Place /Configure Timeline & Milestone Shapes on Visio Drawing Page in .NET Apps
(Sep 25 2014 - 04:36:06 AM
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What’s new in this release?
We are pleased to announce the new release of Aspose.Diagram for .NET 4.4.0. This new release supports Timelines feature that help developers to plan and communicate project schedules by showing project phases and deadlines in a format that’s easy to read and understand. In previous versions, developers could place timeline shapes on Microsoft Visio drawing page. However, they could not manage the configuration timeline dialog values. Using Microsoft Office Visio, users can quickly create clean, organized timelines that make it easy to order events and share information. Previously, the Aspose.Diagram API allowed developers to populate the timeline with milestones and intervals. There was no way to set the date, date format, type and auto update flag, however. These features are now supported. Features added across the API allow the milestones to update date, date format, type and auto update flag to create professional diagrams. Developers can now retrieve a shape’s properties using its name. The Shape.PropCollection.GetProp method searches all properties of the shape. Previously, it was difficult to find the exact property ID, and then get the property. With this latest release, we just need to pass the exact property name. Developers can use either the property ID or name: the PropCollection.GetProp method gives developers these options. This new version brings fixes to reported bugs, error messages and include various other enhancements such as .NET Application gets stuck while adding a container shape on the diagram page, VSD to PDF conversion, the portion of the source PDF file gets cut off, Error in the elements when loading VSD drawing, Shape’s hyperlink is not visible in the output VDX format using Microsoft Visio 2013 Viewer and many more. Here is the list of important enhancements and bugs fixed in the new version.
- support to configure timeline of Cylindrical timeline shape
- Add support to configure Diamond Milestone shape properties
- Add support to get property by name
- Application gets stuck while adding a container shape to a diagram is now fixed
- Error in elements is resolved when loading VSD drawing
- Added hyperlink to a shape is now visible in output VDX in the Visio 2013
- Shape data is now visible in Visio 2013
- VSD to PDF conversion, shadow of shapes is black instead of gray is fixed
- VSD to PDF conversion, shape color change is now fixed
- VSD to PDF conversion, the portion of source PDF file gets cut-off is fixed
- VSD to PDF conversion, the portion of source PDF file gets cut-off is now fixed
- VSD to PDF conversion, shape texts have blurred is now corrected
- VSD to PDF conversion, image shape has become dark from gray is corrected
- VSD to PDF conversion, outlook icon replaced by word icon is fixed
- VSD to PDF conversion, hyperlinks present in the red circles was missing and is now fixed in this new release.
- VSD to PDF conversion, most of the map shapes were missing and now fixed
- VSD to PDF conversion, all smiley faces were changed and now corrected
- NullReferenceException message is resolved for saving VSDX to HTML format
Newly added documentation pages and articles
Some new tips and articles have now been added into Aspose.Diagram for .NET documentation that may guide you briefly how to use Aspose.Diagram for performing different tasks like the followings.
- Set Milestone Shape Properties: http://www.aspose.com/docs/display/diagramnet/Set+Milestone+Shape+Properties
- Set Time Period and Date Format of Timeline Shape: http://www.aspose.com/docs/display/diagramnet/Set+Time+Period+and+Date+Format+of+TimeLine+Shape
Overview: Aspose.Diagram for .NET
Aspose.Diagram is a class library for working with MS Visio files & is a pure .NET alternate for MS Visio Object Model. It enables developers to work with VSD & VDX files on ASP.NET web applications, web services & Windows applications. It makes use of the advanced functionality of Visio's services to manipulate Visio docs on a server. Developer can open files & manipulate the elements of the diagram, from lines and fills, to more complex elements, and then export to native Visio formats or XML.
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