Friday, September 24, 2021

SharePoint Framework Community Call – 23rd of September, 2021




SharePoint Framework Special Interest Group (SIG) bi-weekly community call recording from September 23rd is now available from the Microsoft 365 Community YouTube channel at You can use SharePoint Framework for building solutions for Microsoft Teams and for SharePoint Online.



Call summary:


A reminder to tune in each Tuesday for the new Microsoft 365 platform community call.  Topics for the call on September 28 are Building custom search layout experiences in SharePoint with Microsoft Search and Introduction to Microsoft Viva Connections extensibility.  Have a look at the updated list of training events hosted by Sharing is Caring.   Register for the PnP Recognition Program.   SharePoint Framework v1.13 GA coming soon (in Oct) – The release focuses on the Microsoft Viva Connections mobile experience!   Released PnPjs Client-side Libraries v2.9.0 and updated CLI for Microsoft 365 v4.0.0. Preview.  


Latest project updates include:  (Bold indicates update from previous report 2 weeks ago) 


PnP Project Current version Release/Status
SharePoint Framework (SPFx) v1.12.1 GA, v1.13 Beta Viva.20 v1.13 GA in October
PnPjs Client-Side Libraries v2.9.0

v3.0.0 developments underway

CLI for Microsoft 365 v3.13.0 Preview, v4.0.0 Preview - updated

v4.0.0 GA to release end September

Reusable SPFx React Controls

v2.9.0 (SPFx v1.11), v3.3.0 (SPFx v1.12.1)

Reusable SPFx React Property Controls v2.7.0 (SPFx v1.11), v3.2.0 (SPFx v1.12.1)  
PnP SPFx Generator v1.16.0 v1.17.0 on the way
PnP Modern Search v4.3.0 & v3.21.0 Release expected any day


1 extension and 4 web part samples were delivered in the last 2 weeks!   Visit the new samples repository for Adaptive Card Extensions (ACE) -  Thank you all for your contributions!   The host of this call is David Warner II (Catapult Systems) @DavidWarnerII.  Live Q&A at end and in chat throughout this call.




Picture time is back!  Great to see all of you today.  Looking forward to seeing some of you in Düsseldorf or Las Vegas later this year. 





  • Apply a custom theme or a variation of the current SharePoint theme directly to the web part – see the 3 ways to change shading using the Fluent UI Theme variant inside a web part.  1) Use colors applied to the section where the web part is present, 2) Select color variations based on theme applied at Site level or 3) Apply variations set to the json of a custom theme, created through the Fluent UI Theme Designer tool.   

  • Accessing personal files easily with My OneDrive Web Part – a simple, powerful SPFx webpart for an Intranet Landing or Viva connections page to display the current user’s One Drive files.  Uses the One Drive Graph API and a custom component - OneDriveTable.  Shows User’s One Drive files and folders, most file type icons, breadcrumbs, sorting by column, select columns to display, and option to copy URL to file in OneDrive.   Full code walkthrough.    

  • Surface user specific calendar events with my Outlook events web part build – this SPFx React My Outlook Events web part uses event feeds and renders events using a look and feel consistent with the out-of-box SharePoint Group calendar/events web part.  This web part provides the logged in user's Outlook events with some advanced feature configuration – layouts for rendering single and multi-day events, selectable date range, and navigation direct to Teams meeting. Full code walkthrough. 


SPFx web part samples:  (


Thank you for your great work.  Samples are often showcased in Demos.    


Agenda items:



  • D1:  Apply a custom theme or a variation of the current SharePoint theme directly to the web part – Fabio Franzini | @franzinifabio – 15:01

  • D2:  Accessing personal files easily with My OneDrive Web Part – Siddharth Vaghasia | @siddh_me – 26:23

  • D3:  Surface user specific calendar events with my Outlook events web part build – Chandani Prajapati | @Chandani_SPD – 35:38



Additional resources around the covered topics and links from the slides.


General Resources:


Other mentioned topics:


Upcoming calls | Recurrent invites:  (Subject to Updates in September)



PnP SharePoint Framework Special Interest Group bi-weekly calls are targeted at anyone who is interested in the JavaScript-based development towards Microsoft Teams, SharePoint Online, and also on-premises. SIG calls are used for the following objectives.

  • SharePoint Framework engineering update from Microsoft
  • Talk about PnP JavaScript Core libraries
  • Office 365 CLI Updates
  • SPFx reusable controls
  • PnP SPFx Yeoman generator
  • Share code samples and best practices
  • Possible engineering asks for the field - input, feedback, and suggestions
  • Cover any open questions on the client-side development
  • Demonstrate SharePoint Framework in practice in Microsoft Teams or SharePoint context
  • You can download a recurrent invite from Welcome and join the discussion!

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