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SvgExport updated 1.2.10

The SvgPublish extension has been updated to version 1.2.10 Download to the latest version: http://unmanagedvisio.com/download/svgpublish/SvgExport-1.2.10.msi Visit the extension’s page: http://unmanagedvisio.com/products/svg-publish/ The summary of the recent updates and bugfixes: New: add “hover + click” tooltip and popover behavior. This feature is supposed to solve the problem when you want to publish tooltips or popovers, that have some hyperlinks in the text body. Now you can enable them to show up and disappear if the user moves the cursor outside of the shape. However, they will stay if the user has clicked on the shape. The new setting is shown on the screen below, …

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Book: Mastering Data Visualization With Microsoft Visio Professional 2016

Recently finished reading the David Parker’s “Mastering Data Visualization With Microsoft Visio Professional 2016” book. Highly recommended if you already have some experience with Visio and want to know more about its data visualization capabilities, and how these can be used in your infrastructure. Some unique topics covered – creating custom data graphics and Pivot Diagram Add-on.

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Update of the privacy policy (GDPR)

The privacy policy of the site has been updated to comply with the General Data Protection Rules (GDPR), that are being introduced on 25th May 2018.

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Using SvgPublish as Visio Online script playground

A new feature that allows you to play with scripting for the new Visio Online with comfort. Live shape updates, autocomplete, parameter info right out of the box.

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HTML Export plugin API documentation

The SVG publishing plugin Visio API documentation has been added!
– Exporting Visio diagrams to disk, sharepoint, github
– Getting / Setting any export parameters (paths, options, authorizations, etc)

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Starting PuTTY from an exported HTML diagram

Consider a following scenario: you have a diagram containing network devices (servers) and you want to start PUTTY client when any of those devices is clicked to open SSH session to a corresponding device. And you want that to be on a webpage.
A possible solution to that on windows is to register a custom application protocol and map it to launch an executable. You can see a common example when “callto:” link opens Skype. Here are some explanations. This works for all major browsers, works also in Visio (without any macros).
With Visio (and a tiny SVG Publish script), this approach can be improved. Suppose you have a rack diagram, which already has all server addresses ready. SVG Publish can convert the data into custom links that can be used to launch an executable (PuTTY in this example).

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Command line to import/export Visio VBA code

The import/export VBA extension supports not only the UI (button-click), but also command line interface! It was not initially documented (now it is), but the tool includes command-line utility as well, so that one can use it with powershell script or a batch file (for batch processing of files), or in any other automated way. For this functionality MSI (full) version is required:  Below are some examples of what can be done using command line.

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Scripts used in svg publish extension are on github

Recently published all javascript, html, and css code of scripts used in html publishing to the GitHub for the upcoming version 1.1: https://github.com/nbelyh/svgpublish-templates This repository contains the default built-in templates, that are used in the Svg Publish extension The scripts/style files are bundled and minified at the build time by the extension, and visible in the template as file “vp-script.min.js” and “vp-style.min.css” respectively. The default template, installed with the app, is also there. First, these are for reference. Second, they can be easily used your own solution. There are two ways: Way 1. Just drop the content of the file into “immediate” script …

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Introducing IdMso visual studio extension

A few months ago I released a visual studio extension, that provides autocomplete if you edit office ribbon files. The extension is open source, and published on GitHub. By now, it proved to be more of less functional and even some issues with Office 2016 icons were fixed thanks to the user feedback! 🙂 What it can do for you – it can assist you if you edit the XML files to define interface for your extensions in the Visual Studio editor. The code is based on famous glyphfriend extension (if you don’t use it yet – you should start, it’s great). Initially …

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