!) but as far as I can tell, there's no way to do it in the browser-based client. This means that I have to detect whether or not Excel is 'win32' or 'web' and then use an equivalent but much less intuitive menu-based interface for the 'web' case.

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                    • Enable fetching VBA macros of a workbook in JavaScript API

                      In VBA, we could use for example Wb.VBProject.VBComponents to fetch all the VBA macros of a workbook Wb:

                      https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa443982(v=vs.60).aspx

                      In contrast, at the moment, it is not possible to get the VBA macros out of the workbook using JavaScript APIs.

                      These VBA macros, even in form of text, will enable (existing and emerging) analysis tools over VBA macros. Although such tools are not a lot (because they are hard to build), it is not impossible, and it is necessary. For instance,

                      1) some big companies have in-house tools to inspect their VBA macros against programming guidelines, and find code smells.

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                      • Trace Precedents/Dependents

                        Function/ability to trace precedents and dependents with the office.js API (similar to GetPrecedents in VBA).

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                        • Allow transparent colors (office.js)

                          Allow transparent colors like rgba (not only hex #xxxxxx)

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                          • Application.ScreenUpdating

                            Add possibilities to disable screen updating to speed up things (Application.ScreenUpdating)

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                            • Allow macros for Android

                              It could be interesting to develop the compatibility the macros for Android. More processes could be implemented easily

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                              • Excel Fiscal Year

                                Excel defaults to calendar year when grouping in pivot table. There should be an option to change this to fiscal year and then selecting month that fiscal year should start. Although you can calcualte this through a formula, this is not helpful when you have pivot reports embedded in a CRM system. You don't want to have to recreate the wheel everytime a user wants an update

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                                • Add a call to change the bitmap in a picture

                                  At present when we need to change the bitmap in a picture, we need to delete the existing picture (shape) object and then insert a new one. And when doing so we need to cop all the properties of the picture across.

                                  Just like we can presently change the position, seize, etc. of an existing picture, provide the ability to change the bitmap.

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                                  • copy and paste the required exist excel file into another excel page.

                                    if we can copy and paste the multiple excel files into the one excel sheet without enter into the excel file, that will be helpful for us.

                                    Previous method:
                                    i have 7 sepereate excel ( xls and xlsx ) files. So if we want to move the sheet from old excel file to new one, we have to open the excel file first, then we have to copy that sheet, then we can move it to new one. So if you want to move the 7 seperate excel files, you have to open one by one, then you can move…

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                                    • Disable, or expose as a toggle on/off option, autocorrect to date values in Excel

                                      Excel currently detects certain number combinations over/under forward slash as dates (e.g. 2/15 as February 15th). It then automatically auto-formats these cells to date format, which is not a huge issue, and replaces the data entered with an excel date value, which IS a very big issue as specific data points entered in spreadsheets becomes corrupted, in that changing the formatting back does not restore the originally entered value. (e.g. 1/10 entered as a dilution amount is now 43110). Workarounds like entering a ' in the cell before the value are useful only if data is being entered manually -…

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                                      • merged cell

                                        Allow Excel Javascript API to check for merge cells. Currently it can only merge/unmerge cells but can not check the cell status.

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                                        • Add/Improve XLL UDF Optional Argument Handling

                                          I have a number of exported XLL functions with optional arguments. When calls to these functions are made from Excel, the optional arguments are populated with a default value (e.g. zero for doubles). For functions where the default value (for example zero for doubles) is a potentially-valid input for an optional parameter, there is no easy way to "tell" when it should be interpreted as default or a valid input.

                                          It seems to me this could be handled by adding some additional metadata to the xlfRegister function call.

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