Captured on film: Watch me extol the virtues of Visio

Earlier this week Harry Miller did a short interview with me about Visio. It was nice to be able to share some of my thoughts about this application. http://edge.technet.com/Media/Visio-Drawing-on-Experience-with-Saveen-Reddy/ You can see more of Harry’s Technet videos here: http://edge.technet.com/People/HarryMiller/ And do visit his blog & podcast here: http://blogs.msdn.com/harrymiller/

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Screencast: Using GraphViz on Windows to Draw Nice-Looking Graphs

We’ve all had that experience: a bunch of directed graphs in our heads that we’ve been thinking about rendering. However lacking in the time and expertise to do so, unrendered they remain. However, If you’ve got a little patience watch this screencast I recently made. It walks you through using ATT’s GraphViz tool to draw…

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Visio 2010 Beta: It’s great. It’s available. Now. Get it.

THREE THINGS I WANT YOU TO KNOW ABOUT THE VISIO 2010 BETA It’s very, very stable in my experience – I’ve been using the Visio 2010 Beta exclusively for my “real work” for over a month. I love the new Ribbon UI – big improvement in usability and productivity.  The new Containers feature rules START…

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Screencast: Using the ReportViewer control with an object data source

Was recently playing around with the ReportViewer control and wanted to share what I learned about using it in a WinForm app to show data with an object data source. I recording this screencast showing a step-by-step and end-to-end scenario of building such an application. Link to video: https://vimeo.com/7606689  

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Now on CodePlex – VisioVDX: a library to generate Visio VDX Files (without Visio)

A follow-up to my previous post, as promised the library is now on CodePlex. You can find it checked in the source tree used by the VisioAutomation project. If you browse the source code you’ll see a separate folder with the VisioVDX code in it. NOTES The project is in a separate folder from VisioAutomation…

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Creating a Visio VDX File without using Visio

This blog post has moved Go to: http://viziblr.com/news/2009/9/30/creating-a-visio-vdx-file-without-using-visio.html

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Visio: Controlling Visio 2007 via Powershell cmdlets – VisioPS

I just noticed my VisioAutomation library was mentioned in Episode 84 of the PowerScripting Podcast – And that made me realize there’s very little explaining how to use the VisioPS powershell module. So, for those who are curious I’ve recorded a quick demo on Vimeo.   This demonstration will show you how to get started…

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Releasing a new version of my VisioAutomation library (version 2.0.0)

Today I’m releasing the latest version of the VisioAutomation library on CodePlex: http://visioautomation.codeplex.com/ This was a very large update and took about 6 months of effort. CHANGES SINCE 1.X The library itself has been reorganized into several distinct pieces (each in a distinct namespace) VisioAutomation – the core low-level library – I don’t expect people…

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Edge Rendering Improvement in Visio 2010

I pay abnormally close attention to pixels and so it was with great pleasure this week that I discovered that Visio 2010 addressed a long-standing visual visual quality issue. HOW VISIO 2007 EXHIBITED THIS PROBLEM First, I let’s take a look at the Situation in Visio 2007 Start with an ellipse – any shape could…

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