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

Visual Studio Addin project templates

If you want to create a Visio add-in, there are several options available. You can go with plain COM addin, VSTO (Visual Studio Tools for Office) addin, or with a VSL. This project template provides an improved starting point to build managed Visio addins with Visual studio (including free Visual Studio Community Edition). Link to download from Visual Studio Gallery What the addin project provides to help you get started – The basic addin project, based on VSTO or COM. – Installer project, which is fully customizable (based on WIX) where you can select to install additional Visio files such as stencils or templates. Or additional DLLs. Or PDFs. Or …

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 …

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 …