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  1. Update Excel 2016 Volume license customers to a version that supports the latest Office.js version

    Excel 2016 customers with volume licenses are locked to version 16.0.4266.1001 which only support the v1.1 API. This leaves out very key API features such as the Dialog API. As these customers tend to be large customers with many installs of Excel, the lack of API support means that it's infeasible for Add-in developers to make use of the new API features and giving up those who cannot upgrade beyond 1.1. A significant UI component such as Dialog API cannot be gracefully worked around and therefore, it's either we use that API and drop support for volume licensed customers or…

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    Declined  ·  2 comments  ·  Add-in: Excel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Add html coercion type for excel

    Add html coercion type for excel in order to get the selected data more accurate.

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    0 comments  ·  Add-in: Excel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Dorin, thank you for your feedback! We really appreciate it. Excel Range provides formatting and values using the new APIs available on Office 2016 version. Using value, number format and range, one could construct the needed formatting information. Please give it a try and let us know what you think.

    Thanks!
    Office Extensibility Team

  3. Add ability to get selected data in Excel as HTML

    we would need to have some similar coercion type as in Word, when using the HTML coercion type, so we can get formatted text/images from a cell selection

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    0 comments  ·  Add-in: Excel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Tudor, thank you for your feedback! We really appreciate it. Excel Range provides formatting and values using the new APIs available on Office 2016 version. Using value, number format and range, one could construct the needed formatting information. Please give it a try and let us know what you think.

    Thanks!
    Office Extensibility Team

  4. Remove displaying the add-in URL from Security Info in add-in

    Remove displaying the URL from the Security Info popup context menu. By having access to the add-in URL I was able to go to an add-in web page from a web browser and obtain all of the add-in's source code - javascripts, css, etc. This access does not protect developers. It also allows the capability to create your own manifest with a pointer to any add-in's main page. Assuming the add-in web page is TCP sourced within Excel I would suspect having access to the router pages would lend itself to the same concern.

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    0 comments  ·  Add-in: Excel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi Eric, and thank you for the suggestion. We really appreciate it! The recommendation to protect the IP of your add-in is to ask users to sign-in to your service. You are correct that anyone can attempt to hit your web page directly. Removing the “Show Security Info” option on the add-in menu is not something we are contemplating because users and developers should have the ability to see that information if they want to.

    Thanks,
    Office Extensibility Team

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  6. Port the Excel SDK to other platforms

    The Excel XLL Software Development Kit describes an Excel-specific C API that is used to create user-defined functions and limited macros for Excel. The C API is widely used in financial and engineering application areas to create high-performance UDF add-ins for Excel. It is also widely used to provide back-end and cloud data access through in-sheet functions. The C API is further leveraged to provide an Excel extension model for other languages like Python (using PyXLL), C++ (using XLL+ or XLW) and C#, F# and VB.NET (using Excel-DNA, which I develop).

    I suggest you port the C API (or perhaps…

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    0 comments  ·  Add-in: Excel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Govert, thanks for your feedback! Our focus is on enabling cross-platform solutions using modern web extensions. We’d like for the add-ins and UDF to work across multiple platforms including browser in a seamless fashion with minimal developer effort to make it functional across all platforms. We think Web platform using JavaScript is the best way to achieve this goal. As such, we’re closing this suggestion.

    Thanks!
    Office Extensibility Team

  7. Enhance the Excel Javascript API to be able to handle unlimited data selections

    Office.context.document.getSelectedDataAsync() is unable to handle more than a handful of rows/columns of data before it decides that "too much data" was selected and refuses to do anything. A user should be able to click the upper-left corner of the spreadsheet, which selects all cells, and then Office.context.document.getSelectedDataAsync() should have an option that transfers the data to the app in a piecemeal fashion.

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    1 comment  ·  Add-in: Excel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Grant, thanks for your suggestion! We really appreciate it. The API is only available for 2016+ clients for Windows and online, iPad, Mac platform and there is currently no plan to backport this to shared API mentioned in the request.

    As such. we are closing this request. Please feel free to contact us anytime you’ve any feedback. We look forward to hearing from you.

    Thanks!
    Office Extensibility Team

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