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  1. 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....).

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      1 comment  ·  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…

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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

      • Enable binding keyboard shortcuts to a button in Office Add-in or a function in JavaScript

        I have implemented an Excel Add-in, where there are buttons. Clicking on a button will trigger a JavaScript function.

        It will be much convenient to allow users to bind shortcut to a button / function. Users will be able to trigger them more quickly when they need.

        There may be several possibilities as solutions: 1) provide a mean in JavaScript API to bind a shortcut to a button / function; so it will be the job of the add-in developer to bind a shortcut 2) provide a mean to allow users to bind a shortcut to a button in an…

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          1 comment  ·  Add-in: Excel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add worksheet activate/deactivate; workbook shutdown events to the Office Add-in Javascript APIs

          The enhanced Excel-specific APIs available for developing Office Add-ins that run with Excel 2016 are a nice start. There are some key missing APIs. One area in need of extending is eventing. For workbooks that contain multiple worksheets, it is critical for the Add-in to be able to determine when a worksheet is activated/deactivated so that the Add-in's UI can adapt accordingly. Similarly, the Office Add-in should be able to hook an event so that when the workbook gets closed/shut down (and maybe Saved), the Add-in can persist in-memory state into the workbook.

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

            Thank you for your request!

            We are collecting API requirements for developing Office Add-ins in Excel, specifically for Events API.

            If you are considering moving an existing COM/VSTO/VBA Add-in to Office Add-in, or creating a new Office Add-in in Excel, and have events requirements, please fill the survey below and help us focus on the right set of events and design. We truly appreciate your help!

            https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=v4j5cvGGr0GRqy180BHbR-JHDwXr1WhPtbjLQNPOgHtUOFhNTTRVNEE5WE9VVzExOVY5Tko2V05TSi4u

            Thanks!
            Office Extensibility Team

          • Provide more information with the Binding.BindingDataChanged event (for Excel table bindings)

            The current BindingDataChangedEventArgs object passed to the event handler for the Binding.BindingDataChanged event only contains properties for the binding that raised the event and the type of event. There is no specific information about what cells, columns, or rows in the table object were changed. When dealing with tables with many rows and columns and/or end-user gestures that edit/insert/delete many cells/rows/columns at once, this API is not very useful. Contrast this to the (Excel) COM APIs where, at least, the SheetChanged event provides a Range object that describes what was changed.

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

              Thank you for your request!

              We are collecting API requirements for developing Office Add-ins in Excel, specifically for Events API.

              If you are considering moving an existing COM/VSTO/VBA Add-in to Office Add-in, or creating a new Office Add-in in Excel, and have events requirements, please fill the survey below and help us focus on the right set of events and design. We truly appreciate your help!

              https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=v4j5cvGGr0GRqy180BHbR-JHDwXr1WhPtbjLQNPOgHtUOFhNTTRVNEE5WE9VVzExOVY5Tko2V05TSi4u

              Thanks!
              Office Extensibility Team

            • Provide a feature which enables to create the bindings to named range which has multiple ranges in it

              Can you please provide a feature which enables to create the bindings to named range which has multiple non contiguous ranges in it ?.

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

                Thank you for your request!

                We are collecting API requirements for developing Office Add-ins in Excel, specifically for Events API.

                If you are considering moving an existing COM/VSTO/VBA Add-in to Office Add-in, or creating a new Office Add-in in Excel, and have events requirements, please fill the survey below and help us focus on the right set of events and design. We truly appreciate your help!

                https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=v4j5cvGGr0GRqy180BHbR-JHDwXr1WhPtbjLQNPOgHtUOFhNTTRVNEE5WE9VVzExOVY5Tko2V05TSi4u

                Thanks!
                Office Extensibility Team

              • Only fire BindingDataChange event when cell data changes

                Currently it fires on scroll or changing formatting or cell width or a bunch of other random situations. Additionally, it should probably only fire when the user actually changes something, not when I write something with the API

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

                  Thank you for your request!

                  We are collecting API requirements for developing Office Add-ins in Excel, specifically for Events API.

                  If you are considering moving an existing COM/VSTO/VBA Add-in to Office Add-in, or creating a new Office Add-in in Excel, and have events requirements, please fill the survey below and help us focus on the right set of events and design. We truly appreciate your help!

                  https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=v4j5cvGGr0GRqy180BHbR-JHDwXr1WhPtbjLQNPOgHtUOFhNTTRVNEE5WE9VVzExOVY5Tko2V05TSi4u

                  Thanks!
                  Office Extensibility Team

                • Excel Apps - Enable Data validation support

                  Data Validation support is a key feature requirement for using Office Apps for OLTP systems.
                  The main idea is to fill the gap between VSTO features and Office Apps. This will help in easy portability of VSTO based apps to Office apps.

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