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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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      4 comments  ·  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.

    • 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

      149 votes
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        6 comments  ·  SharePoint Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Thanks for your feedback! We’re reviewing your suggestion. We are looking into closely on the input from the community around this and more specifically around the needed scenarios for the placeholders so that we could also potentially provide also specific customizers based on your requests – rather than just having an empty placeholder. Stay tuned!

      • Extensions: Property Pane / SideBar Placeholder (Right)

        Please provide a well-known placeholder for the property pane or better a similar placeholder that let us create a sidebar.

        Having this ability would let us create powerful sidebars/toolbox extensions. This would be a super cool enhancement!

        121 votes
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          1 comment  ·  SharePoint Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Field Customizer Evolution: Forms, Quick Edit Mode

          Please, consider next enhancements to Field Customizer (and Modern List UI):
          1. implement modern Quick Edit mode
          2. Add "edit" mode to field customizer
          3. Make field customizers (both view and edit modes) applicable on forms, panels, quick edit mode, etc.

          100 votes
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            0 comments  ·  SharePoint Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 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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              6 comments  ·  SharePoint Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow calling an HTTP-triggered Flow after installing SPFx solution in a site

              When creating sites using a site design (recipe), one of the available verbs is calling an HTTP-triggered Flow to perform some additional configuration on the newly created site.

              When installing SPFx solutions in a site, we should similarly be able to specify an HTTP-triggered Flow to be called as a part of the installation process. This would not only allow developers to provision configuration beyond what's currently supported with Feature XML, but also create a consistent development experience across the different workloads (site designs vs. SPFx).

              70 votes
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                1 comment  ·  SharePoint Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Extensions: Support Development in Local Workbench

                Today, application extensions in SPFx (command sets, application customizers & field customizers) can't be tested within either the local or SharePoint Online hosted workbench. This is a bummer and a big step backwards to such a cool aspect to the development story with SPFx.

                I get that you need a list to work with, but at a minimum, the workbench could have a static list with static data and no other functionality for us to test the customizations on.

                My wish is that Microsoft adds support to the workbench for extensions before GA.

                67 votes
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                  4 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…

                  63 votes
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                    2 comments  ·  SharePoint Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add additional permissions to GraphHttpClient

                    With the graph GQL gone, having this "easy" method to query Graph API directly from SharePoint when already authenticated is a huge must have.

                    For example I'd ask priority on the permissions that let you fetch Recent Files, Trending Files, Trending People, and Planner tasks for the current user. Those make the most sense to be featured on intranet home pages. We do this currently (and it is quite messy with adal.js, particular when it comes to token refreshes), but has lots of end user value.

                    I have 4 custom web parts today in a SEWP. One gets recent documents,…

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

                      Thanks for your feedback! Just a note to let you know that we’re building your suggestion now. This is planned to go live late 2017 or early 2018. Tenant administrator can grant additional scopes to be exposed to the SharePoint Framework solutions. This was announced in the Ignite 2017.

                    • Sharepoint 2016 On Premise _api/Web/Lists('listID')/subscriptions support (WebHooks)

                      Please provide subscriptions API (_api/Web/Lists('listID')/subscriptions support (WebHooks)) SharePoint 2016 On-Premise which helps in webhooks, desktop notifications, mobile/push notifications and cross platform notifications to name a few.

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                        0 comments  ·  SharePoint Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • SpFx Hide page until WebParts Load

                        Simply hide the page canvas until all SpFx WebPart promises have resolved for modern sites

                        This would conceivably
                        1. Improve page load performance by not forcing the browser to display several loading gifs/fading animations at the same time
                        2. Improve user experience by displaying a complete page to the user rather than the page "jumping" constantly during the first 3-10 seconds of loading
                        3. Allow developers to add minor CSS updates to the page prior to render using the SharePoint Framework without noticeable "jumping"

                        26 votes
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                          2 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…

                          23 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  SharePoint Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Give opportunity to remove or deactivate standard SPFx client webparts

                            It would be great to have the possibility to remove or deactivate certain standard client webparts like the "yammer feed".

                            Many companies don't even use yammer and it would just confuse users. Or at least have the possibility that the yammer client side webpart is only shown, when yammer is activated for the tenant.

                            This is also explained in stack overflow:

                            https://sharepoint.stackexchange.com/questions/225552/is-it-possible-to-deactivate-remove-uninstall-a-default-client-side-webpart

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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.

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

                                18 votes
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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.

                                  16 votes
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                                    in the plans  ·  2 comments  ·  SharePoint Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Extensions : application customer include a left-nav placeholder which will allow options to hide, pane or customise

                                    there are many requests for leftnav customisation options which often come in business requirements. Nav is always something that users get quite excited about.

                                    why not combine this with the work being considered on new placeholders for the application customizer

                                    include a simple script way of specifying that you want

                                    no left hav
                                    narrow left nav with icons only (like VS code)
                                    standard left nav but in flyout pane to conserve space(like modern details pane)
                                    fully customised and specified in extension

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                                      0 comments  ·  SharePoint Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Open Source or at least Source Open the Yeoman Generator

                                      Plain and simple, I was hoping to see the source of the generator get released. The main reason is to see how things are done and how we can possibly improve on your process.

                                      I'm fine if you don't want to go full open source in the sense where you take PR contributions from the community (although I don't understand that reason), but at the very least you should do what's considered **source open** where you share the source code but don't accept PR's & contributions.

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                                      • Expose NavigationNode.TitleResource in CSOM & JSOM

                                        You can already localize using SetValueForUICulture() for TitleResource or NameResource and DescriptionResource properties of Web, List, ContentType, and Field. What is missing is the ability to do this for NavigationNode and maybe CommandUIExtension to make localization complete.

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

                                          13 votes
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