Port Office.addin API functions to Outlook JS addin

Port Office.addin API functions to Outlook JS addin
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 Apr 19 2021
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Office.addin exists for now in Excel and Powerpoint JS addins.
It would definitely be interesting to port this functionality to Outlook JS addin as well.

 

Expected Behavior

Office.addin is loaded in Outlook JS addin, so that the taskpane can be shown or hidden.

 

Current Behavior

Right now, Office.addin namespace is not loaded in Outlook JS addin, leaving no choice but to inform the client of the result of a command via Office.context.mailbox.item.notificationMessages.replaceAsync which is not visible enough.

 

Context

The goal is to be able to open the taskpane from Typescript code while I am executing a command launched from the ribbon.
For instance, I want to show the taskpane while refreshing data, so I can show the process ongoing to the user in a dialog inside the taskpane.

This, whatever the platform is.

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