Project templates: Visio Panel Addin

Hello all, Have recently published a bunch of templates to create Visio Add-ins in Visual Studio. Templates for creating Visio COM addnins & VSTO addins. The template includes: – Installer project – User interface to start with – A TaskPane (not really a “TaskPane”, but a docking panel), and a toggle button to control it – Custom images for the buttons. – State (enabled/disabled) for the buttons. – Optional support for legacy Visio version (2003/2007; command bar with buttons) More information

ShapeSheet Watch – now with multiselect

Here is the updated version (1.0.6). See basic info in the previous post, where the tool was introduced. Added: Now supports multi-select. You can select several shapes, and change a ShapeSheet cell for all of them at once, so you don’t need to edit it for each shape individuality. Highlight of changed values. The values which were changed since last updated are now highlighted. This allows easy visualization of changed values, thus allowing you to understand what effect has a change of one cell to others, or what cells differ between different shapes. Filters Full text search. You can search for …

ShapeSheet Watch

ShapeSheet Watch – a window (addin) which facilitates editing Visio ShapeSheet cells. Works more or less similar to a Watch in IDE. This is the first (beta) version (1.0.5) The installer should work with Visio 2003 – 2013 The ShapeSheet Watch window shows (selected) ShapeSheet cells for the selected shape. If you select a different shape, then it’s cells will be shown (this is a docking window, works like a “panel”). This means that it is possible to click shapes one-by-one, and the window will show the cells of the currently selected shape, and there is no need to open-close …

New extension: Copy/Move with Base Point

Many drawing products feature so-called “base point” operations. In particular, AutoCad has “Copy with base point”, “Move with base point”. This operation may be quite useful for precise positioning of the content being copied/moved. To achieve this, at the first step a “base point” is selected, and on the second step a new position for this “base point” is selected. Check out this video to see how it works: Go to the Extension’s page

Base Point Addin

Many drawing products feature so-called “base point” operations. In particular, AutoCad has “Copy with base point”, “Move with base point”. This operation may be quite useful for precise positioning of the content being copied/moved. To achieve this, at the first step a “base point” is selected, and on the second step a new position for this “base point” is selected. Check out this video to see how it works: This extension provides this functionality for Visio: The workflow is shown in the Video. Step by step: 1. Select shapes to copy/move. 2. Press the button “Copy” (“Move”) on the extension …

Jump to Shape

This tiny plugin adds “Jump to shape in Drawing Explorer” command to Visio, which may become quite handy if you work with some complex drawings. The command is to be found in the context menu of the shape (when Visio runs in developer mode).

Find Command in Ribbon

This free Visio add-in helps to quickly find Visio command. Use Visio 2010/2013 and cannot find a command in ribbon? Just type in the keyword which is part of command name, and hit enter. All the commands which contain this keyword will be shown by the plugin as buttons. And you will be able to either use the command found directly from the results pane, or add it to the quick launch toolbar so that you can easily  find them later. Take a look at the screenshot: You can search commands in English, German, Russian or Japanese. By default the search language …