DevExpress Office File API 20.2.6

Improves PDF, Spreadsheet and Word Processing Document APIs.
March 19, 2021 - 15:04
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All DevExpress Office File API products

  • Export - A metafile with a custom line cap is exported as an image.
  • Parsing - Documents that have text form fields with a negative MaxLen value cannot be opened.

Microsoft Excel Export Library

  • Usability - There is no API to write a formula string as a textual cell value without converting the string to a formula.

PDF Document API

  • Parsing - A document cannot be saved if a logical structure attribute Role has an incorrect value.
  • Parsing - Documents containing an incorrect "XRefStm" value cannot be opened.
  • PDF Document API returns signature information (name, location, etc.) with incorrectly encoded characters for a particular PDF document.
  • Signing - The GetSignatureInfo method returns null values if a signature has more than one widget.
  • Text Search - Wrapped text is processed incorrectly in particular situations.
  • Usability - It's impossible to set the ViewerPreferences.CenterWindow, ViewerPreferences.FitWindow, ViewerPreferences.HideMenubar, ViewerPreferences.HideWindowUI, and ViewerPreferences.HideToolbar properties.
  • Usability - PdfDocumentSigner does not have a public API to retrieve the number of pages in the document.

Spreadsheet Document API

  • Common Charts Model - Individual point colors do not work for line series.
  • Excel data slicer source gets changed after using DevExpress Spreadsheet control to populate a table in Excel.
  • Shape styles are incorrectly written on saving a particular XLSX document.
  • Spreadsheet for WebForms - Chart border is incorrectly rendered to exported HTML.
  • The "Cell Metadata Index" attribute is lost on resaving an .XLSX document.
  • Usability - There is no API to define a summary function when a pivot data field is created.

Word Processing Document API

  • Document Layout - A table inside a header is rendered incorrectly if a DOC document has compatibility settings specified.
  • OLE objects - It is impossible to attach PDF and HTML as OLE Objects.
  • System.NullReferenceException is thrown when a RichEditDocumentServer instance is created in an unit test.
  • The RichEditDocumentServer.Document.GetText method does not work on Apple Mac OS 11.1 Big Sur.
  • Usability - There is no API to access OLE Package properties.
DevExpress Office File API

DevExpress Office File API

Read and write Excel and Word files, create and edit PDF documents, generate barcodes and compressed archives.

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