Xaml Generator – a New App for Office

A few years ago I build and shared the source code for a Word to Xaml Converter, a Word 2007 add-in that developers could use to convert Microsoft Office Word documents to Xaml for WPF and Silverlight applications.  Since it was originally published, the solution has been downloaded more than 3,000 times and I’ve received…

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Whitespace in XAML

I just ran into a problem with XAML (WPF and Silverlight) and wanted to share my solution with you.  In my Word to XAML converter application, I was noticing that sometimes extraneous spaces were being seen in Paragraph elements in WPF and TextBlock elements in Silverlight. The problem was caused because I formatted my XAML…

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Updating Word to XAML Converter

I have done a bit of work lately on my Word 2007 to XAML converter application to give it a bit more functionality in the following areas: Table VML Graphics Correctly handling default styles and character styles Tables (WPF) I have implemented rudimentary conversion from Word 2007 tables to WPF <Table> elements.  This doesn’t contain…

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Added Silverlight 2 Text to WordToXaml (formerly WordFlowDocumentCreator)

Last year I created and uploaded a demonstration project to Popfly that converted a Word 2007 Document to a WPF FlowDocument.  The best example of a FlowDocument can be seen in the New York Times Reader, an instance of Syndicated Client Starter Kit.  I used this demo to create an online version of a whitepaper…

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Webinar Recording Available: Better Online Technical Documents – Building a Word 2007 Add-in to create WPF Flow Documents

I just posted the recording of the webinar that I did today showing a Word 2007 Add-in that creates WPF Flow Documents (using the FlowDocument class): https://www112.livemeeting.com/cc/microsoft/view?id=74SMQS Here’s an example of where I’ve used it to create a FlowDocument of a Whitepaper. Here’s what it demonstrates: How to use the new Ribbon designer to create…

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Upcoming Webinar: Better Online Documentation: Creating WPF FlowDocuments from Word 2007

One of the challenges with creating online documentation is readability, especially with long documents.  Most of the time, we end up printing out documents instead of attempting to read them online.  One we print them out we lose the ability to easily search for text, one of the great aspects of online documents.  Creating a…

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My Open XML Talk at Mindjet

As many of you might know, before I joined Microsoft this past Spring, I worked for Mindjet as an technical evangelist (one of my many titles) where I demonstrated the power of the MindManager Solution Platform through the Mindjet Labs.  One of the coolest demonstrations that I built (with the help of Vivek Vishist, a…

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