Debug office Add-ins

You could get logs of internal errors on the Office Addin using following method. Its simple and easy and involved few steps achieve.

Open Windows registry editor (windows + R then regedit.exe) and follow the route “HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Wef\Developer\” and mention your location to write logs.

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Notes 

  • Runtime logging feature available in Office desktop 2016 version.
  • You must be admin of the considered system to perform this.

Important!

Initially, this is kept blank and keep in mind to reverse it back since it leads to performance issues.

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Introduction to Script Lab – A Simplified but powerful way to Office Extendibility

Script Lab is a Microsoft garage project which initiated with summer hackathon held back in 2016. Creator main focus is to build a platform where build add-ins simple and with less knowledge curve for web developers. It is simple but it does not mean it is not powerful. Let’s go through below slider where you could kick start on developing Office extended apps.

click here if slider does not work. 

More information
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/garage/project-details.aspx?project=script-lab

Github Repository
http://aka.ms/scriptlab

Get Script Lab
https://aka.ms/getscriptlab – install

Office Add-ins UX design patterns
https://github.com/OfficeDev/Office-Add-in-UX-Design-Patterns

Office JS API reference
https://dev.office.com/reference/add-ins/javascript-api-for-office