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Activate Bot features within your SharePoint Framework Apps

In a cloud-first and mobile-first word its important to include value added services with our modern apps. Its a new extravagance experience to end users and great addition with values.

I suggest below three simple steps towards activating Bot features within your SharePoint Framework application.


Step 1 - Create bot application
Step 2 - Register your bot
Step 3 - Activate Bot within SPFx (SharePoint Framework)


Lets dig deep into above with above steps with activating your own.

Step 1 - Create bot application

Step 2 - Register your bot

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Step 3 - Activate Bot within SPFx (SharePoint Framework)

Register your Bot with Bot Framework

Registration of custom bot with the Bot directory is a simple process which can achieved by following through the link Register new bot.

Even it is simple there are few tips you can find out and something new to notice which describes as below.

Bot Handle?

This will be the wording which will used to create bot end point with your bot application. If I use bot handle as "TechCentro" generated embeded URi will be "https://webchat.botframework.com/embed/TechCentro". This could contain only alphanumeric characters and underscore only.

Messaging end point?

After you hosted your bot application you will exposed the URL of  messaging endpoint, or in simple terms it will be route URL to your bot.

If you go with bot framework "Bot Application" template, it will be URL of web app plus "/api/messages".

Eg. https://botappapi.azurewebsites.net/api/messages

Note: You must need to configured HTTPS and HTTP wont help you to proceed in the process.

Microsoft App ID?

This …