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.
Introduction to Open XML SDK 2.0 – Part 1:
This video focuses on solution development with SDK 2.0 including a survey of the tools to help you be more productive. The video discusses how to use the Productivity Tool, the Open XML Package Editor Power Tool for VS 2010 and the code snippets that can be downloaded which cover many common tasks that can save you programming time.
The video rounds out how the client-based solution in Part 1 can be moved to run under SharePoint 2010, coupled with Word Automation Services, to produce a highly scalable server-based solution for document generation.
Introduction to Open XML SDK 2.0: Solution Development – Part 2:
- Open XML SDK 2.0
- Open XML SDK Productivity Tool
- Open XML Package Editor Power Tool for Visual Studio 2010
- Open XML SDK 2.0 Code Snippets for Visual Studio 2010