New Excel Add-In Script Lab Launched
19 April 2017
Microsoft said they would do it and now they have kept their promise with the release of Script Lab, an add-in for Excel (and other applications) described as a "Microsoft Garage" project (isn't that a type of '80's music?).
Script Lab has three main features:
- Run the code in another pane beside the editor. Execution can include logic, API calls to Office, UI in the pane, and even output to a console. Every time you make a code change you can refresh the editor and run the new version in seconds
- Share your snippets through GitHub. If you create a snippet you’d like to share, you can use Script Lab to save it then send the link to someone else to try it and tweak it on their computer. The Import feature lets you load other people’s snippets.
You can install Script Lab right now for free from the Office Store. It works for Excel, Word, and PowerPoint on Office 2013 and later, Office Online and Office for Mac.
The source code is open to the community at https://github.com/OfficeDev/script-lab.