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Posted on: Jan 5th, 2012

XLSX in OfficeWriter 8.0

SoftArtisans released OfficeWriter 8.0 recently, and the biggest feature in this release is full support for Excel 2007/2010 files with the OfficeWriter API.  So, if you've written OfficeWriter applications that process XLS files, what do you need to do to get started with using XLSX files?  In short, nothing!

We took special care to keep compatibility in mind, so you can largely use the same code to process your XLSX files that you use with XLS.  There are a couple scenarios in which you'll need to be specific...

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Posted on: Dec 22nd, 2011

OfficeWriter for the IT Pro posts are aimed at exploring ways to extend the use of OfficeWriter to the IT work space.

This script will dynamically query Dell's Warranty web-service ( via PowerShell and export the results to an Excel (xlsx) file using OfficeWriter's ExcelTemplate object. I've added colored conditional formatting depending on how...

Tags: powershell, officewriter, exceltemplate, dell warrenty web services

Categories: OfficeWriter Tutorials

Posted on: Nov 22nd, 2011

Using OfficeWriter's integration with SSRS in conjunction with the Designer is typically a straightforward process with no programmatic manipulation of the reports. A developer designs the report in Visual Studio BIDS, opens the .rdl using the Designer, designs the template in Word/Excel, and publishes the report. The report is then rendered inside the Report Manager using the custom OfficeWriter export option. However, there are times that situations call for post-processing the report programmatically and that's where...

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Posted on: Oct 27th, 2011


The hard-at-work folks on the SQL Server Reporting Services team recently announced that SQL Sever 2012 (formerly codenamed "Denali") will feature the ability to export reports to XLSX and DOCX.  These new OpenXML-based file formats were introduced in Microsoft Office 2007, and they contain a number of interesting features and capabilities beyond the older, binary XLS and DOC files.

But, if you can't wait for the SQL Server 2012 release (expected to be released in the first quarter of 2012) to get XLSX and DOCX from Reporting...

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Posted on: Sep 25th, 2011

Current and potential customers often ask our sales team: "what is the difference between OfficeWriter and Excel Services?" The high level answer is that that they are very different products designed to address very distinct scenarios. In brief, OfficeWriter is a tool that developers can use to generate, read, and manipulate Excel and Word documents in .NET code. Excel Services is a SharePoint-based server product for sharing, managing, and securing Excel workbooks.

Note that the title of this article is "OfficeWriter and Excel Services", not "...

Tags: excel services, excelwriter, ssrs, sql server, officewriter

Categories: OfficeWriter Tutorials, OfficeWriter Comparison


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