One of the more common requests we hear from our developer community is that they’d like us to make it easier to get access to the developer tools they need. We’ve listened to those requests and are pleased to announce a number of significant updates to the Office 365 Developer Program.Read more Office 365 Developer Program Update – New Developer Features
Visio Online replaces Visio Web Access (also called Visio Services) in SharePoint Online. Visio Online is the new way to view, create and share Visio diagrams in SharePoint Online. As part of the Office Online ecosystem, Visio Online includes a modern UI, introduces performance improvements and has richer capabilities that aren’t available in Visio Web Access. This blog describes how you can migrate from Visio Web Access to Visio Online using different examples.Read more Migrate from Visio Web Access to Visio Online
We are excited to share that the Microsoft Office Developer Program has added NEW value, NEW training opportunities and FREE perks for developers who build solutions that extend Office and the OfficeRead more Office Developer Program. NEW value, FREE perks!
In a previous blog post, we told you about the new Connectivity APIs in Visio 2010 that make it easier for developers to create and to move across a connected diagram. We’ve shown you how to use some of the new APIs to create new connected shapes; this blog will examine techniques for traversing connected diagrams. One of the most useful APIs for analyzing a connected diagram is the Shape.ConnectedShapes method, which allows you to get a reference to the shapes connected to a shape.Read more Working with Connected Diagrams Programmatically, part 1
Visio has published the XML Schema Definition (XSD) files for the Microsoft Visio 2010 XML Drawing (.vdx) format. This schema is also known as DatadiagramML. The .XSD files allow developers to better understand the structure of Visio XML documents and design solutions that work with the .VDX file format.Read more Visio 2010 XML Schema Definition Released
Learn about RibbonX, a XML markup that allows developers to customize the Office UI. It enables 3rd party developers and solution providers to build custom tabs and groups on top of the Ribbon, and target scenarios unique to and optimized for their customers. As Visio adopts the Fluent UI, Visio developers now also have the opportunity to utilize this platform to build and customize Fluent UI to offer users a more discoverable and instructive UI experience.Read more User Interface Extensibility in Visio 2010
Visio's SpatialNeighbors property is useful for finding shapes that are nearby other shapes or that overlap other shapes. It can be used to programmatically answer the question "What did I drop my shape on top of?". This blog discusses the SpatialNeighbors property.Read more Getting to Know Your Neighbors – Quickly