Releasing GroupDocs.Metadata for .NET – Control and Process Metadata associated with Documents and Images

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We are happy to release GroupDocs.Metadata for .NET API to work with metadata associated with various document and image formats. The API facilitates the user with simple syntax, easy to use methods and few lines of code to perform metadata operations. It provides the support of many popular document and image formats and the number is going to increase in next release.

Why GroupDocs.Metadata Is Developed?

Metadata is structured information that is used to contain important business information of different resources. Having the ability to filter through that metadata makes it much easier for someone to locate a specific resource.

Keeping the eyes on the importance of metadata, GroupDocs team thought to make an API that will help users to deal with metadata in an easy manner. Today, we have successfully converted the idea into a fully functional product.

Why to Use GroupDocs.Metadata?

GroupDocs.Metadata API is developed to empower developers and make their life easier while working with metadata. It is a very powerful and easy to use API that provides all basic metadata operation (i-e view, add, modify, remove) for a number of file formats. API gets the file as an input and makes its metadata accessible for the user. Now, it is up to the user to perform any of his desired operations on this metadata.

Example Business Cases

GroupDocs.Metadata is going to help a lot in various fields of life. For example, Sharing of crucial business documents is the key factor of any business party these days. Quiet often one party doesn't want to expose the confidentiality of its business and employees as well through the reports/documents they prepare. So, just before sending these bulks of reports to the other party, removal of all confidential metadata from the reports is mandatory.

In order to elaborate real life needs, we have envisaged some real life cases. Please feel free to visit the article: Working with Business Cases.

Supported Features

Have a look at the features provided by GroupDocs.Metadata API

For more details on supported feature, please visit the article: GroupDocs.Metadata Features

Supported File Formats

GroupDocs.Metadata API supports metadata operations for following file formats:

  1. Presentation Document (PPT/PPTX)
  2. Word Document (DOC/DOCX)
  3. Spreadsheet Document (XLS/XLSX)
  4. Portable Document Format (PDF)
  5. GIF
  6. JPEG/JPG
  7. PNG

For more details on supported feature, please visit the article: Supported File Formats

Available Channels and Resources

Here are a few channels and resources for you to download, learn, try and get technical support on GroupDocs.Metadata:

Releasing Next Generation GroupDocs.Assembly for .NET – Simplest API for Document Automation and Reports Generation

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It’s time to lay a hand on Next Generation GroupDocs.Assembly for .NET. GroupDocs releases this product with the extinct features that you may have not experienced before. Variety of document formats are introduced, numerous data sources are supported. Document automation and report generation was never so easy.

Why Next Generation GroupDocs.Assembly?

The legacy 1.3.0 version of GroupDocs.Assembly for .NET had limitations. For example, in order to generate a report in any of the supported, complex coding efforts were required for creating templates and then, generating any report. So, in order to simplify document automation and report generation, GroupDocs team reconsidered and revamped the whole architecture. Some salient feature include:

  • GroupDocs.Assembly for .NET 3.0.0 brings power of C# and LINQ based data manipulations directly into your templates.
  • Advanced template features such as charts, images, conditional blocks and others are supported.
  • Custom objects of CLR types can be used as data sources from now, thus simplifying integration of GroupDocs.Assembly for .NET 3.0 with your applications.
  • APIs are simplified: Creating of a DocumentAssembler class instance and setting of a few trivial options is all you need to generate a document.
  • Document generation is no longer coupled with GUI and web, thus enabling you to use GroupDocs.Assembly for .NET 3.0 in a larger number of scenarios.
  • Integrate GroupDocs.Assembly with existing business / systems through independent data sources like XML / JSON.

Supported Features

  1. Multiple document formats are supported. Create templates in anyone of these document formats.
  2. Support of multiple data sources including custom C# objects
  3. Data manipulation capabilities like Formulas, Sequential data operations, Built-in data relation support and many others
  4. Easy template syntax
  5. Less coding effort

Zero Dependency on any External Software/Tool

GroupDocs.Assembly Engine itself does not require any additional software except .NET framework. However, you will require Microsoft Office in order to create templates just like you create docs. GroupDocs.Assembly will accept a template document and data source as input, assemble data with the template by evaluating the template syntax and then generate report in the same document format as that of template. In order to see how to create various types of reports, please visit Programmers Guide.

An Example Business Case and the Reporting Requirements

If you have countless transactions on daily basis and there is a requirement to generate reports on daily basis, it will be a nightmare or impractical to achieve that manually.  GroupDocs.Assembly for .NET 3.0.0 is here to make it possible with little efforts.

