Visio 2007 Service Pack 3 Available

The Service Pack 3 (SP3) update for Visio 2007 is now available. It includes a variety of new security, stability and performance improvements as well as all previous updates and hotfixes released through August 2011. The SP releases are cumulative, so it is not necessary to apply any earlier service pack releases to get all…


BPMN Diagramming Basics Course Available

A new series of training videos have been posted on to introduce Visio users to Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN).  The videos are packaged as a course named BPMN Diagramming Basics. The course provides both an introduction to the BPMN notation and a tutorial on creating BPMN diagrams with Visio 2010 Premium.  Along the…


Working with Connected Diagrams Programmatically, part 1

In a previous blog post, we told you about the new Connectivity APIs in Visio 2010 that make it easier for developers to create and to move across a connected diagram. We’ve shown you how to use some of the new APIs to create new connected shapes (see here); now we’ll examine techniques for traversing…


Visio 2010 Service Pack 1 Released

Yesterday Microsoft announced the availability of Service Pack 1 for Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010.  This wave of releases includes updates to Visio 2010 and the Visio Viewer.  Here are the links for downloading: Visio 2010 SP1 32-bit 64-bit Visio Viewer 2010 SP1 32-bit 64-bit The updates to Visio 2010 include stability, security, and performance…


Visio 2010 XML Schema Definition Released

Visio has published the XML Schema Definition (XSD) files for the Microsoft Visio 2010 XML Drawing (.vdx) format. This schema is also known as DatadiagramML. The .XSD files allow developers to better understand the structure of Visio XML documents and design solutions that work with the .VDX file format. The DatadiagramML Schema for Visio 2010…


Video: Adding a Data Graphic Legend in Visio 2010

The video below shows how to add a Data Graphic legend to a drawing using C# code. How might you use this code within the context of constructing diagrams with Data Graphics? As mentioned in a previous blog post, Visio Professional 2010 and Visio Premium 2010 use container shapes to create legends for data graphics….


Visio Baseball Scorecard

Spring has arrived and baseball season is upon us! Whether you follow the professional leagues, play recreationally or coach in the little leagues, there is one thread that ties all baseball enthusiasts together – a passion for stats. In this article and the attached diagram, we present a baseball scoring sheet that you can use…


Tips for Copy/Paste in Visio 2010 (Including How to Copy a Page)

One of the things we all do a lot is reuse shapes or groups of shapes in several places and often the best way to do that is to Copy the existing shape and Paste it elsewhere. Even though you use it daily, there may be some behavior you’re not familiar with, especially with the…


March Madness: Fill Out Your Brackets With Visio

March Madness is about to start, so here’s a Visio diagram to let you quickly fill out and share your bracket! Download the diagram here, and with a few clicks you can have a complete professional looking bracket that you can easily share with others. This diagram was originally created by Visio MVP Chris Roth,…


The Visio support forums

In this post, we describe a great way to get help with Visio: the Visio and SharePoint 2010 forums. Microsoft employees, Visio MVPs and other experts monitor these forums and answer questions. This is an excellent way to pose a question to a large audience of Visio experts. There are two Visio and a number…