Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Free version of SharePoint App Custom Action & Ribbon Manager available in Office Store

After requests from users to publish the app in the Office Store, Processlynx launch a Free Custom Action and Ribbon Manager in the Store. 
This app simulates some actions from talked in previous articles and originally from the following article:

SharePoint App Processlynx Custom Action and Ribbon Manager Launch

This app allows site administrators to customize "SharePoint App Sites" (app webs) using the extended out of box functionalities. For example, you can customize the Ribbon with new actions without the need of involving a developer.
In essence, it makes the link between site administration and development . It reduces implementation time, it increases productivity and reduces operational costs.

- Reduces complexity of the functionalities "Custom Action", "Ribbons" and "ScriptsLinks" and helps site administrators to customize app webs.
- Uses the look and feel themes from host web to have the same visual experience.
- Provides a recycle bin location “App Web” where the Custom Actions, Ribbons and ScriptsLinks can be restored or deleted.
- Generates error report to trace permission issues or general problems.

This version of the Ribbon Manager is free, and is limited for use with "SharePoint App Sites" (app webs). 

to include the app in your sharepoint site you can select "Options > Add an app" and search for ID WA104374259.

After this option is selected you are able to access the Custom Action and Ribbon Manager app and install your SharePoint enviroment.

The app has a support List/Libraries to support and visualize the changes made by the App.

  • All the changes are located in the app web.

The app allow you to define multiple locations for your custom actions and associated types as a normal declarative XML but with a better UX.

You can use a Code Source editor for your custom actions associated with the correct actions into Ribbon Buttons.

Here the video of the Processlynx Ribbon Manager on how to configure a complex Ribbon.

Hope you enjoy this free app,
Kind regards, 
Andre Lage