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

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

Visio WiX Setup project in Visual Studio Galery

The Visio Wix setup project was improved a bit. To simplify things, I’ve published it as a project template for Visual Studio in Visual Studio Galery. This is the first time I publish anything in Visual Studio Galery, so that was a bit interesting how to make the wheels rolling: In fact, this turned out to be rather easy actually. A good introduction how to publish stuff to Visual Studio Galery can be found on codeproject. That article gives a good  overview, how it all fits together. Anyways, the main result is that now it is possible to create an WiX-based …

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).

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. …