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Andrew May

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  • Blog Post: OneNote: Importing Pages that Vanish

    Here's an interesting little "gotcha" that was found by Saul Candib , the programmer-writer who is taking over documenting OneNote programming features, now that I've moved over to SharePoint . Using my article Importing Content into OneNote 2003 SP1 as a guide, Saul wrote some code that imported content...
  • Blog Post: OneNote XML Schema Map Notation, Take Two

    So, I was so annoyed when I realized I had broken one of the basic rules of information design with my diagram of the OneNote 2003 SP1 SimpleImport schema, I had to take a few minutes and see if I could fix it. As I mentioned in my last entry , my diagram uses indenting and boxes to show the element...
  • Blog Post: OneNote: An In-Depth Look at the OneNoteImporter Managed Assembly (Part 5 of 5)

    In this series of entries, we're taking an in-depth at the OneNoteImporter manage class, which provides an object model interface for the programmability functionality added in OneNote 2003 SP 1. Read part one here . Read part two here . Read part three here . Read part four here . Object Model Maps...
  • Blog Post: OneNote: An In-Depth Look at the OneNoteImporter Managed Assembly (Part 4 of 5)

    In this series of entries, we're taking an in-depth at the OneNoteImporter manage class, which provides an object model interface for the programmability functionality added in OneNote 2003 SP 1. Read part one here . Read part two here . Read part three here . Figure 1 diagrams the internal method calls...
  • Blog Post: OneNote: An In-Depth Look at the OneNoteImporter Managed Assembly (Part 3 of 5)

    In this series of entries, we're taking an in-depth at the OneNoteImporter manage class, which provides an object model interface for the programmability functionality added in OneNote 2003 SP 1. Read part one here . Read part two here . Importing Objects into OneNote The actual creation of the XML import...
  • Blog Post: OneNote: An In-Depth Look at the OneNoteImporter Managed Assembly (Part 2 of 5)

    In part one, we started to take an in-depth at the OneNoteImporter manage class, which provides an object model interface for the programmability functionality added in OneNote 2003 SP 1. Read part one here . Creating Objects Creating the page and the object you want to import onto it is relatively straight...
  • Blog Post: OneNote: An In-Depth Look at the OneNoteImporter Managed Assembly (Part 1 of 5)

    A while back I wrote a series of entries dealing with how you can use Donovan Lange's OneNoteImporter manage class to make importing content into OneNote 2003 SP1 even easier. To recap: Donovan's OneNoteImporter managed class assembly provides an object model interface for the programmability functionality...
  • Blog Post: OneNote: XML Reference Schema Download Now Live

    For those of you who have been waiting for an actual copy of the OneNote schema, wait no more. MSDN has just republished the Office 2003: XML Reference Schemas download, and this time it includes OneNote 2003 SP1. The download includes a copy of the OneNote import schema, as well as the complete element...
  • Blog Post: OneNote SDK Now Live on MSDN

    Here's something that was published on MSDN last week that you might have missed: the OneNote Software Developers Kit (SDK) . Because the developer functionality in OneNote SP1 primarily consists of the SimpleImport interface, the OneNote SDK provides a full schema reference. Each element and type in...
  • Blog Post: OneNote: Positioning Imported Content on Right-To-Left Pages

    Here’s something I found in a code comment in the OneNoteImporter managed assembly source code . It applies to both the OneNoteImporter and the SimpleImporter API itself, and I haven’t seen it documented anywhere else, so I thought I’d pass it on here. It concerns positioning objects...
  • Blog Post: OneNote import Managed Assembly: Customizing How OneNote Launches

    Here’s still more functionality packed into the OneNoteImporter assembly : You can also modify how OneNote starts by using the following methods of the Application object. These methods ‘wrap’ command line switches that customize how the OneNote application starts. The table below...
  • Blog Post: OneNote Import Managed Assembly: The Quick Rundown (2 of 2)

    In part one , we discussed how to use the OneNote managed class assembly to import content into OneNote. Now let’s actually look at the XML the Page class generates for the SimpleImporter.Import method. Looking at the XML If you want to preview what the XML that’s passed to the SimpleImport.Import method...
  • Blog Post: OneNote Import Managed Assembly: The Quick Rundown (1 of 2)

    If you haven’t already seen this, get over to Donovan Lange’s blog . Donovan, Omar , and David have put together an abstracted managed assembly that provides an object model for the SimpleImport functionality OneNote added for SP1 . That’s right; you don’t even have to create...
  • Blog Post: OneNote 2003 SP1 Preview Documentation Live On MSDN

    The title pretty much says it all. The final versions of the OneNote SP1 Preview documentation I posted here in draft version about a month ago went live on MSDN last night: Importing Content into OneNote 2003 SP1 Preview Customizing OneNote 2003 SP 1 Using New Command Line Switches So we’ve...
  • Blog Post: OneNote Namespace Change for SP1

    Here’s a heads-up for developers that are using the SimpleImport interface available in the OneNote 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1) Preview . Be advised that the namespace for the Import method will be different in the final released SP1 from what it is in the Preview version. The current namespace...
  • Blog Post: Customizing OneNote 2003 SP1 Using New Command Line Switches

    The last aspect of the OneNote SP1 developer story that we should talk about is the half-dozen or so command line switches that OneNote SP1 has added. Once again, here's a draft version of an article that we'll publish on MSDN once OneNote 2003 SP1 is available. The information has been reviewed by the...
  • Blog Post: OneNote Import Example: Generating GUIDs and XML

    One thing I didn’t have time to include in my OneNote SP1 Preview article entry was a simple example that generates GUIDs for elements as necessary, and then creates its own XML string for the Import method. That’s something I definitely want to include in the final MSDN article, and I thought...
  • Blog Post: Importing Content into OneNote 2003 SP1 Preview

    The OneNote Service Pack 1 Preview is currently available for download. This Service Pack includes some cool new features that'll be of great interest to developers. We've already been seeing some questions about this new functionality in the newsgroups, so we posting a draft of the article that will...
  • Blog Post: The OneNote 1.1 SimpleImport XML Schema

    The Office 2003: XML Reference Schemas download is now available. The download includes a copy of the OneNote import schema, as well as the complete element, type, and attribute documentation we posted online awhile back. It also include an introduction detailing how to use the schema to import content...
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