Today at TechEd we announced the availability of the Microsoft SDK for Open XML Formats – June 2007 Technology Preview, which will be downloadable for free from the Open XML Developer Center as well as at this URL: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=AD0B72FB-4A1D-4C52-BDB5-7DD7E816D046&displaylang=en. The download package will go live later today.
There will also be an MSDN forum for this SDK available at this URL: http://forums.microsoft.com/MSDN/ShowForum.aspx?ForumID=1647&SiteID=1
The SDK includes .NET assemblies that provide a programmable object model for the Ecma formats, along with sample code and how to articles. The SDK will enable developers to decrease their development time for scenarios such as:
- Creating documents programmatically
- Customizing parts within documents
- Adding and inspecting custom XML schema within documents
- Working with and customizing document properties