The Visio team is pleased to announce that the online version of the Visio 2010 SDK documentation is now available here. This documentation, which also shipped with the Visio SDK download, is intended to help developers working with the Visio APIs, ShapeSheet and XML. It contains the following Visio developer references.
For Visio Services developers, documentation is available online as well as offline via the Microsoft SharePoint 2010 SDK. This documentation is divided into Visio Services in SharePoint Server overview articles and Visio Services Class Library technical information, and covers the following topics.
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If you’ve been reading the blog over the past few months, you’ve seen how excited our team is about Visio 2010. Today we are happy to announce that Visio 2010 (and the rest of Office 2010) is available in retail stores and online today. Thanks to everyone who participated in the Technical Preview program, downloaded the Beta, and gave us feedback through the blog or send-a-smile tool. You can get a free trial of Visio 2010 or Office 2010 and purchase them at www.office.com today!
The Visio Team can answer any questions you have about Visio 2010—just post them in the comments.
The Visio Team recently released the Visio Services 2010 performance and capacity planning white paper. This white paper addresses the impact of SharePoint farm topology on Visio Services. It also explores how various service settings can affect latency and throughput. The white paper examines both typical and high stress conditions, which should help you better scale your deployments based on the number of users you need to support and their expected usage.
As usual, please comment on the blog if you have any questions or comments to share.
As part of the SharePoint SDK, the Visio team has published more documentation about creating Custom Data Providers. As you may recall, Visio drawings can connect to a variety of data sources, including Microsoft Excel files, SharePoint lists, SQL databases, and any other ODBC-compatible data source. In you want to connect to a different data source, you can create a custom data provider. With a few lines of code, your custom data provider can connect to data from a variety of data sources such as XML files, Web services, OLAP cubes etc…
This white paper outlines all the steps required to create, configure and install a custom data provider. The complete object model reference of custom data providers is also available.