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  1. Add support for Single Page Applications to the SharePoint Framework

    As an example - 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 and extensions.

    Please extend the model so that…

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

      306 votes
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        7 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.

      • 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.

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          3 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

          175 votes
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            11 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!

            134 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.

              79 votes
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                4 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).

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                    1 comment  ·  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"

                    44 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…

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                        1 comment  ·  SharePoint Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow to use Office UI Fabric Icons and other fonts as Command Set icons

                        It would be great if we are able to use font icons instead of url to images for Command Set extensions buttons icons.
                        This allow 3d party extensions look more aligned with 1st party (same style, same icon color)

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                          2 comments  ·  SharePoint Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Remove pop-up requirement for Graph API SPFx web parts

                          Graph API web parts have a huge amount of potential for SPFx web parts and extensions. The preview version requires pop-ups which are not user friendly. In some environments pop-ups will be blocked by group policy. This is a ADAL.JS dependency but moving forwards it would be a backwards step to require pop-ups and make SharePoint less user friendly again. Vote for this and lets make MS move this forwards in the right direction.

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                            0 comments  ·  SharePoint Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow non-Typescript option in generator-sharepoint

                            Although Typescript is perfectly fine, some organizations do not want to spend time acclimating their processes around it when they are comfortable writing in es2015 with webpack and normal linting.

                            Some MS Pros even take it out after generating new projects! https://medium.com/@Mizzle__Mo/replace-typescript-with-es2015-for-sharepoint-framework-applications-4385d9071c4c

                            It would be great if this could be an option in the generator-sharepoint. I'd be happy to venture a PR if you were to make the generator available on github.

                            23 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  SharePoint Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • allow spfx webparts to be used as listforms

                              Allow spfx webparts to be used as listforms

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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

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                                  2 comments  ·  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.

                                • Provision SPFx (.sppkg) add-ins on a site on-premise

                                  ALM API is available now for SPO. SPFx now is available for SP2016 on-prem, too, since Feature Pack 2. But still there is no way to provision .sppkg files (either form local disk or from AppCatalog) on a site. Please, add this. There is no migration path from provider-hosted add-ins to SPFx add-ins for our applications now, because method LoadAndInstallApp() which worked for .app files does not work for .sppkg files.

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                                    1 comment  ·  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.

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                                      1 comment  ·  SharePoint Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • 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 →
                                      • Need more placeholders for spfx extensions

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

                                        We also need to display properties of a folder in a document library on top of the document library name or next to the document library name or some best place to show the document library folders information which can also be on top of the document library fields.

                                        Above feature can be easily achieved through CEWP and jquery in the classic experience.

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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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