Can't debug App for Office in Excel Online using existing workbook. RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi All,

    While developing an app for office with Visual Studio, when I select a start document other than [New Excel Workbook] and run the app through Excel Online, my app isn't actually inserted into the document. There are no options to do so in the insert ribbon.

    When I run with [New Excel Workbook], the app shows up. Is it possible I'm doing something incorrectly, or is this a known issue? Thanks for your help!


    Thursday, December 18, 2014 4:11 PM


  • Hi Ian,

    Thanks very much for your feedback.

    It seems that the Excel Online does not support inserting developer app currently.

    As a workaround, you could use Office Desktop Client to insert the app first and then debug it in Office Online.

    Details steps:

    Add an existing workbook to your project.



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    Monday, December 22, 2014 3:00 AM