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How do I create add-in project for ipad in visual studio? RRS feed

  • Question

  • How do I create an add-in project in visual studio for iPad? 

    Is the standard office add-in project supported in  iPad?

    Is there a javascript project for IPad add-ins?


    selam alazar simachew


    Tuesday, November 10, 2015 5:11 PM

Answers

  • Hi Selam

    <<Does that mean my office add-in I developed for windows version of office is NOT iPad compatible and that I must work on a separate office-Js project to make it available for iPad?>>

    That is correct. ALSO: What you develop for iPad will work with the Windows version of Office AND Office on-line, as well as Office on any other mobile device.

    The 2012 Tools are still available for download, as David mentions. BUT:

    The Tools for VS 2015 also work in the "Community" edition of Visual Studio, which is free. These support Office 2016, which provides a lot more functionality in the APIs than those for Office 2013, that are available for VS 2012. Only Office 2016 (and future versions) will run on iPad and other mobile devices. So the Tools for VS 2012 aren't what you need...


    Cindy Meister, Office Developer/Word MVP, <a href="http://blogs.msmvps.com/wordmeister"> my blog</a>

    Friday, November 13, 2015 6:03 PM
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  • If you have Office for iPad then you can use the "Apps for Office" template that's part of the "Tools for Office" released for Office 2016. The tools can be downloaded: https://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/features/office-tools-vs.aspx

    Note that this is NOT VSTO technology, it's the Office JS APIs.

    Additional links

    https://blogs.office.com/2015/09/28/whats-new-in-office-2016-for-developers/

    https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/fp142185.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396

    The place where the Office developer engineers are supporting these new APIs is StackOverflow. Use the tag: office-js


    Cindy Meister, Office Developer/Word MVP, <a href="http://blogs.msmvps.com/wordmeister"> my blog</a>

    Tuesday, November 10, 2015 8:28 PM
    Moderator
  • Does that mean my office add-in I developed for windows version of office is NOT iPad compatible and that I must work on a separate office-Js project to make it available for iPad?

    Is the "Tools for office" you mentioned available for VS 2012? I only found the one for VS 2013. 


    selam alazar simachew

    Wednesday, November 11, 2015 9:25 AM
  • >>>Does that mean my office add-in I developed for windows version of office is NOT iPad compatible and that I must work on a separate office-Js project to make it available for iPad?

    Could you figure out whether office add-in you developed for windows version of office is VSTO Add-in or apps for Office?

    If VSTO Add-in, It is not compatible with iPad.

    If apps for Office, the name "apps for Office" is changing to "Office Add-ins", Office Add-ins can run in multiple environments, including Office desktop applications, Office Online in both desktop and mobile browsers, and a growing number of Office tablet and phone add-ins.

    but Office Add-ins in iPad just surport Excel Task pane and Content add-ins and Word Content add-ins, you could refer to below link:

    https://msdn.microsoft.com/EN-US/library/office/dn833104.aspx

    Meanwhile these methods in Javascript API for office are supported in the corresponding Office host application, you need to check these methods in Support details section.
    you could refer to JavaScript API for Office:

    https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/fp142185.aspx

    >>>Is the "Tools for office" you mentioned available for VS 2012? I only found the one for VS 2013.

    Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2012 includes tooling for the new apps for Office and apps for SharePoint projects, improvements to SharePoint Workflows, and more.
    So you could download Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2012.

    For more information, click here to refer about Visual Studio Tools for Office (VSTO)

    Friday, November 13, 2015 9:27 AM
  • Hi Selam

    <<Does that mean my office add-in I developed for windows version of office is NOT iPad compatible and that I must work on a separate office-Js project to make it available for iPad?>>

    That is correct. ALSO: What you develop for iPad will work with the Windows version of Office AND Office on-line, as well as Office on any other mobile device.

    The 2012 Tools are still available for download, as David mentions. BUT:

    The Tools for VS 2015 also work in the "Community" edition of Visual Studio, which is free. These support Office 2016, which provides a lot more functionality in the APIs than those for Office 2013, that are available for VS 2012. Only Office 2016 (and future versions) will run on iPad and other mobile devices. So the Tools for VS 2012 aren't what you need...


    Cindy Meister, Office Developer/Word MVP, <a href="http://blogs.msmvps.com/wordmeister"> my blog</a>

    Friday, November 13, 2015 6:03 PM
    Moderator