ADX support for backstage

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ADX support for backstage
David Potashinsky

Posts: 31
Joined: 2010-02-14
We would like to add a button to the open and save tabs in Office’s backstage view.
The purpose of this button will be to open our own view for opening and saving documents to our cloud.
We were able to accomplish this working with VSTO. The following XML:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<customUI xmlns="" onLoad="Ribbon_Load">
<tab idMso="TabRecent">
<taskFormGroup idMso="GroupOpenPlaces">
<category idMso="ButtonCategoryRecentDocuments">
<task id="myTaskFirst" insertAfterMso="ButtonTaskRecentDocuments" label="My Cloud" getImage="GetLogo">
<group id="myGroup" label="Custom functionality" helperText="This group contains custom functionality.">
<button id="myButton" label="Open files from My Cloud" onAction="CallMe"/>

Produced this view

Posted 25 Dec, 2016 03:52:31 Top
Andrei Smolin

Add-in Express team

Posts: 14713
Joined: 2006-05-11
Hello David,

You can achieve the same populating ADXBackstageView with Add-in Express components. Actually, almost every XML tag above corresponds to a separate Add-in Express component:

<tab idMso="TabRecent"> - an ADXBackstageTab having IdMso set to "TabRecent",
<taskFormGroup idMso="GroupOpenPlaces"> - an ADXBackstageTaskFormGroup having IdMso set to "GroupOpenPlaces",

Regards from Belarus (GMT+3),

Andrei Smolin
Add-in Express Team Leader
Posted 26 Dec, 2016 05:20:25 Top