In order to get developers learn easily and quickly, we have explored the common business case of a typical shopping store.

Available Channels and Resources

Here are a few channels and resources for you to download, learn, try and get technical support on GroupDocs.Assembly:

GroupDocs Customer Newsletter – January 2016

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January, 2016

GroupDocs.Total for .NET, Java and Cloud API

Our fully fledged API solutions allow developers to embed Document Viewing, Document Annotation, Document Signing, Document Conversion and many other functions directly within their apps. Try Them Free:

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GroupDocs.Viewer for .NET

GroupDocs.Viewer for .NET - This month brings a number of new features and bug fixes, JS print button event, the ability to download the original document even if the source document is corrupt, auto-zoom improvements, searching within document enhancements and watermark improvements. Get the latest version of GroupDocs.Viewer for .NET here.

GroupDocs.Viewer for Java

GroupDocs.Viewer for Java - Improvements to font exception handling on Linux, multipage TIFF document loading speed, UI localization improvements, PDF to HTML conversion and encoding enhancements. Get the latest version of GroupDocs.Viewer for Java here.

From The Library
Work with password protected documents in GroupDocs.Viewer for .NET

Specific document types, in particular Adobe PDF and the family of Microsoft Office documents (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) can be encrypted and password protected, thus restricting the viewing capabilities of your audience.

This documentation page shows you how you can view such documents. For the first time, support for encrypted PDF and Microsoft Word documents was introduced in GroupDocs.Viewer for .NET version 2.16. And in version 2.17 we’ve added support for password-protected Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint documents along with additional encryption-related features. If you have any issues or want to discuss the functionality, please talk to our Technical Support Team in our Technical Support Forums.

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Product Releases And Updates

GroupDocs.Total for .NET: the latest versions of our .NET products packaged into one product suite.

GroupDocs.Total for Java: the latest versions of our Java products packaged into one product suite.

GroupDocs.Viewer for .NET V2.19.0: A general performance and stability increase release; includes over 11 features, improvements and bug fixes.

GroupDocs.Annotation for .NET V2.1.1: A product hotfix to rectify general performance and increase stability.

GroupDocs.Viewer for Java V2.14.0: A general performance and stability increase release; includes over 8 features, improvements and bug fixes.

Working with Encrypted Documents in GroupDocs.Viewer for .NET

GroupDocs.Viewer for .NETSpecific document types, in particular Adobe PDF and the family of Microsoft Office documents (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) can be encrypted and password protected, i.e. may require a password to open them (do not confuse this with the password protection against document editing).

Not a long time ago GroupDocs.Viewer for .NET was not able to display such encrypted documents. For the first time, support for encrypted PDF and Microsoft Word document was introduced in GroupDocs.Viewer for .NET version 2.16. And in version 2.17 we’ve added support for password-protected Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint documents along with additional encryption-related features.

Recently we’ve prepared a detailed article describing how to work with encrypted documents in different scenarios and use cases and would like to share it with you – please read it in our documentation section.

GroupDocs Customer Newsletter – December 2015

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GroupDocs.Total is a suite of comprehensive, powerful and extendable tools that allow you to embed rich document management functionality into your own applications. Available for use within all major technology stacks using either our .NET, Java or Cloud API services. Try Them Free Today:

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GroupDocs.Viewer for .NET

GroupDocs.Viewer for .NET - We've added the ability to display password protected MS Excel documents and display password protected MS PowerPoint files. As well as this we've implemented a number of smaller features and fixes to increase the stability and usablity of GroupDocs.Viewer for .NET. Get the latest version of GroupDocs.Viewer for .NET here.

GroupDocs.Comparison for .NET

GroupDocs.Comparison for .NET - This month we've added stream support into our Comparison API, detection for overlapping changes, the correct displaying of horizontal and deleted content as well as our usual enhancements and fixes. Get the latest version of GroupDocs.Comparison for .NET here.

GroupDocs.Annotation for .NET

GroupDocs.Annotation for NET - Our product team has implemented several bug fixes this month. Rectified a conflict when GroupDocs.Comparison and GroupDocs.Annotation were used in the same project, issues with the text replacement tool and fixes with the core text selection and annotation tools. Get the latest version of GroupDocs.Annotation for .NET here.

From The Library
Multi-Format Document Viewer Module for Drupal.

