Open XML SDK 2.0 RTM is live! Find Articles, Videos, Code Samples, and Resources on MSDN

I’ve been incredibly passionate about Open XML since it’s early beginnings. I remember back in the day I was very excited about the possibility of generating .NET server-side Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents. I also had the opportunity to manage the Open XML Format SDK 1.0 documentation release, design a poster, and I also wrote…

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Open XML SDK 2.0 August CTP, Videos, and 50+ Open XML Code Samples

Zeyad Rajabi announced this week the availability of the new Open XML SDK 2.0 August CTP. As mentioned by Zeyad, changes to this CTP include: Add semantic level validation support Add markup compatibility/extensibility support General improvements based on your feedback If you are into Open XML Development, you will also be interested in a few…

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Open XML Format SDK 2.0: Getting Started Best Practices

The Open XML Format allows you to generate, manipulate, or pull data from Word 2007, Excel 2007, and PowerPoint 2007 files. If you are working with Microsoft-based solutions, you can generate, manipulate, and pull data from documents using the following tools and technologies: Notepad: Yes you can do it by hand! This is the classic…

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Office Palooza: Join the contest to test & sharpen your VBA programming skills!

MSDN® is sponsoring a coding contest for Office 2007, named OfficePalooza! This sweepstakes will run two weeks beginning April 20, 2009, and features ten fun Visual Basic of Applications™ (VBA) coding challenges in the form of puzzles and games. Each entrant will earn a chance to win one of hundreds of available prizes, determined by…

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Open XML SDK 2.0 April CTP Live & Silverlight DeepZoom Class Architecture Diagrams

For all of those fans of Open XML and followers of updates done to the Open XML Format SDK 2.0, one more happy day has arrived. The Office Client Developer Content team and the Open XML SDK product team released the Open XML Format SDK 2.0 April CTP on MSDN! Zeyad has a great blog…

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How to Export Data to Excel from an ASP.NET Application + Avoid the File Format Differ Prompt

This is a common task for ASP.NET developers. You have a Web application where you expose data from a database, Web service, or third-party API and you need an “Export to Excel” button. I have used different approaches to export to Excel from a Web application. Here’s some options and guidance of when to use…

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Top Office 2007 & SharePoint Articles, Downloads, Visual How-tos, and Portal Pages

I’ve spent the last few days pulling 2008 metrics for Office & SharePoint developer content. It’s quite interesting to see what flavor of chocolates devs pick at the candy store. The Office System is an umbrella of products and technologies. Popular picks from the Office dev community include SharePoint, Open XML, WSS, the Fluent UI,…

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Great News for Open XML Developers: ECMA-376 Implementation Notes for Office 2007 SP2 are here!

We’ve published today a new set of Open XML implementation notes. The ECMA-376 Implementation Notes helps developers to understand low-level details of the Open XML implementation. The notes also include information that will help ISO update the standard over time, and some other general information to cover some scenarios that are not covered in detail…

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What's New in Office for October?

Time’s been passing. Meanwhile, we have a slug (bucketful? melange) of interesting new content out there. For Office client developers, we have a couple of important updates. One is to Andrew Whitechapel’s popular article: Isolating Microsoft Office Extensions with the COM Shim Wizard Version 2.3.1.0. By customer request, we also republished a popular article that was inadvertently…

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