Visio project templates updated (Visio 2016, VS 2015 support)

Visio project templates updated to version 1.0.7: – added support for Visual Studio 2015 – added support for Visio 2016 – Simplified source code (removed extra files, so that project structure is more like vanilla VS). – Unified project wizard. Now there is one wizard to rule it all. It allows you to add (bside the add-in itself) other Visio files/templates in the wizard itself, add name/description, etc. Addin type selection, Visio files selection, setup – from one wizard. – License support in installer. – Support for the built-in VS ribbon designer (optional) – Support for both x86 and x64 in one …

Update to Visio Addin project templates

Visio project templates updated to version 1.0.2:– Now Visual Basic projects are also supported– now the platform of the installed Visio is selected by default, and Visio is selected as executable to debug by default– Added default UI to the installer– Fixed issue with some configurations (error on project creation if some specific combination of checkboxes is selected) More information here

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

Configuring SharePoint library to store Visio documents

This post explains how one can set up a standard SharePoint document library to store Visio drawings, with option to create new drawings from a custom template (i.e. to allow your custom templates under “New” button in SharePoint). I’ve spent some time figuring this out for myself.. 🙂 Can be useful when: 1) You have a SharePoint (or Office 365 with SharePoint site, doesn’t really matter). Note that you don’t necessarily need Visio Process Repository (and thus SharePoint Enterprise). You can use normal document library as well (it will also work, just not all functionality will be available). 2) You …

VisioWixSetup 1.2 – now with full functionality of Solution Publishing

A milestone of the VisioWixSetup project I’ve been working on – now it can be used to publish anything Visio Solution Publishing Tool could publish, and Visio could understand =) The changes in this version: – Added support for publishing ADDONS (EXE/VSL) and help files. – Fixed an issue with x64 install – Simplified “starter” wxs file. – Created project page (with detailed information about all supported attributes) – Added tests to verify correctess of generated installer. The new project page

Improved Visio WiX Setup (version 1.1) – Compiler Extension

I have improved the WiX project template by creating a real WiX compiler extension. That is, now you can register Visio files with WiX like this (minimalistic example includes just one extra line to publish file): The updated version is available in Visual Studio Galery: http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/68d12e2d-eb42-4847-808a-7d80863bb90d

Creating an installer for Visio with WiX

If you develop addins / templates / stencils for Visio, sooner or later you come to a question, how do you deploy them. Visio allows you to deploy your solution / template in such a way that template / stencil can be embed nicely in Visio user interface, thus showing up just like all other Visio built-in templates. For Visio developers, Visio SDK provides the Solution Publishing Tool, which is an official way to publish Visio-related components. However this nice tools has a number of limitations, in particular: – It does not integrate well into automated build process, when you e.g. …