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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 →
    • SSO for Excel custom functions

      Use case: We have a task pane Excel Add-in working in conjunction with custom functions. Custom functions as well as the task pane need authentication before they are granted access to a resource. We'd like to offer either Single-Sign-On with the Microsoft account or sign-on with a proprietary account and want to avoid burdening the user with multiple sign-in prompts. The custom functions don't need any UI, that means the user can run custom functions with or without opening the task pane.

      I'm aware of the 'OfficeRuntime.AsyncStorage' option to exchange tokens between the task pane and the custom function portions.

      3 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Add-in: Excel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Support passwords are retrieved or stored as files

        自己设置的用于保护EXCEL表格的密码忘记了,再也难以打开了。
        网上非常多类似的求助。建议类似BitLocker那样,把文件的密钥存储为文本或存储在U盘中,避免忘记密码而文档又无法恢复的情形。

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          0 comments  ·  Add-in: Excel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • does current OfficeJs framework can build RTD functions in Excel?

          I want to build RTD in office js, but can't found a way to define the RTD.

          only found old VSTO with RTD server and so on.

          Does we have a way to define a RTD function?

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          • 'Freeze bottom row' option in Freeze Pan menu

            Just like 'freeze top row', in MS Excel please provide 'freeze bottom row' option in Freeze Pan menu

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            • 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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                0 comments  ·  Add-in: Excel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 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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                  0 comments  ·  Add-in: Excel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 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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                  • JS API function to prevent user from sheet interaction

                    It would be extremely helpful in certain cases to prevent user to interact with the sheet/workbook while some action in the task pane is required or when some process is running (e.g. when some complex sheet changes are being performed - formatting, inserting columns, inserting data, charts....).

                    51 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  Add-in: Excel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 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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                        1 comment  ·  Add-in: Excel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add array formula support to the Excel Office Add-In API

                        We would like to have array formula support available in the office.js API. We use these heavily in our VSTO Excel Add-in in combination with user defined functions to display function output in multiple cells. Having this feature available would allow us to build the Excel Office Add-in we would like to build.

                        For other forum browsers, here is an example of an array formula.
                        https://www.ablebits.com/office-addins-blog/2015/02/25/array-formulas-functions-excel/#array-formula-intro

                        Please note that while Binding.setDataAsync() in the office.js API supports adding formulas to a range of cells, you cannot see or edit the formula after adding.

                        87 votes
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                          2 comments  ·  Add-in: Excel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Remove the size limitation of content-pane add-in's in Excel

                          In Excel desktop there is a limitation to the width a content pane can be resized when adjusting with the mouse. It appears to be approx 1000px. However, if the columns underneath the content pane are resized, the pane follows this adjustment and will become wider than the 1000px limitation imposed by mouse resize. However, if the content pane is then again resized with the mouse the width limitation kicks in again and the pane width snaps back.

                          In PowerPoint there is no such limitation to the width of a content pane Add-In. It would be helpful, and consistent, to…

                          9 votes
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                            2 comments  ·  Add-in: Excel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 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.

                            16 votes
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                              2 comments  ·  Add-in: Excel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 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

                              17 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Add-in: Excel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add Workbook.CancelEdit or WorkSheet.CancelEdit to get around GeneralExceptionError when cell being edited

                                It would be great to have a CancelEdit or have the Range Select / setting range values automatically cancel the editing and avoid this error which seems to have no workaround.

                                Whenever a cell is being edited by the user, any attempt to select a different range or update values in different ranges causes the General Exception error. There is no method to Cancel the Edit (essentially just need to send the ESCAPE keystroke to the workbook).

                                To reproduced just double-click on a cell to go into edit mode and then execution of this code fails:
                                Excel.run(function (ctx) {
                                //this…

                                53 votes
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                                  2 comments  ·  Add-in: Excel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                  Hi Brian. Thank you for your input, it is greatly appreciated! We’ve added this to our backlog as something we want to implement. There are many items on the backlog, so we can’t set an exact estimated time for this, but we’ll keep you posted with status updates.

                                  Thanks!
                                  Office Extensibility Team

                                • Ability to open/replace workbook with Excel JS API in a similar way Word API can with insertFileFromBase64

                                  We have a requirement to load a workbook from a remote source from within the add-in. User logs in, selects from a list and workbook template loads.

                                  With the Word JS API we can load a template remotely using an AJAX call that returns the workbook as a base64 string and then insert the response into the current workbook using the replace option. AFAIK this doesn't exist for the Excel API and we download the workbook and then instruct the user to open from the download pane.

                                  144 votes
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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.

                                    20 votes
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                                      3 comments  ·  Add-in: Excel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • 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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                                      • Ability to manipulate Excel comments

                                        Please add the ability to create, delete, and modify Excel Comments on specific cells using Office.js

                                        143 votes
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                                          15 comments  ·  Add-in: Excel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • 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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