Welcome to the October 2008 issue of the Aspose Newsletter! In this month�s newsletter, we will provide some introductory information about our spotlight product: Aspose.Slides for JasperReports. We will also look at the new and exciting features offered in the recent releases of Aspose.Form, Aspose.Pdf.Kit, Aspose.BarCode, Aspose.Network, Aspose.Words for Reporting Services, Aspose.Pdf, Aspose.Workflow, Aspose.BarCode for Reporting Services and Aspose.Total. We will also provide information about migrating your VSTO code for MS Office Automation to Aspose using Aspose.Slides. You will learn about the latest news from Aspose along with the monthly Tech-Tip, which demonstrates how to extract entire text from a Presentation, and an introduction to our featured technical article which shows you how to use Aspose.BarCode in SQL Server Reporting Services 2000.
Aspose.Slides for JasperReports is a library that is specially designed and developed for JasperReports users so that they can easily export their reports to Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation (PPT) and Microsoft PowerPoint Show (PPS) formats in their Java applications. Take the time to download the free evaluation version today to see how Aspose.Slides for JasperReports can work for you.
Aspose announces Q3 2008 releases of Aspose.Total
Aspose is proud to announce the Q3 2008 releases of its suite products, Aspose.Total for .NET, Aspose.Total for Java and Aspose.Total for Reporting Services. In the Q3 release of Aspose.Total for .NET, Aspose introduces a new product, Aspose.Recognition that allows .NET developers to add intelligent PDF to Word document conversion ability in their 32-bit and 64-bit applications. Aspose.Total for Java and Aspose.Total for Reporting Services also include many improvements in their Q3 releases. For more information please consult the official Aspose press release section. The latest version of Aspose.Total for .NET and Java can be downloaded from here and that of Aspose.Total for Reporting Services can be downloaded from here.
Action-to-Event now supported by Aspose.Pdf.Kit for .NET
Recognize RSS14 and RSSLimited barcodes with Aspose.BarCode for .NET
The latest version 184.108.40.206 of Aspose.BarCode for .NET now supports the recognition for GS1 DataBar (RSS14) and DataBarLimited (RSSLimited) barcodes. QR barcode recognition has also been improved with this release. In addition to this, there are numerous other bug fixes and improvements included in this release. For more information, please consult the official release page and the relevant blog post. The latest version of Aspose.BarCode for .NET can be downloaded from here.
Aspose.Network for .NET includes a new iCalendar engine
Aspose.Network for .NET version 220.127.116.11 has been released. This new release provides new iCalendar (.ics) format engine and supports sending a cancel meeting request in MailMessage. For more information, you are requested to view the official release page and the accompanying blog post. The latest version of Aspose.Network for .NET can be downloaded from here.
Aspose.Words for Reporting Services now works with Microsoft Report Viewer in local mode
The latest version 18.104.22.168 of Aspose.Words for Reporting Services introduces a new and exciting feature. Microsoft Report Viewer working in local mode only offers a few export formats which are built-in. With this release you can now export to different Microsoft Word formats like DOC, DOCX, RTF and even Web Archive (MHTML), the support for which has been added in this release. For more details, please consult the official release page and the relevant blog post. The latest version of Aspose.Words for Reporting Services can be downloaded from here.
PDF/A-1b now supported by Aspose.Pdf for .NET
Aspose.Pdf for .NET version 22.214.171.124 has been released. In this release, the support for PDF/A-1b has been added. PDF/A-1b (formally ISO 19005-1 Level B) ensures that the visual appearance of a document is preserved over the long term. In addition to this, hyphenation according to customized hyphenation dictionary is supported. It allows users to define hyphenation rules in a customized dictionary. Numerous other enhancements and bug fixes have also been included with this release. For more details please consult the official release page and the accompanying blog post. The latest version of Aspose.Pdf for .NET can be downloaded from here.
.NET Framework 3.5 now supported by Aspose.Workflow for .NET
The latest version 126.96.36.199 of Aspose.Workflow for .NET now supports and is optimized for the .NET Framework 3.5. Also included in this release is the improved performance of XPDL parsing and XML data processing. For more information please consult the official release page and the relevant blog post. The latest version of Aspose.Workflow for .NET can be downloaded from here.
Improved barcode image rendering with Aspose.BarCode for Reporting Services
Aspose.BarCode for Reporting Services version 188.8.131.52 has been released. In this release barcode image rendering has been significantly improved. This release supports drawing borders, setting border style and setting margins around the barcode image. In addition to this MacroPdf417FileID, MacroPdf417LastSegment, MacroPdf417SegmentID and EnableEscape are also supported. This release also contains a DLL for Visual Studio 2003 and SQL Server 2000 Reporting Services. For more details please consult the official release page and the accompanying blog post. The latest version of Aspose.BarCode for Reporting Services can be downloaded from here.
Improved InfoPath 2007 support with Aspose.Form for .NET
The latest version 184.108.40.206 of Aspose.Form for .NET provides improved support for InfoPath 2007 files. The rendering of Repeating Section and layout of repeating elements have been significantly improved. Also included in this version are numerous bug fixes and enhancement. For more information you can view the official release page and the relevant blog post. The latest version of Aspose.Form for .NET can be downloaded from here.
Migration from MS Office Automation to Aspose � Aspose.Slides
In this months newsletter we include information for migrating to Aspose.Slides your VSTO code for creating a new PowerPoint Presentation. You can find the detailed article with complete code here.
Technical Article � How to use Aspose.BarCode in SQL Server Reporting Services 2000