SvgPublish 1.3 released

SvgPublish Extension 1.3 released The extension’s page Download the latest version: 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 …

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).

Exporting html diagrams – binding to live services

This post briefly explains how to bind Visio diagram, exported as HTML to some external live web-service. It’s based on the HTML/SVG export extension. If you want the exported diagram to be connected to some live data,  you’ll need to connect to some live service (in this example, we consider a …