Office Add-in host and platform availability

To work as expected, your Office Add-in might depend on a specific Office host, a requirement set, an API member, or a version of the API. The following tables contain the available platforms, extension points, API requirement sets, and Common APIs that are currently supported for each Office application.

Note

The initial Office 2016 release installed via MSI only contains the ExcelApi 1.1, WordApi 1.1, and Common API requirement sets. For more information about the update history of the various Office versions, check out the See also section.

Excel

Platform Extension points API requirement sets Common APIs
Office Online - TaskPane
- Content
- Custom Functions
- Add-in Commands
- ExcelApi 1.1
- ExcelApi 1.2
- ExcelApi 1.3
- ExcelApi 1.4
- ExcelApi 1.5
- ExcelApi 1.6
- ExcelApi 1.7
- ExcelApi 1.8
- ExcelApi 1.9
- DialogApi 1.1
- BindingEvents
- CompressedFile
- DocumentEvents
- File
- MatrixBindings
- MatrixCoercion
- Selection
- Settings
- TableBindings
- TableCoercion
- TextBindings
- TextCoercion
Office on Windows
(connected to Office 365)
- TaskPane
- Content
- Custom Functions
- Add-in Commands
- ExcelApi 1.1
- ExcelApi 1.2
- ExcelApi 1.3
- ExcelApi 1.4
- ExcelApi 1.5
- ExcelApi 1.6
- ExcelApi 1.7
- ExcelApi 1.8
- ExcelApi 1.9
- DialogApi 1.1
- BindingEvents
- CompressedFile
- DocumentEvents
- File
- MatrixBindings
- MatrixCoercion
- Selection
- Settings
- TableBindings
- TableCoercion
- TextBindings
- TextCoercion
Office 2019 on Windows
(one-time purchase)
- TaskPane
- Content
- Add-in Commands
- ExcelApi 1.1
- ExcelApi 1.2
- ExcelApi 1.3
- ExcelApi 1.4
- ExcelApi 1.5
- ExcelApi 1.6
- ExcelApi 1.7
- ExcelApi 1.8
- DialogApi 1.1
- BindingEvents
- CompressedFile
- DocumentEvents
- File
- ImageCoercion
- MatrixBindings
- MatrixCoercion
- Selection
- Settings
- TableBindings
- TableCoercion
- TextBindings
- TextCoercion
Office 2016 on Windows
(one-time purchase)
- TaskPane
- Content
- ExcelApi 1.1
- DialogApi 1.1*
- BindingEvents
- CompressedFile
- DocumentEvents
- File
- ImageCoercion
- MatrixBindings
- MatrixCoercion
- Selection
- Settings
- TableBindings
- TableCoercion
- TextBindings
- TextCoercion
Office 2013 on Windows
(one-time purchase)
- TaskPane
- Content
- DialogApi 1.1* - BindingEvents
- CompressedFile
- DocumentEvents
- File
- ImageCoercion
- MatrixBindings
- MatrixCoercion
- Selection
- Settings
- TableBindings
- TableCoercion
- TextBindings
- TextCoercion
Office for iPad
(connected to Office 365)
- TaskPane
- Content
- Custom Functions
- ExcelApi 1.1
- ExcelApi 1.2
- ExcelApi 1.3
- ExcelApi 1.4
- ExcelApi 1.5
- ExcelApi 1.6
- ExcelApi 1.7
- ExcelApi 1.8
- ExcelApi 1.9
- DialogApi 1.1
- BindingEvents
- DocumentEvents
- File
- ImageCoercion
- MatrixBindings
- MatrixCoercion
- Selection
- Settings
- TableBindings
- TableCoercion
- TextBindings
- TextCoercion
Office for Mac
(connected to Office 365)
- TaskPane
- Content
- Custom Functions
- Add-in Commands
- ExcelApi 1.1
- ExcelApi 1.2
- ExcelApi 1.3
- ExcelApi 1.4
- ExcelApi 1.5
- ExcelApi 1.6
- ExcelApi 1.7
- ExcelApi 1.8
- ExcelApi 1.9
- DialogApi 1.1
- BindingEvents
- CompressedFile
- DocumentEvents
- File
- ImageCoercion
- MatrixBindings
- MatrixCoercion
- PdfFile
- Selection
- Settings
- TableBindings
- TableCoercion
- TextBindings
- TextCoercion
Office 2019 for Mac
(one-time purchase)
- TaskPane
- Content
- Add-in Commands
- ExcelApi 1.1
- ExcelApi 1.2
- ExcelApi 1.3
- ExcelApi 1.4
- ExcelApi 1.5
- ExcelApi 1.6
- ExcelApi 1.7
- ExcelApi 1.8
- DialogApi 1.1
- BindingEvents
- CompressedFile
- DocumentEvents
- File
- ImageCoercion
- MatrixBindings
- MatrixCoercion
- PdfFile
- Selection
- Settings
- TableBindings
- TableCoercion
- TextBindings
- TextCoercion
Office 2016 for Mac
(one-time purchase)
- TaskPane
- Content
- ExcelApi 1.1
- DialogApi 1.1*
- BindingEvents
- CompressedFile
- DocumentEvents
- File
- ImageCoercion
- MatrixBindings
- MatrixCoercion
- PdfFile
- Selection
- Settings
- TableBindings
- TableCoercion
- TextBindings
- TextCoercion

