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  • Blog Post: libOPC version 0.0.1 released

    The first release of libOPC, a new API for Open XML development, was published on Codeplex last week. This API is the first open-source cross-platform API for developers working with Open Packaging Convention (OPC) packages as used by Open XML, XPS, and other formats. Full source code is available, and...
  • Blog Post: Odds & ends for 03-01-2009

    The ODF TC has published Committee Draft 01 for ODF 1.2 . This is not the official public-review version yet, but you can download the draft and provide feedback to the TC if you want to get an early start on the process. On a related note, OASIS administrator Mary McRae has posted a call for proposals...
  • Blog Post: Open XML links for 06-22-2008

    Here are some interesting blog posts from the last week, as well as a few items I had missed while I was at TechEd but discovered while catching up on my RSS feeds today ... Wouter Van Vugt has an excellent post on "Embedding repeating elements in a schema-mapped document" that shows how to use the...
  • Blog Post: PHPExcel 1.6.0 goes into production

    Maarten Balliauw has a Valentine's Day gift to the PHP community: the production release of PHPExcel 1.6.0 is available today. This release of the PHP library for SpreadsheetML documents includes an improved calculation engine as well as support for named ranges and worksheet references. Here's the list...
  • Blog Post: Open XML Portfolio Manager

    An open-source demo application on Codeplex shows how a Java application can generate Open XML spreadsheets to track a stock portfolio, including creation of graphs from a web application. The first release of the code was just uploaded a few days ago by my colleague Amir Shevat, a Microsoft Israel developer...
  • Blog Post: Mexico workshop, Open XML links

    The Mexico City workshop for Open XML developers was the fourth and final one on the latest tour, and it had a great group of attendees. Everyone asked Mauricio more questions in Spanish than they asked me in English, but I've learned not to take that personally in these Spanish-speaking countries. ...
  • Blog Post: PHPExcel API for Open XML

    PHPExcel is a set of classes that enable Open XML spreadsheet development, available as an open-source project on Codeplex . Using these classes, PHP programmers can easily create spreadsheets with formulas, conditional formatting, and other features. Here's a sample of a spreadsheet created with PHPExcel...
  • Blog Post: Open-source API for SpreadsheetML documents

    More people are starting to build and share open-source APIs around Open XML development. There are now several of these projects on Codeplex and SourceForge , all sharing the same basic goal: making Open XML development as simple (and thereby productive) as possible. For .NET developers, the System...
  • Blog Post: Open XML at TechEd and Codeplex

    If you're going to be at TechEd in Boston next week, be sure to check out Brian Jones's presentation on the Office Open XML file formats. It's Wednesday at 5:30, and Brian has all the details on his blog . If you've been doing any development around Open XML since the release of Beta 2, head on over...
  • Blog Post: BDC Metadata Generator

    If you're wondering where to start in learning to create BDC( Business Data Catalog) connectors to back-end relational data sources, here's a tool that can save you time: Jonah Burke's Database Metadata Generator . It's a Codeplex project, so anyone can download it and use it, or download the source...
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