Azure DevOps to build office (Visio) VSTO Add-ins

These notes basically summarize setting up automated build for Office extensions (such as VSTO) in the cloud (i.e. Azure DevOps). Note that Azure DevOps supports private repositories for free. For open source repositories, it does not even impose any limitations (for private repositories, max build time per month is limited, …

Localizing a .NET office extension (desktop)

This article summarizes my experience on translating office add-in to multiple language. It is not an official guide, but just how you could do it. It assumes you have an office extension (VSTO, desktop) in a single language, and want to provide it in some other languages for users in …

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 …

Using SolutionXML with C#

Visio has a feature which allows third-party solutions to store it’s custom data in Visio files as XML fragments. It might be useful if you don’t want to litter document or shapes shapesheet(s) with your data. Also it has an advantage that setting it, unlike setting cells in shapesheet, does …

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 …

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