* - Added with post-release updates.

Custom Functions

Platform Extension points API requirement sets Common APIs
Office Online - Custom Functions - CustomFunctionsRuntime 1.1
Office on Windows
(connected to Office 365)
- Custom Functions - CustomFunctionsRuntime 1.1
Office for iPad
(connected to Office 365)
- Custom Functions - CustomFunctionsRuntime 1.1
Office for Mac
(connected to Office 365)
- Custom Functions - CustomFunctionsRuntime 1.1

Outlook

Platform Extension points API requirement sets Common APIs
Office Online - Mail Read
- Mail Compose
- Add-in Commands
- Mailbox 1.1
- Mailbox 1.2
- Mailbox 1.3
- Mailbox 1.4
- Mailbox 1.5
- Mailbox 1.6
- Mailbox 1.7
Not available
Office on Windows
(connected to Office 365)
- Mail Read
- Mail Compose
- Add-in Commands
- Modules
- Mailbox 1.1
- Mailbox 1.2
- Mailbox 1.3
- Mailbox 1.4
- Mailbox 1.5
- Mailbox 1.6
- Mailbox 1.7
Not available
Office 2019 on Windows
(one-time purchase)
- Mail Read
- Mail Compose
- Add-in Commands
- Modules
- Mailbox 1.1
- Mailbox 1.2
- Mailbox 1.3
- Mailbox 1.4
- Mailbox 1.5
- Mailbox 1.6
- Mailbox 1.7
Not available
Office 2016 on Windows
(one-time purchase)
- Mail Read
- Mail Compose
- Add-in Commands
- Modules
- Mailbox 1.1
- Mailbox 1.2
- Mailbox 1.3
- Mailbox 1.4*
Not available
Office 2013 on Windows
(one-time purchase)
- Mail Read
- Mail Compose
- Mailbox 1.1
- Mailbox 1.2
- Mailbox 1.3*
- Mailbox 1.4*
Not available
Office for iOS
(connected to Office 365)
- Mail Read
- Add-in Commands
- Mailbox 1.1
- Mailbox 1.2
- Mailbox 1.3
- Mailbox 1.4
- Mailbox 1.5
Not available
Office for Mac
(connected to Office 365)
- Mail Read
- Mail Compose
- Add-in Commands
- Mailbox 1.1
- Mailbox 1.2
- Mailbox 1.3
- Mailbox 1.4
- Mailbox 1.5
- Mailbox 1.6
- Mailbox 1.7
Not available
Office 2019 for Mac
(one-time purchase)
- Mail Read
- Mail Compose
- Add-in Commands
- Mailbox 1.1
- Mailbox 1.2
- Mailbox 1.3
- Mailbox 1.4
- Mailbox 1.5
- Mailbox 1.6
Not available
Office 2016 for Mac
(one-time purchase)
- Mail Read
- Mail Compose
- Add-in Commands
- Mailbox 1.1
- Mailbox 1.2
- Mailbox 1.3
- Mailbox 1.4
- Mailbox 1.5
- Mailbox 1.6
Not available
Office for Android
(connected to Office 365)
- Mail Read
- Add-in Commands
- Mailbox 1.1
- Mailbox 1.2
- Mailbox 1.3
- Mailbox 1.4
- Mailbox 1.5
Not available

* - Added with post-release updates.


