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.

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 …

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 …

Pokemon office – more html popovers

New sample with updated javascript code / template created with svg publishing, to show stuff in the office (click the picture open it live) https://nbelyh.github.io/svgpublishdemo/PokemonBldgPlan.html The javascript is very similar to the one described in the Dynamic popups on published diagrams, you can check it in the source diagram. Just the formatting is different, now it builds a chunk of HTML and populates it with some images/properties from the shapes. The source diagram and the excel file are here: 

Dynamic popups (“popovers”) on published diagrams

With HTML export, you  can specify any information to show on popup (bootstrap popover) Firs, simple demo (rectangle): Live sample: https://cdn.rawgit.com/nbelyh/svgpublishdemo/fa70891f/SimplePopover.html Souce:  This is just stock popover. The code just defines a standard bootstrap popover, but for a Visio shape (#shape1). The result might not look that impressive, but I hope it looks clear. Now let’s go for something more advanced. Lets take stock diagram and show in the popover info about the relevant computer models from the HP website. Click the image to open it live (again, hosted on GitHub)

Exporting html diagrams – binding to live services

This post briefly explains how to bind Visio diagram, exported as HTML to some external live web-service. It’s based on the HTML/SVG export extension. If you want the exported diagram to be connected to some live data,  you’ll need to connect to some live service (in this example, we consider a REST service). In the following posts, I’ll discuss binding a diagram to a SharePoint list using JSOM / REST. So, let’s take map of Europe and show temperature by coloring countries, with colder colors indicating colder temperature! You can check the result in DEMO section (click the picture to navigate): Here is …

VBA Import/Export Addin

This free Visio add-in helps to import and export VBA code from Visio to a folder. The addin can exports and import the code from “ThisDocument”, forms (.frm), classes (.cls) and modules (.bas) It may be handy if you want to track changes to the VBA code which is located in a template or a stencil. For example, you can compare it with previous versions, or put the exported folder under a source control, like GIT or TFS. So that you always know what was changed in comparison with the previous version. Download The “online” version is a VSTO-based click once installer, with built-in auto-update. The “offline” …