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  1. Collapsible vba procedures

    By default each procedure should only have the first procedure line (header) visible with an expand button to show all lines within the procedure. Currently a lot of time is spend scrolling through code.

    I would also like to see the two drop downs for general and declarations changed to a tree view on the left so that I can more easily navigate procedures and methods.

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    10 comments  ·  Office Developer Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Give the VBA IDE a major overhaul finally

    It's been over 20 years since the VBA IDE was created in its present form. MS has since created a number of modern and efficient development environments. Even if the VBA environment has long been referred to as outdated: it is simply the everyday reality for the majority of professional Office developers (especially all serious Access developers). I can not imagine that it lacks capacity to MS to bring the VBA IDE into a more contemporary form.

    To insist that it would not be worthwhile to invest in an improved IDE, is roughly as if an automaker refuses any further…

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    35 comments  ·  Office Developer Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Sorry for the earlier post – yes, we are excited about the early preview of Office Scripts, but we do realize there are many investments in VBA, and VBA has much broader scope and set of capabilities across applications. We want to thank everyone for their comments and votes on this thread. This is not the first time we’ve received this sort of request. We’ve also heard this feedback on the Excel UserVoice forum. You can read our full response at https://excel.uservoice.com/forums/304921-excel-for-windows-desktop-application/suggestions/8843113-bring-vba-into-the-modern-world.

    We’ll summarize the key points here.

    VBA will still continue to be supported in Office, and as we add new features in the Windows desktop versions of Office, we will add object model APIs for those features. You can find more details about feature improvements here: https://aka.ms/odevblog-vba.
    However, the VB runtime was built a long time ago, before today’s cross-platform world. Moving forward we need…

  3. Expand Napa Monaco Editor to allow typescript language editing, better jsdoc tags, fix global function resolution.

    Hello,
    I am working with the "Napa" Office 365 Development Tools and really want to get this to work smarter for our company. We are using this is conjuction with Visual Studio 2013 and of course we know that there are many things that VS can do to help in development. I deliberately want to have certain parts of Monaco to work better so I do not have to switch away for what I consider to be small app scenarios.


    1. jsdoc support - please increase the number of tags that can be used. I can use @param and that even…

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    Hi Yemi,

    Thank your for your feedback! This request is from some time back and we have since discontinued Napa. We recommend taking a look at Script Lab which lets you do many of the same things and also supports TypeScript. You can check it out here: https://github.com/OfficeDev/script-lab/blob/master/README.md#top Let us know if you have any feedback on Script lab.

    Thanks!
    Office Extensibility Team

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