Word

Platform Extension points API requirement sets Common APIs
Office Online - TaskPane
- Add-in Commands
- WordApi 1.1
- WordApi 1.2
- WordApi 1.3
- DialogApi 1.1
- BindingEvents
- CustomXmlParts
- DocumentEvents
- File
- HtmlCoercion
- ImageCoercion
- MatrixBindings
- MatrixCoercion
- OoxmlCoercion
- PdfFile
- Selection
- Settings
- TableBindings
- TableCoercion
- TextBindings
- TextCoercion
- TextFile
Office on Windows
(connected to Office 365)
- TaskPane
- Add-in Commands
- WordApi 1.1
- WordApi 1.2
- WordApi 1.3
- DialogApi 1.1
- BindingEvents
- CompressedFile
- CustomXmlParts
- DocumentEvents
- File
- HtmlCoercion
- ImageCoercion
- MatrixBindings
- MatrixCoercion
- OoxmlCoercion
- PdfFile
- Selection
- Settings
- TableBindings
- TableCoercion
- TextBindings
- TextCoercion
- TextFile
Office 2019 on Windows
(one-time purchase)
- TaskPane
- Add-in Commands
- WordApi 1.1
- WordApi 1.2
- WordApi 1.3
- DialogApi 1.1
- BindingEvents
- CompressedFile
- CustomXmlParts
- DocumentEvents
- File
- HtmlCoercion
- ImageCoercion
- MatrixBindings
- MatrixCoercion
- OoxmlCoercion
- PdfFile
- Selection
- Settings
- TableBindings
- TableCoercion
- TextBindings
- TextCoercion
- TextFile
Office 2016 on Windows
(one-time purchase)
- TaskPane - WordApi 1.1
- DialogApi 1.1*
- BindingEvents
- CompressedFile
- CustomXmlParts
- DocumentEvents
- File
- HtmlCoercion
- ImageCoercion
- MatrixBindings
- MatrixCoercion
- OoxmlCoercion
- PdfFile
- Selection
- Settings
- TableBindings
- TableCoercion
- TextBindings
- TextCoercion
- TextFile
Office 2013 on Windows
(one-time purchase)
- TaskPane - DialogApi 1.1* - BindingEvents
- CompressedFile
- CustomXmlParts
- DocumentEvents
- File
- HtmlCoercion
- ImageCoercion
- MatrixBindings
- MatrixCoercion
- OoxmlCoercion
- PdfFile
- Selection
- Settings
- TableBindings
- TableCoercion
- TextBindings
- TextCoercion
- TextFile
Office for iPad
(connected to Office 365)
- TaskPane - WordApi 1.1
- WordApi 1.2
- WordApi 1.3
- DialogApi 1.1
- BindingEvents
- CompressedFile
- CustomXmlParts
- DocumentEvents
- File
- HtmlCoercion
- ImageCoercion
- MatrixBindings
- MatrixCoercion
- OoxmlCoercion
- PdfFile
- Selection
- Settings
- TableBindings
- TableCoercion
- TextBindings
- TextCoercion
- TextFile
Office for Mac
(connected to Office 365)
- TaskPane
- Add-in Commands
- WordApi 1.1
- WordApi 1.2
- WordApi 1.3
- DialogApi 1.1
- BindingEvents
- CompressedFile
- CustomXmlParts
- DocumentEvents
- File
- HtmlCoercion
- ImageCoercion
- MatrixBindings
- MatrixCoercion
- OoxmlCoercion
- PdfFile
- Selection
- Settings
- TableBindings
- TableCoercion
- TextBindings
- TextCoercion
- TextFile
Office 2019 for Mac
(one-time purchase)
- TaskPane
- Add-in Commands
- WordApi 1.1
- WordApi 1.2
- WordApi 1.3
- DialogApi 1.1
- BindingEvents
- CompressedFile
- CustomXmlParts
- DocumentEvents
- File
- HtmlCoercion
- ImageCoercion
- MatrixBindings
- MatrixCoercion
- OoxmlCoercion
- PdfFile
- Selection
- Settings
- TableBindings
- TableCoercion
- TextBindings
- TextCoercion
- TextFile
Office 2016 for Mac
(one-time purchase)
- TaskPane - WordApi 1.1
- DialogApi 1.1*
- BindingEvents
- CompressedFile
- CustomXmlParts
- DocumentEvents
- File
- HtmlCoercion
- ImageCoercion
- MatrixBindings
- MatrixCoercion
- OoxmlCoercion
- PdfFile
- Selection
- Settings
- TableBindings
- TableCoercion
- TextBindings
- TextCoercion
- TextFile

