Monday, September 29, 2014

New features released for app Processlynx Custom Action and Ribbon Manager

As defined in the roadmap for the Processlynx Custom Action and Ribbon Manager a new list of features are launched that could help site administrators and developers to create their Customization in SharePoint Site, this tool has been very usefull to support my custom solution using Office 365 and SharePoint on-premise environments where is not possible to access Farm solutions and Sandbox solutions are not allowed. 
To better support the client requirements and don't break the customer policies and avoid endless time and documentation for deployment of solutions this app has support me to better response Collaborative enviroments in big corporations with very restricted environments 

For more infor about the 

Processlynx Custom Action and Ribbon Manager:
http://aaclage.blogspot.ch/2014/06/sharepoint-app-processlynx-custom.html
http://www.datalynx.com/products/ribbon-manager.html

Processlynx Custom Action and Ribbon Manager Demo "Office Store":
https://store.office.com/processlynx-custom-action-and-ribbon-manager-demo-WA104374259.aspx?assetid=WA104374259 







Processlynx Custom Action and Ribbon Manager new features:

  • Versioning and Restore of UserCustomActions
  • Export of UserCustomAction Metadata using JSON
  • Import of UserCustomAction using JSON
  • Prefix and Suffix in UserCustomAction Names
  • Copy of existing UserCustomAction
Here a list of all features from the App:

Features
Description
Create User Custom Actions
The app Manage the User Custom Action, this new model helps site administrators and developers to create their new solutions in SharePoint sites when there is not access to Farm Solutions or in Office365 enviroments.
Ribbon Manager Editor
The app provide a user friendly interface to create complex custom Ribbons with Code and images associated.
Recycling Bin (host-web and app-web)
The app provide a Recylcing bin where administrators can delete the User Custom Action and restored. The recycling bing can be located and defined as "Host-web" or "App-web".
Language Support
The app supports the following languages:

  • English
  • German
  • French 
  • Portuguese
Code Source Editor
The app uses a code source editor to help developers to create their custom Action code that could be associated to items/links/actions in the SharePoint Custom Actions/Ribbons
App Log
The app provides and Log feature that helps Administrator to track possible permissions or code issues in the solution.
Copy User Custom Actions
This option copy existing User Custom Action and provides a form for the new User Custom Action.
Export/Import User Custom Actions
This Export/Import option uses JSON structure to Export/Import the content of the user Custom Actions. This exported JSON can be used to import the Custom Action in other SharePoint sites using a very simple user interface.
Prefix and Suffix User Custom Actions
The App provides interfaces where users can define Prefix and Suffix for new User Custom Actions using the App solution.
This can be useful to manage custom action created by the tool and separate from external Custom Actions.
Views
The app provides 2 different views of the User Custom Actions with Modern UI View and Table View. 
Theme integration
The app uses the same Theme from the Host-web site to better integrated the look and feel of the solution to the SharePoint Site.
Help 
The app provides a simple help for the creation of the custom actions and ribbon using the interface from the solution.


Versioning and Restore of UserCustomActions

This new feature list all User Custom Action versions with their changes, it's is possible to restore the different version with the associated code.



Export of UserCustomAction Metadata using JSON

This feature export the JSON data of the User Custom Action, this content can be used to export complex User Custom actions for example Ribbon with complex strucutre and code associated.


When the option is selected the JSON data is display in a new form to be copy and content changed.


Import of UserCustomAction using JSON

This feature import the JSON data of the User Custom Action, this content can be used to create complex User Custom actions for example Ribbon with complex strucutre and code associated from existing User Actions in SharePoint Site.



Pick the exported JSON data used from to export the existing content of the User Custom Action and paste in the "Import User Custom Action" form.
After click save a new User Custom Action should appear in app View.




Prefix and Suffix in UserCustomAction Names

This option give the site administrator/developer to create complex Custom Actions using the app and define by default a Prefix and Suffix Name when a new action is created.
This feature can be useful when you need to manage Multiple Custom Actions. the option helps you to define the ones created by the App and the others created by external features.



When the option is selected in the configuration tab, a new form appears where you can add the Prefix and Suffix of the new User Custom Actions created by the tool.
For this example was created a user custom action by the App call "Example" with a simples script.


After the Action is created should be displayed in the view with the Title of the Action.



When the edit option is selected the CustomAction the Name propertie is changed with the Prefix and suffix defined in the new configuration option:





Copy of existing UserCustomAction

This action can be useful to reuse/recreate complex custom actions/Ribbon and make the necessary changes to better response the client needs.


When the option is selected a Form is create where the site administrator/developer can provide a new name for the Custom Action.


After the Title is added the copy User Custom Action should appear in the view of the app.



Hope you enjoy this new article,
Kind regards, 
André Lage
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