OpenXMLDiff vNxt – Just an easy way of doing things

  Hello Guys – As I told you in my previous blog post, that I am working with Eric on the updated version of OpenXMLDiff. The good news is, I have it ready! It’s uploaded on http://code.msdn.com/openxmldiff. Go, Play with it …  So, I am sure you’ll have many questions – what’s different? what’s changed?…

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Here is a news, I am acting as a volunteer

Surely, I am volunteering for something that we (you and me) like playing with Here is the story – I really liked the utility that Eric is working on http://blogs.msdn.com/ericwhite/archive/2008/06/14/openxmldiff-exe-a-utility-to-find-the-differences-between-two-open-xml-documents.aspx. Going through the post, I noticed that Eric is looking for volunteers for converting the project to GUI to work on some possible enhancements, I…

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How to get a list of updates

Today of my team members asked me, how to get a list of Office and Windows updates. Surprisingly, I realized, that there is no easy way to do it (or at least I couldn’t find it ) – finally came up with following code snippets: ‘For getting a list of office updates ‘— — —…

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The Open XML SDK download and online docs are now available

Let’s see what the OpenXML guru’s take about it .. Here is full description from none other then …Erika Doug Mahugh: Open XML SDK Version 1 released Look at it … Eric  released PowerShell cmdlets to manipulate OpenXML docs (using OpenXML SDK). WoW..  IceRocket tags: Pranav+Wagh, Microsoft+Blogger, OpenXML, Open+XML, OpenXMLSDK, Open+XML+SDK del.icio.us tags: Pranav+Wagh, Microsoft+Blogger,…

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My blog UI might suck for a few days

Yep. I am working on some changes on my blog and you might see some things broken, out of place or just plain ugly for a few days. Please bear with me for a few days. I am thinking of using a good JavaScript library which can ease my some of my troubles. For now,…

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One more step in the right direction, native ODF support in Office 2007 SP2

Did’ya see dat! I am pretty exited about these developments, As soon as these this is out I want to play with it and see how can this feature be utilized in Office Programmability scenarios Are you surprised ? WHY ? It’s fairly consistent with our idea of promoting & encouraging freedom of choice. Also,…

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What’s "Works on My Machine" Certification Program anyways ?

A few of my readers asked me, what’s do I mean by "Works on My Machine certified”, in my previous post. Here is the ans -  All of this thing started with Joseph Cooney – He got an interestingly funny and brilliant idea. Which, in itself, serves as a code disclaimer. Then Jeff Atwood(coding horror …

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Creating a new presentation by pulling slides from a presentation

You’ll remember that a few days back I’ve posted a code snippet which demonstrates how to create a PowerPoint presentation from scratch using System.IO.Packaging. Here is the next part of the same code which is “works on my machine” certified 🙂 This is a simple WinForms Application which demonstrates how to  pull the slides from…

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Word 2007 “Save As Word XML document” and back without automation – 1

Did you even had a look at new Word XML File? or … like me, you also assumed that it’s going to be same or similar to Word 2003 XML? Yesterday … one of my fellow MSFT was  working on Packaging API to create and modify a document. We had a quick conversation … Manjunath…

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Open XML for primary school goers

Ok ..I agree! I was not a simple-sober-studious-obedient-goodie-good student. I do remember when I was a primary school goer, whenever me or any of my friends wanted a leave, we almost always used the same letter template, just modifying a few fields. Yesterday, I was thinking about this. While working on an Open XML issue…

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