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  1. Fix CSOM SiteCollection Creation providing Lcid

    When creating Site Collections through CSOM and providing an LCID. (For example 2067) an exception is thrown.

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    SiteCreationProperties.Template\r\nParameter name: Specified value is not supported for the SiteCreationProperties.Template parameter." is thrown at ExecuteQuery();
    [/Quote]

    The Exception is also not pointing in the right direction.
    1) It should be possible to create Site Collections providing the LCID
    2) When an Invalid Lcid is passed, the exception should point in the right direction.

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    • API support for followed sites

      There's an undocumented API (https://tenant.sharepoint.com/_vti_bin/homeapi.ashx/ ) to follow sites and query data around those concepts. For corporate intranet scenarios, we often want to present the data a different way, surfacing native SharePoint capabilities. In order to add a "follow" button on an SPFX web part, we'd need an API to access that.

      Related GitHub issue https://github.com/SharePoint/sp-dev-docs/issues/1689

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      • Provide a means to do audience filtering for list items over REST APIs

        List items that have an Audience field attached should be audience filtered when retrieved via the REST API.

        For example, a list that has link items with the Audience field attached to target particular items at particular groups of people. If the REST APIs are used to retrieve items from this list, then the identity of the requesting user should be optionally used to filter the results based on audience.

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        • CSOM/REST - "open documents in the browser" (open in the client application, etc.) or allow "quick edit" (yes/now).

          Some list/library settings are available via CSOM. Others are available via the list property bag (although that approach is not desirable). However, there are even other advanced settings that don't appear to be accessible (read or write) via CSOM/REST. In particular, the advanced settings for "open documents in the browser" (open in the client application, etc.) or allow "quick edit" (yes/now).

          I'm looking at SharePoint 2013 when trying to do this, but I suspect the same problem occurs for SharePoint Online and SharePoint 2016.

          83 votes
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          • Fix the REST API to return the value and not the Id when getting single value Managed Metadata field

            REST API should be fixed when getting single value Managed Metadata since it returns the Id instead of the actual value, which then requires another call to get the value. Without this you cannot show a list of items/docs with the single Managed Metadata value. Note that "Allow Multiple" Managed Metadata works fine as it returns a collection of actual values.

            For details see: http://sharepointificate.blogspot.com/2014/05/taxonomy-columns-sharepoint-2013-list.html

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            • Add API that checks if user is in group

              Right now there is no API to check that. If you add a security group into a SharePoint group, there is no way to check if the current user is a part of the SharePoint group: The user is not listed in the group.Users and the SharePoint group is not listed in the user.Groups. The 3 APIs that allowed to do this in full trust code are missing from CSOM so we need an alternative.

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              • Add User Profile changes functionality to CSOM/REST

                When switching the development model from SharePoint server OM to SharePoint Apps (CSOM), there is one important feature that we are missing: the User Profile Changes API (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/ms517376(v=office.14).aspx ).

                In an on premise environment there is still a way to implement this using server OM but in cloud environments there is no way to do it.

                Apparently the only way of synchronizing SharePoint user profiles or handle user profile changes in the App model is doing a brute-force full scan using CSOM, which is a much less performant approach. Is this the way how MS currently recommends to face…

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                • Content type remote event receivers

                  Remote event receivers can currently, in SharePoint Online, not be added to content types (https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/microsoft.sharepoint.client.contenttype_members.aspx). This makes it somehow tedious to catch events that are fired from items of a specific content type is added/updated/deleted. Having the possibility to add an event receiver to a content type would make this scenario easier to implement.

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                  • Add CSOM support for Document Set settings on content type

                    Please consider adding support for setting/retrieving doucment set properties on a content type. We need to be able to set properties like Shared columns, Welcome page and Welcome page view on the document set.