GroupDocs.Viewer is an HTML5-based document viewer that allows developers on different platforms seamlessly display over 50 different document types, including PDF and Microsoft Office, from within their web-based applications and websites.

This article shows you how you can implement a multi-format viewer within your Drupal environment by installing our Drupal plugins which are compatible with our GroupDocs.Viewer for .NET, Java and Cloud API services. If you have any issues or want to discuss the functionality, please talk to our Technical Support Team in our Technical Support Forums.

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Product Releases And Updates

GroupDocs.Total for .NET: the latest versions of our .NET products packaged into one product suite.

GroupDocs.Total for Java: the latest versions of our Java products packaged into one product suite.

GroupDocs.Viewer for .NET: 4 new features. Over 18 improvements and bug fixes.

GroupDocs.Annotation for .NET: A general performance and stability increase release; includes several improvements and bug fixes.

GroupDocs.Comparison for .NET: A general performance and stability increase release; includes over 25 features, improvements and bug fixes.

GroupDocs.Conversion for .NET: A general performance and stability increase release; includes several improvements and bug fixes.

Multi-Format Document Viewer Module for Drupal

GroupDocs.ViewerGroupDocs.Viewer is an HTML5-based document viewer that allows developers on different platforms seamlessly display over 50 different document types, including PDF and Microsoft Office, from within their web-based applications and websites. GroupDocs’ Marketplace team has developed modules that allow Drupal developers integrate GroupDocs.Viewer into their websites. In this post we’d like to share key features of GroupDocs.Viewer along with different integration options available for Drupal.

GroupDocs.Viewer is a multi-format document viewer designed based on the client-server architecture. It converts documents to a combination of HTML markup, CSS and SVG or raster images on the server side, transfers them to clients and then renders in users’ browsers similar to regular web-pages. Such client-server architecture of the viewer provides you with the following benefits:

- No need to install any software or browser plugins on end users’ machines.
- End users can view documents embedded to your Drupal website using any standard web-browser, including Internet Explorer 8+, Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Safari 5+.
- Ability to display documents in a read-only mode. Original documents are not downloaded to clients during view sessions. End users see only web-copies of the original files. And thanks to the in-built Digital Rights Management (DRM) feature, you can easily disable the print, download and text selection options.

The document types that GroupDocs.Viewer allows you to display on your Drupal website include over 50 common formats: PDF, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Visio, OpenDocument, RTF, CSV, TXT, as well as CAD drawing, multi-page TIFF files and many more.

Since documents are converted to HTML, they are rendered as real text files, not rasterized images. This ensures texts always stay sharp even when zooming in/out of the documents in a web-browser.

GroupDocs.Viewer also comes with a UI, which can be embedded to any web-page as a document viewer widget. It provides end users with controls that make it easy to read and navigate large documents directly on your website. In particular, it allows end users to scroll or turn pages like slides, preview and navigate them with thumbnails, jump straight to a specified page, search for text within documents using keywords, print and download documents, etc.

There are currently available 3 GroupDocs.Viewer versions: a .NET library, a Java library and a cloud-based API. GroupDocs.Viewer for .NET and GroupDocs.Viewer for Java can be deployed on-premises and allow you to store and host documents locally. GroupDocs.Viewer for Cloud is an on-demand service, which requires documents to be stored on GroupDocs servers. We use secure Amazon EC2 infrastructure to ensure security of your documents.

Earlier we already announced the release of the Drupal module for the cloud version of the viewer. Today we’re pleased to inform you that we’ve released modules for the downloadable GroupDocs.Viewer for .NET and GroupDocs.Viewer for Java. Regardless of your deployment requirements, it is easy now to integrate any GroupDocs.Viewer version into Drupal CMS. For more details on the modules and installation instructions, please visit our modules’ pages on the Drupal marketplace:

GroupDocs.Viewer for .NET
GroupDocs.Viewer for Java
GroupDocs.Viewer for Cloud

If you have any questions about GroupDocs.Viewer, or need help with deployment, please do not hesitate to contact us or make an enquiry via our support forum.

GroupDocs Customer Newsletter – November 2015

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GroupDocs.Comparison for .NET - Visually compare document versions within your applications

GroupDocs.Comparison for .NET is a visual component that allows you to embed side-by-side document comparison features within your own applications. GroupDocs.Comparison for .NET can recognize textual, image and style changes as well as the detection of content formatting changes. Try it free:

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GroupDocs.Viewer for .NET

GroupDocs.Viewer for .NET - We've added the ability to display password protected MS Word documents and display password protected PDF documents as well as adding French locale support within the GroupDocs.Viewer for .NET app. We've also added a number of bug fixes and performance enhancements. Get the latest version of GroupDocs.Viewer for .NET here.

