Can I see somehow how the O365 pages are built up? Not the html sent to the client, but the source aspx code? I need to present the same "available apps" links to the current user on a SharePoint online (modern site).
I didn't find such a web part, and I would like to know how can I embed that in an "embed" web part.
To make clear, I'd like to present the same application icons on a sharepoint online site that are on O365 start page of the same tenant, the same way it is also visible to the actual user:
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  • Why do you want to embed this on a page? Clicking the app launcher should display most of these apps on the menu that appears. Users can pin frequently used apps as well. Not sure I see the benefit in adding these icons to a page when they're available on any SharePoint page already.
    – wjervis
    Jan 18, 2018 at 19:38
  • It is one click less :) This is on the sketch and I need to build it. I said ok, because it didn't look like a challange to embedd what is already there on another page in he same environment.
    – vilmarci
    Jan 18, 2018 at 21:39

2 Answers 2


I think SharePoint is a part of Office 365 that integrates other apps, but I don't think you'll be able to call items from the Office 365 Portal/ Azure tenant (Or apps like OneDrive) natively.

You will probably need to create custom links to each item (or use promoted links), but I would recommend just linking to the Office Portal from SharePoint. Even if you come up with an elegant looking solution a future update will probably break it.

If you insist on embedded app links dynamically linked to the O365 portal I would suggest embedding the Application window in an iframe is the easiest solution.

  • "Application window in an iframe" And how do I do that? I guess, with the "Embed" web part, and I need an url of an embed code. Where can I find this?
    – vilmarci
    Jan 18, 2018 at 14:53
  • you can just use the embed script web part and use the html <iframe> tag: w3schools.com/tags/tag_iframe.asp bearing in mind that to display correctly you'll need to adjust position and overflow (overflow/ scrolling can be set in app part settings) stackoverflow.com/questions/15587823/iframe-positioning
    – J. Doe
    Jan 18, 2018 at 15:39
  • That one I know, but how do I find out the embed code for the application window?
    – vilmarci
    Jan 18, 2018 at 15:42
  • Or did you mean to embed the whole office.com site and try to reposition and resize it in the iframe until it looks good?
    – vilmarci
    Jan 19, 2018 at 7:53
  • Either of your suggested approaches would work, but you are extending your question beyond it's original scope. Please ask a new question.
    – J. Doe
    Jan 22, 2018 at 8:05

Alternative answer seeing as the OP is unhappy with an iframe is to use jquery to replace in injected div with the required div of the remote location.


If you need to refine the section to a class you can use div.tiles-section__containeror div.standard-tiles or just inspect element on what you would like to import.

No idea if SharePoint security policies will allow the remote content though

  • Hm, I think, I need to apologize because most likely my screenshot is misleading, and probably both solutions do what that shows, but what I want is, what the text says: only the application icons (all of them, just as the user would see on the office page) in the embed webpart, not the rest of the office screen.
    – vilmarci
    Jan 23, 2018 at 15:19
  • That's what this is designed to do because all of those office icons are wrapped in a div on the office.com site. It just uses js and html instead of the aspx you asked for.
    – J. Doe
    Jan 23, 2018 at 15:22

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