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  1. Add support for library packages in the SharePoint Framework

    When building web parts I'd like to be able to extract common code to a separate library that can be shared amongst the different web parts.

    Related issue on GitHub: https://github.com/SharePoint/sp-dev-docs/issues/467#issuecomment-284631927

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      1 comment  ·  SharePoint Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Thanks for your feedback! Just a note to let you know that this is absolutely in our roadmap and we are planning to address this request in future. Good to have though also the vote counts, so that we understand the demand around the request, which helps on prioritizing our internal work.

    • Warn when using preview SharePoint Framework features

      The latest version of the SharePoint Framework Yeoman generator contains a mix of features that are GA and preview features (for example connecting to MS Graph, web part connections, extensions). Whether the generated solution can be run in production depends on the features used to build the web part. With that, when bundling the project, the toolchain should warn of any experimental features being used in the project which would prevent the solution from being deployed to production tenants. This would help developers avoid deploying solutions depending on experimental features to production tenants, only to see the deployment fail.

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        5 comments  ·  SharePoint Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow SharePoint Sites created via O365 Groups to be managed in SharePoint Admin Center

        Each Office365 Group creates a new SharePoint Site, this is not currently shown in the Sharepoint Admin Center so it is not possible to manage specific sharing rules, storage and compute quotas and other advanced settings. Such sites should appear in the Site Collection lists to be manageable.

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          4 comments  ·  SharePoint Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Extensions: Application Customizer - Additional Placeholders Requested

          Today we get PageHead & PageFooter... would like to have BEFORE/AFTER DIV's for `QuickLaunch` & `PlaceholderMain`

          Cross-reference:
          https://github.com/SharePoint/sp-dev-docs/issues/625

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            3 comments  ·  SharePoint Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add support for Single Page Applications to the SharePoint Framework

            Angular2 provides an excellent user experience, especially when tied to Bootstrap (v3 or v4) suitable for creating immersive experiences where the whole of the SharePoint chrome is replaced (other than the top bar).

            However integrating it with the SharePoint REST API framework is cumbersome and unless extensive work is undertaken to mock SharePoint the unit testing and rapid deployment is very unpleasant if possible at all.

            The SharePoint framework provides a rapid deployment and unit testable mechanism for developing SharePoint functionality but is limited to single web parts.

            Please extend the model so that it can be used to create…

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              0 comments  ·  SharePoint Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Extensions: Application Customizer - Loading JS Files in <HEAD> Tags

              The current architecture of the SPFx Extensions allow for us to populate "Placeholders", such as PageHead and PageFooter with content.

              If we need to load JS files though, be them stored within SP or externally, we would need to add external references into the <HEAD> tag of the page.

              We can use the current placeholders to dynamically update the <HEAD> tag, but this seems less then optimal.

              Classic UCA's allowed for multiple JS references, as well as the sequence in which they were loaded. (Ex: Load jQuery prior to loading a Utility JS file that is dependent on jQuery.)

              Replicating…

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              • onDelete Method for SPFx web part

                Provide an onDelete() method that occurs when a web part is deleted from a page. This will allow for the web part to remove any files related to the instance being deleted.

                See discussion on:
                https://github.com/SharePoint/sp-dev-docs/issues/289

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                  1 comment  ·  SharePoint Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  Thanks for your feedback! We like your suggestion and it’s being added to our backlog. We don’t have yet specific schedule for this, but item has been added to upcoming plans for the SPFx and since request does make sense and has been requested from other sources as well, this will be most likely implemented.

                • Allow for admins to specify CDN location when installing SPFx App package

                  I'd like to have the option for an admin to 1) load upp the script and other resources in a customer owned or managed CDN location and 2) allow the admin to specify that location when adding the .sppkg file into the app catalog.
                  This would allow for more flexible usage of SPFx applications and also allow enterprises to have better governance of the script resources - which would increase the adoption of SPFx and also allow ISV's to create more solutions.