* - Added with post-release updates.


PowerPoint

Platform Extension points API requirement sets Common APIs
Office Online - Content
- TaskPane
- Add-in Commands
- DialogApi 1.1 - ActiveView
- CompressedFile
- DocumentEvents
- File
- ImageCoercion
- PdfFile
- Selection
- Settings
- TextCoercion
Office on Windows
(connected to Office 365)
- Content
- TaskPane
- Add-in Commands
- DialogApi 1.1 - ActiveView
- CompressedFile
- DocumentEvents
- File
- ImageCoercion
- PdfFile
- Selection
- Settings
- TextCoercion
Office 2019 on Windows
(one-time purchase)
- Content
- TaskPane
- Add-in Commands
- DialogApi 1.1 - ActiveView
- CompressedFile
- DocumentEvents
- File
- ImageCoercion
- PdfFile
- Selection
- Settings
- TextCoercion
Office 2016 on Windows
(one-time purchase)
- Content
- TaskPane
- DialogApi 1.1* - ActiveView
- CompressedFile
- DocumentEvents
- File
- ImageCoercion
- PdfFile
- Selection
- Settings
- TextCoercion
Office 2013 on Windows
(one-time purchase)
- Content
- TaskPane
- DialogApi 1.1* - ActiveView
- CompressedFile
- DocumentEvents
- File
- ImageCoercion
- PdfFile
- Selection
- Settings
- TextCoercion
Office for iPad
(connected to Office 365)
- Content
- TaskPane
- DialogApi 1.1 - ActiveView
- CompressedFile
- DocumentEvents
- File
- PdfFile
- Selection
- Settings
- TextCoercion
- ImageCoercion
Office for Mac
(connected to Office 365)
- Content
- TaskPane
- Add-in Commands
- DialogApi 1.1 - ActiveView
- CompressedFile
- DocumentEvents
- File
- ImageCoercion
- PdfFile
- Selection
- Settings
- TextCoercion
Office 2019 for Mac
(one-time purchase)
- Content
- TaskPane
- Add-in Commands
- DialogApi 1.1 - ActiveView
- CompressedFile
- DocumentEvents
- File
- ImageCoercion
- PdfFile
- Selection
- Settings
- TextCoercion
Office 2016 for Mac
(one-time purchase)
- Content
- TaskPane
- DialogApi 1.1* - ActiveView
- CompressedFile
- DocumentEvents
- File
- ImageCoercion
- PdfFile
- Selection
- Settings
- TextCoercion

* - Added with post-release updates.


OneNote

Platform Extension points API requirement sets Common APIs
Office Online - Content
- TaskPane
- Add-in Commands
- OneNoteApi 1.1
- DialogApi 1.1
- DocumentEvents
- HtmlCoercion
- ImageCoercion
- Settings
- TextCoercion

Project

Platform Extension points API requirement sets Common APIs
Office 2019 on Windows
(one-time purchase)
- TaskPane - DialogApi 1.1 - Selection
- TextCoercion
Office 2016 on Windows
(one-time purchase)
- TaskPane - DialogApi 1.1 - Selection
- TextCoercion
Office 2013 on Windows
(one-time purchase)
- TaskPane - DialogApi 1.1 - Selection
- TextCoercion

See also