                    67 votes
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                    • Enable ListItem SystemUpdate via REST

                      Allow REST clients to update list items a la SystemUpdate. That is, REST clients should be able to update list item metadata without creating a new version and without affecting system columns like authors and timestamps. The same idea for CSOM was recently implemented and I'm puzzled why the REST API is always left behind.
                      The CSOM idea:
                      https://sharepoint.uservoice.com/forums/329220-sharepoint-dev-platform/suggestions/15147093-enable-listitem-systemupdate-via-csom

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                      • Set internal site field name using REST API

                        We use the following call to create a site field:
                        $.ajax({
                        url: appweburl + "/_api/SP.AppContextSite(@target)/web/fields?@target='" + hostweburl + "'",
                        type: "POST",
                        data: JSON.stringify({
                        '__metadata': { 'type': 'SP.Field' },
                        'FieldTypeKind': fieldType, 'InternalName': fieldInternalName, 'Title': fieldDisplayName, 'Group': fieldGroup, 'Required': fieldRequired, 'Hidden': fieldHidden
                        }),
                        headers: { "accept": "application/json;odata=verbose", "content-type": "application/json;odata=verbose", "X-RequestDigest": $("#__REQUESTDIGEST").val() },
                        success: function (data) { console.log("Custom field successfully created");},
                        error: function (err) { alert(JSON.stringify(err)); }
                        })

                        However, the internal name is not set to the parameter fieldInternalName. It seems that the internal name is also set to the display name and suffix. Would it be possible to specify the internal field…

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                        • Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.AuditQuery in CSOM

                          It would be good to be able to query the Site Collection Audit data via the client-side object model.

                          The current Audit Log Reports can serve a purpose, but the real power is being able to query the raw data and generate custom reports. This currently doesn't appear to be available in SharePoint Online and is only available for On-Prem via Microsoft.SharePoint.SPAuditQuery.

                          51 votes
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                          • Add Web.Recycle method to CSOM

                            The Web class in the CSOM lacks the ability to send a web to the recycle bin. Currently it's only possible to delete a web by using Web.DeleteObject() which makes restoring from recycle bin impossible.

                            Please consider adding a Recycle() method to the Web class.

                            51 votes
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                            • Provide the ability to create custom User Profile properties using CSOM/REST

                              Customers usually creates multiple custom User Profile properties. And there is always a need to script this so that it can be repeated across the environments. Today, the only way is to create these using Web UI. This is a huge problem for customers who are dependent on a large number of custom user profile properties.

                              44 votes
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                              • In Place Records Management: Provide a property that would expose manual record declaration availability in CSOM / REST

                                1) Hopefully the feature InPlaceRecords (da2e115b-07e4-49d9-bb2c-35e93bb9fca9) shows up in the list of web features when it is activated.

                                2) Expose a property that would specify the setting selected by the user in the Library Record Declaration Settings.
                                a. Manual Record Declaration Availability
                                b. Automatic Declaration

                                3) Or - It would be great to have another property called "CanDeclareAsRecord" on this class:

                                public class Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.RecordsRepository.Records
                                Currently, it only provides a check if item is already an existing record. However, there is no method that says if a currently undeclared item can be declared.

                                37 votes
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                                • incrase CSOM support for ExportDocumentSet to more than 50MB

                                  It will be great to increase the size limit of DocumentSet using the CSOM method "ExportDocumentSet".

                                  32 votes
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                                  • Add the possibility to set the Owner when creating a SharePoint Group using REST API

                                    It is currently not possible to set the Owner of a SharePoint Group using REST API or maybe I don't have right syntax...

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                                    • Provide the AddToCurrentScopeOnly in the RoleAssignment class for JSOM and CSOM

                                      The SharePoint "fine grain permissions" best practices document recommends using this method as a way to help prevent performance penalties when unique permissions are applied. However, we need this capability in JSOM and CSOM since AddToCurrentScopeOnly is currently only available for use on-premises using the server-side object model.

                                      27 votes
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                                      • Make Localization accessible for QuickLaunch NavigationNode and WebPart titles

                                        Hi all,

                                        It would be really nice to add more support for localization in CSOM for SharePoint on-prem and online.

                                        In server side object model, it possible to localize NavigationNode (SPNavigationNode) using the TitleResource property like this:

                                        using (var site = new SPSite("https://UrlToMySharePointSite"))
                                        {
                                        using (var web = site.OpenWeb())
                                        {
                                        var nodes = web.Navigation.QuickLaunch;
                                        foreach (SPNavigationNode node in nodes)
                                        {
                                        node.TitleResource.SetValueForUICulture(new CultureInfo(1036), "My French Title");
                                        }
                                        }
                                        }

                                        Same for WebPart Title. I've found a way to do this but don't have tested it (I tested it for NavigationNode but doesn't work) : http://sadomovalex.blogspot.ch/2015/09/localize-web-part-titles-via-client.html

                                        As we have a…

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                                        • 21 votes
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