SvgPublish 1.3 released

SvgPublish Extension 1.3 released The extension’s page https://unmanagedvisio.com/products/svg-publish/ Download the latest version: https://unmanagedvisio.com/download/svgpublish/SvgExport-1.3.0.msi Improvements in this release New template editor with live preview Support both global and per-shape templates Cards (OG) support metadata for social sharing GitHub authentication fixed upload changed to put all files in single commit Follow cursor …

SvgPublish updated 1.2.11

The SvgPublish extension has been updated to version 1.2.11 Visit the extension’s page: https://unmanagedvisio.com/products/svg-publish/ Download the latest version: https://unmanagedvisio.com/download/svgpublish/SvgExport-1.2.11.msi Summary New: Translations for German and Russian languages. Now all options and exported elements can be displayed in these languages. Japanese translation is ongoing. Fixed relative links behavior. Please see the …

SvgExport updated 1.2.10

Download Download to the latest version: https://unmanagedvisio.com/download/svgpublish/SvgExport-1.2.10.msi Visit the extension’s page: https://unmanagedvisio.com/products/svg-publish/ Changes New: add hover + click tooltip and popover behavior. This feature is supposed to solve the problem when you want to publish tooltips or popovers, that have some hyperlinks in the text body. Now you can enable …

Starting PuTTY from an exported HTML diagram

Consider a following scenario: you have a diagram containing network devices (servers) and you want to start PUTTY client when any of those devices is clicked to open SSH session to a corresponding device. And you want that to be on a webpage.
A possible solution to that on windows is to register a custom application protocol and map it to launch an executable. You can see a common example when “callto:” link opens Skype. Here are some explanations. This works for all major browsers, works also in Visio (without any macros).
With Visio (and a tiny SVG Publish script), this approach can be improved. Suppose you have a rack diagram, which already has all server addresses ready. SVG Publish can convert the data into custom links that can be used to launch an executable (PuTTY in this example).

HTML Export API

The HTML Export plugin supports automation API (can be called programmatically). This allows you to execute export with code. The addin can be called from any language that supports automation, including in particular Visio VBA itself, .NET languages, Powershell. Basically, if you can call Visio API, you should be also …