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Office Dev PnP Web Cast – Introducing Widget Wrangler for SharePoint development

In this PnP Web Cast we concentrated on one great contributions from the community called Widget Wrangler. Widget Wrangler is a open source JavaScript library which will help to implement embedded JavaScript functionalities in both SharePoint Online and in SharePoint on-premises. Widget Wrangler has been developed by Julie Turner and Bob German from BlueMetal

Conceptually Widget Wrangler implementation is based on similar thinking as PnP App Script Part implementation, which was released few years back as part of the PnP patterns (or at the time it was call App Model Samples). Advantages of this model is that you do not have deal with iFrame implementations and functionalities can be fully responsive, where needed. Also implementation of the capabilities is much simpler when your JavaScript is directly embedded to the page rendering logic without additional complexity.  

In demo section Bob is showing following topics

  • How to use Widget Wrangler with plan JavaScript?
  • How to use Widget Wrangler with jQuery?
  • How to use Widget Wrangler with KnockoutJS?
  • How to use Widget Wrangler with Angular?
  • How does Widget Wrangler handle multiple instances of same widget in the SharePoint Pages?

Web cast presenters: Bob German, Julie Turner and Vesa Juvonen

Bob and Julie work for the BlueMetal company and they both have been active on sharing their learning’s for the community around SharePoint development and Office 365 practices. 

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Presentation used in this web cast is available from

Video at Channel 9.

Addition resources

See following PnP videos for covering JavaScript embedding pattern

Here’s different demonstrations using the Widget Wrangler in practice. These could be just as well embedded to the SharePoint. These demos are running outside of the SharePoint context to provide simplicity for them.

See following resources for additional information around Widget Wrangler and demonstrated topics.

What is Office 365 Developer Patterns and Practices (PnP) web cast series?Office 365 Developer Patterns and Practices

Office 365 Developer Patterns and Practices (PnP) web cast series cover different patterns, practices and topics around development with Office 365 and SharePoint. Majority of the topics are valid for the Office 365 and SharePoint on-premises. Our objective is to release new around 30-45 minute long web cast each Monday with few slides and live demo on the covered topic. All web casts are published at the PnP Channel 9 video blog with additional references on the existing materials.

PnP is community driven open source project where Microsoft and external community members are sharing their learning’s around implementation practices for Office 365 and SharePoint on-premises (add-in model). Active development and contributions happen our GitHub project under dev branch and each month there will be a master merge (monthly release) with more comprehensive testing and communications. Latest activities and future plans are covered in our monthly community calls which are open for anyone from the community. Download invite from

This is work done by the community for the community without any actual full time people. It’s been great to find both internal and external people who are willing to assist and share their learning’s for the benefit of others. This way we can build on the common knowledge of us all. Currently program is facilitated by Microsoft, but already at this point we have multiple community members as part of the Core team and we are looking to extend the Core team with more community members.

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Vesa Juvonen, Senior Program Manager, Office 365, Microsoft – 14th of March 2016