Introduction to Open XML SDK 2.0 - Part 1

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This video provides an overview of the Open XML SDK 2.0 but focuses on the practical benefits of using the SDK for solution development rather than the technical details of Open XML. It also provides an introduction to the Open XML Productivity Tool that can be freely downloaded and can help streamline your development effort. The video discusses key concepts to keep in mind when developing with the SDK and rounds out the discussion with a demo that uses the SDK to pull data out of an Excel workbook and generate Word performance appraisal documents for employees. The Word performance appraisal documents are based on a Word template that has content controls to receive the Excel data. The solution runs on the client machine.

Start developing Open XML solutions:
Download the Open XML SDK 2.0
Download the Open XML SDK Productivity Tool
Download the Open XML Package Editor Power Tool for Visual Studio 2010
Download the Open XML SDK 2.0 Code Snippets for Visual Studio 2010

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