Tuesday, May 20, 2008

XML Aficionado: Creating Open XML (OOXML) Spreadsheet Documents

An example of OOXML generation from Altova -- see the full post for screen shots etc.

As Office Open XML (OOXML) gains more wide-spread adoption and popularity - and since it is now an ISO standard - developers will be interested in how easy it is to create Open XML documents directly in their applications, e.g. spreadsheet documents that are compatible with Excel 2007. Most approaches require quite a bit of hand-coding and worrying about the actual OpenXML specifications, but what I want to show you today on the XML Aficionado blog is a way to use MapForce to auto-generate all the source-code (for example in C#) that will produce the desired .xlsx document so that you can integrate it into your applications (and use it royalty-free within your organization).

XML Aficionado: Creating Open XML (OOXML) Spreadsheet Documents

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