Aspose.Newsletter: February 2008 edition with technical tip for using Aspose.Words for .NET/Java with PHP.
Welcome to the February 2008 issue of the Aspose Newsletter! In this month’s newsletter, we will provide some introductory information about our spotlight product: Aspose.Flash. We will also look at the new and exciting features offered in the recent releases of Aspose.Network, Aspose.Pdf.Kit, Aspose.Words and Aspose.Cells for Reporting Services. You will learn about the latest news from Aspose along with the monthly Tech-Tip, which demonstrates how you can use Aspose.Words with PHP.
Developers using Flash® content in conjunction with the powerful .NET framework have the ability to produce some of the highest quality, feature rich sites today. Aspose.Flash
helps to extend the potential of that powerful combination even further. Aspose.Flash is a non-graphical, .NET Flash® management component. With Aspose.Flash developers can dynamically manipulate and generate Flash® content directly from their .NET applications. Aspose.Flash is written in native C# and is lightening fast. Take the time to download the free evaluation version
today to see how Aspose.Flash can work for you.
Aspose.Network supports SSL for IMAP / POP3 / SMTP
is a complete solution for network programming on the .NET platform. The latest version 184.108.40.206 of Aspose.Network for .NET has been released. This is a major release containing SSL support for IMAP and POP3. SSL support for SMTP was added in the 220.127.116.11 release earlier. Aspose.Network now supports using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) to encrypt the connection (POP3/IMAP). Aspose.Network.Mail also supports sending email via SSL over SMTP protocol. Implicit / Explicit Security mode is also supported in SSL over SMTP/IMAP/POP3. In addition Aspose.Network.Ftp now supports parsing VAS/VMS format item list and Aspose.Network.Pop3 includes support for 3 types of authentication. Also included in this release are numerous bug fixes and improvements. For more information about the 18.104.22.168 release and to download the latest version please refer to the description found here
. For more information about the 22.214.171.124 release please consult the official release page
Aspose.Pdf.Kit for .NET 126.96.36.199 released
Aspose.Pdf.Kit for .NET 188.8.131.52
has been released. This new release supports creating bookmarks for all pages as well as creating nested bookmarks. Support for exchanging bookmarks of XML and extracting bookmarks to HTML has also been added. In addition a new method is added for disposing Form fields more flexibly, and a set of new methods and properties have been added in PdfViewer for printing large PDF files more efficiently. This release also includes many improvements and numerous bug fixes. The latest version can be downloaded from here
. For more details, please visit its official release page
Exporting to DOCX with Aspose.Words for Java
The latest version 184.108.40.206 of Aspose.Words
for Java has been released. With this release Aspose.Words for Java now supports exporting to Microsoft Office 2007 Open XML (DOCX) format. The set of DOCX features supported by Aspose.Words is comprehensive. Only a few limitations are applicable in the current version. The latest version can be downloaded from here
. For more information about this release please consult the official release page
Aspose.Words OOXML import soon to come out of beta
We have been working hard to provide great support for Office Open XML in Aspose.Words
. In this regard there have been three major releases which can be considered as milestones. These include Aspose.Words for .NET 220.127.116.11 which included support for exporting to Microsoft Office 2007 Open XML (DOCX), Aspose.Words for .NET 18.104.22.168 with beta support for import of DOCX files and Aspose.Words for Java 22.214.171.124 with support for exporting to DOCX. Import of DOCX files is still in Beta, but we are successfully finalizing it. A production release is planned soon. We have also created a detailed Aspose.Words to OOXML conformance specification which can be found here
Aspose.Cells for Reporting Services 126.96.36.199 released
We have released Aspose.Cells for Reporting Services version 188.8.131.52
. In this release we provide a client add-in tool, Aspose.Cells Report Designer, which allows users to use MS Excel as a report design tool. With Aspose.Cells Report Designer users can design a report template in Excel instead of Visual Studio or other report builder tool. The report template is embedded in Reporting Services RDL file and can be published to Report Server. It makes report design an easy and fast task. Also in this release the Aspose.Cells for Reporting Services server render is greatly enhanced. Working with the report template, users can utilize all advanced Excel features in Reporting Services, including native Excel charts, advanced formulas, pivot tables and more. Numerous other improvements and bug fixes have also been included. Please download this latest release from here
Technical Tip – Using Aspose.Words with PHP
Aspose.Words for .NET and Aspose.Words for Java
can both be used with PHP. Given below is a code snippet showing how you can use Aspose.Words with PHP. The following example shows how to insert sections using DocumentBuilder, specify page setup for a section and reset page setup to defaults using Aspose.Words for .NET.
[PHP using Aspose.Words for .NET]
// Load License
$license = new COM('Aspose.Words.License');
// Create an object to use.
$builder = new COM('Aspose.Words.DocumentBuilder');
// Modify the first section in the document.
$builder->PageSetup->Orientation = 2;
$builder->PageSetup->VerticalAlignment = 1;
$builder->Writeln("Section 1, landscape oriented and text vertically centered.");
// Start a new section and reset its formatting to defaults.
$builder->Writeln("Section 2, back to default Letter paper size, portrait orientation and top alignment.");
// Save the document
The following example shows how to create a simple Hello World document in PHP using Aspose.Words for Java
[PHP using Aspose.Words for Java]
// Setting license
$License = new Java('com.aspose.words.License');
// Creating Aspose.Words Objects
$Document = new Java('com.aspose.words.Document') or die("Cant load Document");
$DocumentBuilder = new Java('com.aspose.words.DocumentBuilder',$Document) or die("Cant load DocumentBuilder");
// Do something with document
$DocumentBuilder->writeln("Hello world from Aspose.Words!!!");
// Saves the document to destination
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