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  • Blog Post: Excel Services Gadget download

    This is the download page for the Excel Services gadget described in these set of posts . (Download link is right below this line - where it says "Attachments:")
  • Blog Post: Creative workarounds – Windings edition

    11/24/09 - Correction - Sergei contacted me to explain that I got it all wrong - Windings does not give all the required shapes (Circle, Triangle and Square).Instead, Sergei had to hunt until he found the perfect font that supported all that perfectly - Good ol' "Arial Unicode MS". In older posts...
  • Blog Post: Coding the Excel Services Windows 7 Gadget – Part 5 – Next steps

    There are a few things I want to change/fix and a few features I want to add to the gadget. Here they are, in no particular order: Changes: 1. I want to change the way the gadget works to be more like the fly-out – instead of relying on the settings to tell the gadget how to display the content, I want...
  • Blog Post: Coding the Excel Services Windows 7 Gadget – Part 4 - Fly-outs

    One of the features gadgets posses is the ability to have a “fly-out” visual aid for “zooming in” or “drilling down” on parts of the gadget. The Excel Services gadget supports that too – for certain types of links. Generally speaking, one should not muck around with the HTML that comes back from Excel...
  • Blog Post: Coding the Excel Services Windows 7 Gadget – Part 2 - Charts

    The first part of this series showed how the code in the Settings form worked in the gadget. In this part, I will start describing how the gadget fetches the requested information from Excel Services and displays it. As a reminder, here’s what the gadget looks like when minimized and showing a chart...
  • Blog Post: Coding the Excel Services Windows 7 Gadget – Part 1 - Settings

    In the next few days, my posts will revolve around the mechanisms that make the Excel Services gadget tick. I won’t talk a whole lot about Gadget development – that could easily take up 4 or 5 posts – I will give a very brief overview though on what a gadget is and how it works. You can read more about...
  • Blog Post: Bringing it all back home – using advanced REST functionality with the Excel Services Gadget

    In the past two weeks I detailed both the new REST functionality in Excel Services as well as the Excel Services Gadget (which will hopefully be available for download soon). In the previous post I showed how you can use URL parameters to REST URLs to modify the result you get back. In this post, I will...
  • Blog Post: Excel Services Windows 7 Gadget

    The Excel Services Windows Gadget allows you to display information from Excel Services and place it right on your desktop as self updating data. Read more in the posts available on the blog: Introduction to the gadget Displaying ranges in the gadget
  • Blog Post: Showing Excel ranges in the Excel Services Gadget

    The last post I wrote, I showed the Excel Services gadget and how it can be a great tool for bringing your Excel data right to the desktop. In this short post, I will show some of the other capabilities it has – namely, the ability to show ranges on top of charts. In the settings page of the gadget,...
  • Blog Post: Introducing the Excel Services Windows 7 Gadget

    The past few posts have shown some of the basic REST functionality you can expect to get from the new Excel Services that will ship as part of SharePoint 2010. Before going into some of the more advanced features (well.. feature) of Excel Services REST, I thought I would show you a Windows Gadget we...
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