Welcome to the June 2008 issue of the Aspose Newsletter! In this month’s newsletter, we will provide some introductory information about our spotlight product: Aspose.Metafiles. We will also look at the new and exciting features offered in the recent releases of Aspose.Words, Aspose.Words for Reporting Services, Aspose.Pdf for Reporting Services, Aspose.Pdf.Kit, Aspose.BarCode, Aspose.BarCode for Reporting Services, Aspose.Workflow, Aspose.Grid and Aspose.Network.
You will learn about the latest news from Aspose along with the monthly Tech-Tip, which demonstrates how to send mails using mail servers of recipient\’s domain with the help of Aspose.Network and an introduction to our featured technical article which shows you how to create a business report to input data into an excel worksheet, apply formatting to the cells and embed a graph before saving the excel report to the disk.
Aspose.Metafiles is your Java solution for effectively managing metafiles. Aspose.Metafiles will allow your Java applications to quickly and easily display and play both WMF and EMF files. Aspose.Metafiles also offers support for metafile conversions. With Aspose.Metafiles your development staff will be able to convert metafiles to other popular graphic formats. Aspose.Metafiles was built to work seamlessly with Aspose.Slides for Java. Through Aspose.Metafiles you will now be able to add both WMF and EMF files into your PowerPoint presentations created with Aspose.Slides. Take the time to download the free evaluation version today to see how Aspose.Metafiles can work for you.
Export to HTML and plain text with Aspose.Words for Reporting Services
We have recently released Aspose.Words for Reporting Services version 188.8.131.52. In this release we have added support for a couple of new export formats, Hypertext markup language (HTML) and Plain text (TXT). Moreover, we’ve made some improvements to the TXT export format, so that tables now preserve their layout when exported to plain text. Also incorporated in this release are numerous bug fixes and improvements. Please download the latest version of Aspose.Words for Reporting Services and for more information please visit the official release page and the relevant blog post.
Improvements in Aspose.Pdf for Reporting Services 184.108.40.206
The latest version 220.127.116.11 of Aspose.Pdf for Reporting Services has been released. In this release support for some new features, such as custom embedded font, line arrows, footnote, endnote and so on have been added. A Configuration tool is also provided which can be used to install Aspose.Pdf for Reporting Services without MSI installer. In addition to this 64-bit windows is now well supported. You can download the latest version of Aspose.Pdf for Reporting Services and for detailed information, you are requested to view the official release page and the relevant blog post.
Aspose.BarCode gets better
Aspose.BarCode just got a whole lot better. The latest version 18.104.22.168 of Aspose.Barcode for .NET features an improved OneCode barcode recognition algorithm. The recognition rate for OneCode barcode images is much better as compared to previous releases. For more information please visit the official release page as well as the relevant blog post. Aspose.BarCode for Java version 22.214.171.124 has also been released. Included in this release are numerous bug fixes and enhancements. You can view the details at the official release page and the accompanying blog post. You can download the latest version of Aspose.BarCode for .NET and Java from here. With the release of Aspose.BarCode for Reporting Services version 126.96.36.199 you can now generate OneCode barcode images on your SSRS reports. In this release we have also fixed many barcode generation issues and problems for Code39, QR and DataMatrix barcode. For more information please consult the release page and the associated blog post. You can download the latest version of Aspose.BarCode for Reporting Services from here.
Aspose.Workflow for .NET gets a tune up
We have released Aspose.Workflow for .NET version 188.8.131.52. In this release, we did a lot of performance profiling and tuning of the component. A new lock policy was introduced to avoid exclusive access to the back end LockTable. It is more flexible and scalable. We also made some fixes to the configuration module and XPDL parser according the performance profiling. For more information please visit the official release page and the relevant blog post. The latest version of Aspose.Workflow for .NET can be downloaded from here.
Save documents as MHTML and OpenDocument Text with Aspose.Words for .NET
Aspose.Words for .NET version 184.108.40.206 has been released. We have added a new useful feature, save as MHTML. MHTML is a “web archive” or “single file web page” format. An HTML document and all external resources (images and style sheets) are stored within a single file. We have also added support for OpenDocument. This release also includes a large number of fixes in many areas. For more information please visit the official release page and the relevant blog post. The latest version of Aspose.Words for .NET can be downloaded from here.
Run Aspose.Grid.Web on medium trust security level
Many web applications are running on web hosting environments with more strict security limitations. In the latest release of Aspose.Grid for .NET version 220.127.116.11 we have added support for running Aspose.Grid.Web on medium trust security level. For more information please consult the official release page and the accompanying blog post. The latest version of Aspose.Grid for .NET can be downloaded from here.
Aspose.Pdf.Kit for .NET 18.104.22.168 released
The latest version 22.214.171.124 of Aspose.Pdf.Kit has been released. In this release a class named PdfAnnotationEditor has been introduced to support the feature of migrating comments. Form disposing features are also enhanced and new types of annotations are supported. The usability Aspose.Pdf.Kit is also improved in this release. Methods for conveniently adding header/footer have been introduced and interfaces for manipulating ComboBox/RadioBox/CheckBox have been improved. For more information please consult the official release page and the associated blog post. You can download the latest version of Aspose.Pdf.Kit for .NET from here.
DNS mail supported in Aspose.Network for .NET
We have released a new version 126.96.36.199 of Aspose.Network for .NET. The major feature of this release is DNS mail. Aspose.Network for .NET now supports sending email message with mail exchange servers if you don\’t have any smtp servers. By using the DnsMailClient class, you can send out an email message according to the mail exchange servers of the mail address itself. For more information please consult the official release page and the relevant blog post. This release was soon followed by the release of version 188.8.131.52 in which we have fixed some bugs in POP3 protocol implementation and have upgraded the files drag & drop feature in the FileDropManager. We now support files dragged from windows file explorer. For details please see the release page. The latest version of Aspose.Network for .NET can be downloaded from here.
Technical Article – Dynamically generate formatted Excel reports with an elegant graph
This article explains how easy it is to design and generate stylish excel reports dynamically in WYSIWYG manner. It exports data from an XML file to Aspose.Grid.Web control which provides you the real environment that allows you to apply rich and appealing format to data and calculate formula results like MS Excel. It also generates a sophisticated chart based on the Worksheet source data using Aspose.Chart component and pastes the chart image into the Sales Report. Finally, the excel report with graph attached is saved to disk using Aspose.Cells component.
Technical Tip – Send mail using DNS
Sometimes sending mails using an SMTP server is not feasible for a project’s requirement. We may want to utilize the MX record of the recipient’s domain name. This tip shows you how to send mails using mail servers of recipient\’s domain with the help of Aspose.Network.
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