Set Connector Shape Appearance & Font Directory Paths for Rendering Visio Diagrams


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Mar 10, 2010
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Set Connector Shape Appearance & Font Directory Paths for Rendering Visio Diagrams

What is new in this release?

We are pleased to announce the new release of Aspose.Diagram for .NET 5.2.0 . With this new release, developers can now set the font directory paths for rendering in Visio diagrams and also they could set connector shape appearance. In addition to that we have added support to refresh milestones on the timeline shape and included another print method which takes printer and document name parameters on a customer request. It allows to customize document name during the print job. Besides above new features, we also bring performance, formatting, and quality improvements in exporting Visio diagrams to any other supported formats. The operating systems store fonts in different folders and Aspose.Diagram looks for fonts in the respective Fonts folder. Developers can now specify locations of their own or third party fonts folders. Microsoft Office Visio offers connection types by going to the Design tab, and at the far left of the ribbon you can see Connectors in the Layout group. There are three types of Connectors in Visio: Right Angle, Straight Lines and curved, which can be found from the popup menu if you click the connectors button. This new release of the Aspose.Diagram APIs has included this feature support. Developers can now manage connector type shape?s appearance programmatically. The timeline shape is the foundation to which we add the project milestones and events, Aspose.Diagram APIs allows to manage it. Using the older version, when we changed the period of timeline shape, milestones remain schedule based on the previous time period. To manage this thing, we have added a new RefreshTimeLine method in TimeLineHelper class. We have added another print method which sends print jobs to the printer. It takes printer and document name as parameters, so far users can customize the document name in job print queue. In this recent release version, we have improved export areas regarding VSD to PDF, VSD to PNG, VSD to SVG and VSD to VDX. We have also included some fixes of manipulation. Here is the list of important enhancements and bugs fixes in the new version.

- Add support to set connector appearance
- Add support to set fonts folder path
- The timeline data does not update in Visio Viewer
- Performance issue when exporting VSD to PDF format
- VSDX to PDF conversion, incorrect rendering of the text items
- Can't add shape second time in the same page or other one
- Can't move shapes manually in Microsoft Office 2010/2013
- Add support to pass printing job name as another parameter
- Update EULA html document in Non-MSI packages
- Can't access shape ParaCollection objects
- Argument Out of range error message occurred while placing a shape
- Shape is using single connection point instead of different connection points
- Warning message when opening resultant VDX diagram
- VSD to PDF conversion, shapes are not properly visible
- VSD to PNG conversion, shapes are not properly visible
- VSD to SVG conversion, shapes are not properly visible
- VSD to VDX conversion, shapes are not properly visible
- VSD to VDX conversion, shape's text goes outside the border
- Can't glue shape inside the container
- Default date format is not available for Milestone shape
- Default date format is not available for Timeline shape

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.

- How to Specify TrueType Fonts Location
- Set Appearance of the Connector Type Shape in Visio

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.

More about Aspose.Diagram for .NET

- Homepage of .Net Visio Component
- Download Aspose.Diagram for .NET
- Online Demos Aspose.Diagram for .NET

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