Matthew Scott: Application Development using the Open XML File Formats

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    DKimDog

    Very nice. Working with openxml directly will make me a happy man. Smiley Its great to also get a hold of some real code to work with openxml.

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    dmahugh
    Yeah, Matt's code is a good example of quality development around Open XML, and not just a quick hack somebody threw together.  As you can tell from the video, he's really into this stuff.

    Btw, if you need answers to any specific questions about Open XML development, post them in the forums on www.OpenXmlDeveloper.org.
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    papavb
    In true Borat fashion, Very Nice!!!.
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    BIGWILLY
    wow. matt seems like a great representation of quality microsoft talent. keep up the terrific work!
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    nbradshaw
    Good and clear presentation!. Big Smile

    Only thing is  I couldn't quite grasp the url for the open source tool for opening up docx files:s
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    mrscott
    nbradshaw wrote:
    Good and clear presentation!.

    Only thing is  I couldn't quite grasp the url for the open source tool for opening up docx files



    Thanks nbradshaw! You can download the tool from it's CodePlex project homepage here: http://www.codeplex.com/dbe

    The source code as well as documentation is also available for download from the Releases page.

    Thanks
    Matt
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    RobertoOn​Line
    Thanks- Great presentation


    Robert
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    john2007
    Matt, a great presentation and it helps me a lot on understanding Content Control features.

    In the presentation, you show a very complex sample document with a lot of content controls in it. Would you share the document with us so that we see some of really complex samples. If not, maybe give us some links that we can find similar docx with complex content controls.

    Thanks.

    John:)
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    Davidw
    Just found the video in the link from CodePlex. Great stuff and just what I was looking for. Informative and helpful.

    Only one criticism - you guys should really look into screen capture for your dems. Videoing a screen makes it very hard to read what you are seeing. Or is that just my eyesight and my age?
    Thanks Matt.
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    pdlevine
    Hi Matthew,

    Do you have a good source for docx parsing?  I need chunk up sections between "Headers" and upload them to a SharePoint site.  Do you have anything I can use/reference for this?  I need to be able to parse out the formatting/Images associated with each Header section.  Thanks,
    PL
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    bmurthy

    how do we bind images to image content control through customXml ?

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    Jeremy Adsitt

    Matthew, Thank you for the post.  It's really helpful and this is powerful technology.  The data in your example is a single item, I'm finding it very difficult to find documentation to see exactly how a customxml doc can be dropped into the package that has varying numbers of child elements (e.g. perhaps <order><item1>...<item2>.. etc ) that could display as a single row  in a table that is expanded or in say their own unique table.. any thoughts on where I might go to find an example of this?  Thank for all your help!!

    Jeremy

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    wadebee

    How does Microsoft's decision to remove Custom XML affect this method of document injection? I have a working solution very popular with my customers based on the ideas presented in this post and others. I do not know what my options are now that Custom XML is to be removed? I would imagine that Content Controls are here to stay... the question is "what can I bind them to if not Custom XML"?

    http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9142627/Microsoft_yanks_Custom_XML_from_Word_offers_patch_to_OEMs?taxonomyId=1

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    Matt Scott MSFT

    Hi Wadebee, Custom XML Parts will not be removed. So your solution might be safe. Here's more information:

     

    https://blogs.technet.com/gray_knowlton/archive/2009/12/23/what-is-custom-xml-and-the-impact-of-the-i4i-judgment-on-word.aspx

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    Matt Scott MSFT

    Hi Jeremy

     

    Unfortunately there is no support for bound repeating tables.

     

    Thanks

    Matt

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    talkdoc

    What a wonderful presentation!  As a lowly end user interested in making Word keep track of data and make use of data, I really appreciated the chance to listen in on the behind-the-scenes beauty of separating the form from the content. Really clear, really helpful.  Just thought you should know that even end users appreciate your work.

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    Toby

    I'd really like to use the word content control toolkit for Word 2010. I'm not a programmer, and I don't understand how to install it based on the Archived package at dbe on Codeplex. Can anyone provide me a simple how-to? I see a whole lot of Visual studio files that I'm not familiar with organizing/compiling to a running program.

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