Office.useShortNamespace method (JavaScript API for Office)

apps for Office

Toggles on and off the Office alias for the full Microsoft.Office.WebExtension namespace.

Last modified: June 22, 2015

Note Note

The name "apps for Office" is changing to "Office Add-ins". During the transition, the documentation and the UI of some Office host applications and Visual Studio tools might still use the term "apps for Office". For details, see New name for apps for Office and SharePoint.

Hosts:

Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Project, Word

Last changed in

1.1

See all support details

Office.useShortNamespace(useShortcut);

useShortcut

Type: boolean

true to use the shortcut alias; otherwise false to disable it. The default is true.

function startUsingShortNamespace() {
    if (typeof Office === 'undefined') {
        Microsoft.Office.WebExtension.useShortNamespace(true);
    }
    else {
        Office.useShortNamespace(true);
    }
    write('Office alias is now ' + typeof Office);
}

function stopUsingShortNamespace() {
    if (typeof Office === 'undefined') {
        Microsoft.Office.WebExtension.useShortNamespace(false);
    }
    else {
        Office.useShortNamespace(false);
    }
    write('Office alias is now ' + typeof Office);
}

// Function that writes to a div with id='message' on the page.
function write(message){
    document.getElementById('message').innerText += message; 
}

A checkmark (√) in the following matrix indicates that this method is supported in the corresponding Office host application. An empty cell indicates that the Office host application doesn't support this method.

For more information about Office host application and server requirements, see Requirements for running apps for Office.

Office for Windows desktop

Office Online
(in browser)

Office for iPad

OWA for Devices

Outlook for Mac

Access

Excel

Outlook

PowerPoint

Project

Word

Minimum permission level

Restricted

App types

Content, mail, task pane

Library

Office.js

Namespace

Office

Version

Changes

1.1

Added support for Excel and Word in Office for iPad.

1.1

Added support for calling this method in content apps for Access.

1.0

Introduced

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