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PHPExcel 1.3.5 released

Just a quick note on the new PHPExcel 1.3.5 release. There are some cool new features included! One of the new features is rich text: one can now write coloured and styled text in a cell. Here's an example of how the feature demo result file looks: This is of course not all. Jakub had a couple of sleepless nights, ... Read more »

ASP.NET URL rewrites using .htaccess-like syntax

Having a PHP background, I've been using .htaccess mod_rewrite in Apache for ages. ASP.NET allows rewriting too, but using a different syntax than mod_rewrite. Using the attached library, you can now use mod_rewrite syntax to perform rewrites on your ASP.NET application. Here's how... First of all, you ne... Read more »

Enlisting an ADO.NET command in an NHibernate transaction

For everyone who has read my article on NHibernate, here's a story for you... When building an application, everyone comes to a point where one needs to batch-update records in a database table, based on one or more criteria. Let's say, for example, there's a table "User" containing an activ... Read more »

Commandline FTP folder download

A quick annoyed post... I just spent two hours searching the Internet for a means on how to recursively download a complete FTP folder, command-line, and in a simple way. Oh yeah, and preferably freeware. The solutions I found were not what I expected: a $50 software product providing a GUI (I said command-l... Read more »

My blog has just moved…

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OpenXML news overview

A lot of news around OpenXML these days, so I decided to bundle some things into one big blog post. 1. Microsoft released a Microsoft SDK for Open XML Formats In .NET 3.0, there's the System.IO.Packaging API, which allows programmatic access to OpenXML packages (amongst them Office2007 files).Since this API is quit... Read more »

A small TFS linkdump…

Some new TFS links I found: Team Development with Visual Studio Team Foundation Server Guide Work Item Creator This is an imported post. It was imported from my old blog using an automated tool and may contain formatting errors and/or broken ... Read more »

New PHPExcel release: 1.3.0

The new version of PHPExcel has just been released, bringing 1.3.0 to the public. New features include formula calculation, inserting and removing columns/rows, auto-sizing columns, freezing panes, ... One of the new features in PHPExcel is formula calculation. Just like Excel or any other spreadsheet application... Read more »

Excel Formula Parsing using PHP?

One of the new (planned) features of PHPExcel is to implement parsing and calculating Excel formulas. One thing every developer should do is not to try to reinvent the wheel. Therefore, a Google search learned me someone wrote a Excel expression parser in JavaScript, which parses an expression into a tree. Parsing ... Read more »