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  • Blog Post: Introduction to Office Open XML Code Snippets

    Office Programmability PM Kevin Boske has a new screencast on Channel 9 that takes you through how to work with the Office Open XML Code Snippets that are available as a free download on MSDN. There are 40 code snippets total, providing ready-to-use methods for common development chores ranging from...
  • Blog Post: Finding WindowsBase.dll

    OK, what's the deal with WindowsBase.dll? It's the dll where the System.IO.Packaging API lives, and you have to add a reference to it in your project before you can use the packaging API. And it's never there at the end of the .NET tab on my "Add Reference" dialog. For example, here's my list , which...
  • Blog Post: Updated CreateDocx/CreateXlsx

    Here at the Open XML workshop in Paris this week, Jerome Berthaud pointed out to me that my CreateXlsx sample program required a bit more than just updating to the final Ecma schemas in order to get it running under the RTM. It seems that there are some elements in the style part that are required, which...
  • Blog Post: CreateXlsx sample program

    This post covers the code for a CreateXlsx program that creates a simple Open XML spreadsheet from scratch using the .NET Framework 3.0 packaging API (System.IO.Packaging), as well as two of the Open XML code snippets that are available on MSDN . Full source code for this sample is provided in the attached...
  • Blog Post: CreateDOCX Sample Program

    This post covers a very simple program for creating an Office Open XML word-processing document. The source code for this program is included in the attachment, or you can download it here . The syntax for using the CreateDOCX program is shown to the right. It's a command-line program that takes two...
  • Blog Post: Creating Open XML Documents

    The packaging API in the .NET 3.0 framework (formerly known as WinFX) provides low-level support for reading and writing Open XML documents. And now that Office 2007 Beta 2 is out, more developers are starting to ramp up on how to work with the packaging API. (If you've not seen the new packaging API...
  • Blog Post: Code Snippets for Open XML Development

    The Open XML code snippets are out! These are a well-organized set of snippets that do the basic things every developer needs to do when working with Open XML documents. They're free, and all of the snippets come in C# and VB versions. Download them here. Here's the complete list of what you'll find...
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