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  1. Allow all list/library advanced settings be accessible via CSOM/REST

    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.

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    • SharePoint 2016 TechNet Virtual Lab

      TechNet Virtual Labs has a wonderful virtual labs for SharePoint 2013. It would be great if a similar Virtual Lab is provided for SharePoint 2016.

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        1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 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.

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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.

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          • Modern list experience: Fix filtering for Managed Metadata columns

            the Sharepoint modern list experience is great, but incorrect filtering implementation for Managed Metadata columns prevents us from moving on to this new look.
            Symptom: when creating a list Filter based on a "Managed Metadata" column, the behavior is as follows:
            if the term set on which the Managed Metadata column is based on, contains more than 20 items, the user will have the ability to filter only on the first 20 items via checkboxes. All items in the term set beyond the 20th will be unavailable for filtering. This is because there is no ability to provide a filtering…

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              2 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 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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              • 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"

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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 →
                  • 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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                      0 comments  ·  SharePoint Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • CSOM .NET async support

                      CSOM for both Silverlight and JavaScript have an ExecuteQueryAsync method. This is not available for the .NET version.

                      Currently, ExecuteQuery blocks the current thread and in the context of an ASP.Net application this is very resource intensive - the request thread cannot be used to service other threads whilst ExecuteQuery is waiting for a response.

                      ASP.Net applications only have a small number of threads proportionate to the number of cores and the lack of async support makes it very difficult to write SharePoint provider-hosted add-ins capable of handling large numbers of concurrent requests.

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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.

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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.

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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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                              • Expose search managed properties and result sources through REST and CSOM.

                                This will enable developers to build richer property searching applications.

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                                • 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 →
                                  • Add Support for JSON-Friendly Complex Nested Metadata

                                    Replace Content Type / Site Column system with support for namespaced schemas/site columns and nested content types. E.g. a content type containing other content types Address or content types sets: Addresses (0 to many).

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