Access app manifest.xml file at runtime from office.js RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    I would like to confirm ... Is there any way to access properties of XML manifest at add-in run-time through office.js API or somehow else? For example I would like to access add-in version number or some string resource.


    Slava Ivanov

    Wednesday, September 28, 2016 5:51 PM


  • Hi Slava Ivanov at Dev Network,

    The manifest file is only consumed by the client (i.e. Outlook or Word) for the purposes of rendering that add-in (i.e. the URL, buttons to display, minimum requirements, etc.). There are currently no APIs that expose manifest data to the add-in instance itself.

    In addition if you have any feedback for Office Dev, please feel free to submit them to User Voice:


    Thanks for your understanding.
    Thursday, September 29, 2016 1:51 AM