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                    in the plans  ·  2 comments  ·  SharePoint Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Finish the SharePoint Framework documentation

                    Trying to learn a new framework is hard enough when the documentation is complete. Sadly the SharePoint Framework Reference at https://dev.office.com/sharepoint/reference/spfx/ is not even close to anything that could be considered thorough. Much of it consists of a bare minimum that describes what an item is but not how or why you would want to use it. Some items are described with the name of the item itself, a circular reference that informs no one of anything. Many items have no description in the description column for the item. And far too many links land on pages that only say…

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                      0 comments  ·  SharePoint Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • pageContext.web.description and pageContext.user.id

                      Web description and user id are both strangely missing from the page context. It would be great of they were available.

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                        0 comments  ·  SharePoint Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Enable saving sites that contain SPFx web parts as templates

                        Creating site templates that include preconfigured web parts on the landing page is a common requirement. We can add and configure classic OOB web parts on a landing page and save the site as a template, and we can do script injection customisations and save the site as a template. However, if a site includes an SPFx web part, we get the error message:

                        "Sorry, this site can't be saved as a template. It contains apps that don't work in templates"

                        This is currently a blocker in an area where a SharePoint Framework approach would otherwise be ideal.

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                        • Open sourcing the SharePoint Framework on GitHub

                          Consider the success around the Office365 PnP project and the Office UI Fabric, it would be great to have this framework open sourced as well.

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                            0 comments  ·  SharePoint Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                            Both PnP and Office UI Fabric absolutely show that the model works great and we are looking into doing this gradually after the SP Framework is released. There will be elements which are open source and some elements which will be source open. More on the exact plan will be communicated when we get closer to GA with client side web parts.

                          • Access to re-use modern field render controls

                            Modern lists/libraries have controls to render all fields in a modern view - specifically the hard ones like people picker and taxonomy picker.

                            Exposing these as re-usable modules in a SPFx web part via for example react would be very useful. I'd be happy just having the field renderer, and I can deal with labels etc myself.

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                            • Ability to run development and production versions of the SP Fx web parts in two different site collections

                              Currently, the SharePoint Framework solutions are deployed as tenant wide app packages. Thereby, all instances of the web parts refer the JavaScript files from the CDN location specified in the packaged that is deployed in the app catalog. We need the ability to run Development, Staging and Production environments as different Site Collections in the same tenant.

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                                • Geolocation services on Sharepoint App for mobile devices

                                  I created a Sharepoint Framework webpart that uses geolocation services from the Navigator type on the browser and works fine on the browsers from desktop PCs, however on the sharepoint app, as it does not request location services permissions, the webpart does not work.

                                  I would like to suggest that for the APP, it should request location services, in that way we could develop webparts that use this feature and create great webparts that work on mobile devices with location enabled.

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                                  • Deliver an SPFX webparts its initial data on its initial load

                                    I work for a company that has many locations with poor bandwidth. Connectivity is sometimes intermittent.
                                    I have worked around this issue in the past using the technique described at https://yetanothersharepointblog.wordpress.com/2014/04/09/rendering-json-from-an-xsltlistviewwebpart/. While it is 'kludgy' the way I had to to it, ,the results were fantastic. I suggest that SPFX embrace this technique to deliver a webparts initial data when the page containing the webpart is initially rendered.

                                    I envision a that in the sharepoint UI when a user edits a webpart, on the toolpane there would be a button called 'data' or something below the existing 'Configure' button.…

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                                    • Document versions search

                                      There is no way to OOB to search and find content within document versions.
                                      Many times a modified document by a user get overridden by another user and there is no way to search previouslyedited document ,its content or metadata.

                                      We are facing the difficulty in Ediscovery situation where Legal would like to see and put on Hold all the documents where users have made the contribution in the past. Currently it only shows the latest published version.

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                                        • provide some guidance on how to use the office-ui-fabric-react components in a way that is consistent with the way sharepoint uses them.

                                          Hi,
                                          I think what we really need is some goidance on how to use the office-ui-fabric-react components in a way that is consistent with the way sharepoint uses them.

                                          How do we add a time control to the date-picker?
                                          How do we make a panel open when user selects an item in a Details list.
                                          How do we add the ellipses to a DetailsList and make it open a context menu
                                          How do we make a DetailsList display like the QuickEdit view(if thats what quickedit uses).
                                          How do we populate a PeoplePicker from sharepoint.

                                          I think a document (or a…

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