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Developing Microsoft Visio Solutions is a complete guide to creating solutions with Microsoft® Visio®. This guide presents:

  • An introduction to the Visio environment and conceptual information about developing Visio solutions.
  • Detailed information about using formulas to design SmartShapes® symbols that model real-world objects and behavior.
  • Information, tips, and techniques for using Microsoft® Visual Basic® for Applications (VBA) to extend Visio or to use Visio as a component in your own applications.
  • An introduction to using the Microsoft® Visual Basic® and C++ programming languages to develop programs that use the Visio application as a component.

This Preface defines the guide's audience and conventions, introduces the top new features of interest to solution developers, and points to key online reference materials.

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New Features for Developers

Online Reference Material, Samples, and Code