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Drive addin for backstage
 
Nevzat Hayri TAVUKÇU




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We are making a plugin for office applications. We want to add our own driver addin, such as OneDrive, to backstage areas such as Open, Save. How can we add our own drive to the Storage section in File>Account>Linked Services? Also can the files look like in the second section of Open>OneDrive? Can we do the backstage design we created with AddInExpress like this?
Posted 15 Jun, 2022 09:19:44 Top
Andrei Smolin


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Hello Nevzat,

The closest Ribbon API based examples are at https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/archive/blogs/vsod/customizing-office-2013-backstage. I follow them and I can create custom controls on the SaveAs tab:

User added an image

I cannot make however my controls to show on the Open tab.

Regards from Poland (CEST),

Andrei Smolin
Add-in Express Team Leader
Posted 16 Jun, 2022 02:38:52 Top
Nevzat Hayri TAVUKÇU




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Thanks for your answer.

We have already done it the way you said, I mean, we are wondering if it is possible to design as I have shown in the image.

https://ibb.co/xscJXm0
Posted 16 Jun, 2022 05:51:12 Top
Andrei Smolin


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Hello Nevzat,

You mean, you need to add one more entry similar to OndDrive with the same functionality e.g. the list of files + navigation options?

Regards from Poland (CEST),

Andrei Smolin
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Posted 16 Jun, 2022 07:06:35 Top
Nevzat Hayri TAVUKÇU




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Yes, we have a OneDrive like structure. We want to list the files like OneDrive. Is this possible?
Posted 16 Jun, 2022 07:44:10 Top
Andrei Smolin


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Hello Nevzat,

If so, I don't think this is possible to achieve using the Ribbon API. I've created a nested set of controls drilling into the backstage's IdMso's from "TabRecent" down to "ButtonTaskDynamicServiceProvider" - this is where the OneDrive's control lives - and added a control with an IdMso that Microsoft doesn't list. Expected was: Office should have warned me about using such an IdMso. The result is: no warning. I interpret this so: they ignore customizations tartgeting to this area of the backstage.

Regards from Poland (CEST),

Andrei Smolin
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Posted 16 Jun, 2022 07:44:21 Top
Andrei Smolin


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On the other hand, I may not know if there's a way to create and register such a provider so that it is shown in the Office UI.

Regards from Poland (CEST),

Andrei Smolin
Add-in Express Team Leader
Posted 16 Jun, 2022 07:47:11 Top