SharePoint Framework v1.13 release notes

This release introduces a new component type, Adaptive Card Extensions (ACE), that can be used to extend Viva Connections.

Released: October 21, 2021

Important

This page addresses details related to a specific SPFx release version. This page doesn't include additional SPFx prerequisites that must be installed in order to develop SPFx solutions, including Node.js, Yeoman, and other tools.

To learn more about these prerequisites, see Set up your SharePoint Framework development environment.

Upgrading projects from v1.12.1 to v1.13

  1. In the project's package.json file, identify all SPFx v1.12.1 packages. For each SPFx package:
    1. Uninstall the existing v1.12.1 package:

      npm uninstall @microsoft/{spfx-package-name}@1.12.1
      
    2. Install the refreshed v1.13 {version-release} package:

      npm install @microsoft/{spfx-package-name}@1.13.0 --save --save-exact
      

Tip

The CLI for Microsoft 365 provides an easy step-by-step guidance to upgrade your solutions to latest SharePoint Framework version.

New features and capabilities

  • The new feature of this release is the extensibility model for the upcoming Viva Connections feature. The beta will allow you to create Adaptive Card Extensions (ACEs) and test them in the hosted workbench.
  • Update the Microsoft Teams SDK to v1.10.
  • Update React to v16.13.1.
  • Update TypeScript to v3.9.
  • Numerous additional fixes and improvements based on issues reported by the community at https://aka.ms/spfx-issues

Note

The extensibility model for the upcoming Viva Connections feature is currently rolling out in production and might not be available across all tenants yet. If you want to immediately start working with ACEs you can do that by creating a link to the workbench (for example https://contoso.sharepoint.com/_layouts/15/workbench.aspx) in a navigation node in a modern page. Then use that node to access the workbench.

Changes in this release

  • Yeoman v4 and above (installed globally) is required.

Deprecations and removed items in this release

  • Node v10 is no longer supported. Supported node versions are v12 and v14.

  • Local workbench removed: This release removes of the local workbench, as well as the removal of the on-prem questions in the Yeoman generator. On-prem is still supported, and the SPFx v1.12.1 Yeoman generator, as well as previous versions, continue to generate on-prem solutions. The hosted workbench is now the way to test your code.

    To configure the browser launch correctly, update the initialPage property within the ./config/serve.json to point to your SharePoint Online tenant. For example: https://contoso.sharepoint.com/_layouts/15/workbench.aspx.

    Not performing this configuration task will result in an error the first time gulp serve runs.