Docs API Reference

Office.context property

Gets the Context object that represents the runtime environment of the add-in and provides access to the top-level objects of the API, such as the Document and Mailbox objects.

Hosts: Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Project, Word
Last changed in 1.1
var myDocument = Office.context.document;

Return Value

A Context object.

Support details

A capital Y in the following matrix indicates that this method is supported in the corresponding Office host application. An empty cell indicates that the Office host application doesn't support this method.

For more information about Office host application and server requirements, see Requirements for running Office Add-ins.

Office for Windows desktop Office Online (in browser) Office for iPad OWA for Devices Outlook for Mac
Access Y
Excel Y Y Y
Outlook Y Y Y Y
PowerPoint Y Y Y
Project Y
Word Y Y Y
Minimum permission level Restricted
Add-in types Content, Outlook, task pane
Library Office.js
Namespace Office

Support history

Version Changes
1.1 Added support for PowerPoint Online.
1.1 Added support for Excel, PowerPoint, and Word in Office for iPad.
1.1 Added the use of the context property to return a Document object that represents the current database in content add-ins for Access.
1.0 Introduced