GroupDocs.Annotation for .NET

GroupDocs.Annotation for .NET - This month we've fixed a number of issues and performance points. We've made changes to the text redaction features, fixed distances between custom comments and also fixed our embedded help. Get the latest version of GroupDocs.Annotation for .NET here.

GroupDocs.Conversion for Java

GroupDocs.Conversion for Java - Our product team has added the ability to reduce the size of converted files, convert any document into a black and white TIFF image, we've also added the ability to convert multi-page TIFF files. There are a number of features, fixes and enhancements in this release. Get the latest version of GroupDocs.Conversion for Java here.

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Enhance Your SharePoint Environment with a Multi-Format Document Comparison Tool.

GroupDocs.Comparison for .NET is a downloadable library designed to let developers seamlessly add multi-format document comparison functionality to their own applications or 3rd party services.

This article shows you how you can implement a multi-format comparison tool within your SharePoint environment by installing our new SharePoint Plugin for GroupDocs.Comparison for .NET. If you have any issues or want to discuss the functionality, please talk to our Technical Support Team in our Technical Support Forums.

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Product Releases And Updates

GroupDocs.Total for .NET: the latest versions of our .NET products packaged into one product suite.

 

GroupDocs.Total for Java: the latest versions of our Java products packaged into one product suite.

GroupDocs.Comparison for .NET 2.5.0: Updated PDF comparison engine supporting image, style and content change detection. Text comparison for HTML, JSON, XML and TXT. Over 27 improvements and bug fixes.

 

GroupDocs.Annotation for .NET 2.0.0: A general performance and stability increase release; implemented 11 improvements and bug fixes.

GroupDocs.Viewer for .NET 2.17.0: The ability to display password protected MS Word and PDF documents. Implemented 15 improvements and bug fixes.

   

Opening Remote Documents with GroupDocs.Viewer for .NET

GroupDocs.Viewer for .NETGroupDocs.Viewer for .NET provides multiple options to open a document. Usually documents are stored in a form of files and are placed inside the root storage folder. Such documents should be pointed by using the .FilePath() method of the ClientHelper class, which is a main part of the GroupDocs.Viewer widget where all document- and display-related parameters are specified. When there is no way to get documents from files, they can be obtained in a form of byte streams. The .Stream() method is designed specifically for such cases. Please read this article for more details on how to load documents from streams using GroupDocs.Viewer for .NET.

But there may be cases when GroupDocs.Viewer is located on one machine, while the target document is located on another one and is available only as an HTTP resource via URL. If this is the case, you should use the .Url() method. In this article I’d like to discover how this method works and how to use it properly.

I will also show you how to load remote documents when they are secured with the Windows Authentication protection. This is a common scenario in organizations with intranet where GroupDocs.Viewer is located on one machine, while documents – on another and can be accessed only via URLs.

To read the article, please go to this page. If you have any questions or need help with this feature, please feel free to ask your questions on our support forum.

Enhance Your SharePoint Environment with a Multi-Format Document Comparison Tool

GroupDocs.Comparison for .NET LogoGroupDocs.Comparison for .NET is a downloadable library designed to let developers seamlessly add multi-format document comparison functionality to their own applications or 3rd party services. It allows end users to compare two versions of a document in a web-browser without having to install original software used to create the documents. Supported file formats include: PDF, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, plain text, HTML and ODT.

Today we’re pleased to announce the release of a plugin that allows developers to integrate GroupDocs.Comparison for .NET into SharePoint. When installed, end users will be able to compare two versions of a document directly from within your SharePoint environment. Key features include:

Multiple File Types Support: PDF, DOC/DOCX, XLS/XLSX, PPT/PPTX, TXT, HTML, ODT.

Cross-Platform Compatibility: end users can compare documents from any web-enabled device using any standard web-browser, including: Internet Explorer 8+, Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Safari 5+.

Easy deployment: there is no need to install any software or browser plugins on the client side.

Convenient User Interface: GroupDocs.Comparison visualizes differences found between two documents using a redline “Track Changes” view approach, which should be familiar to Microsoft Word users. The UI also provides end users with a comprehensive set of controls, which makes it easy to navigate documents and review changes in a web-browser.

Advanced support for Microsoft Word documents: when comparing Microsoft Word documents, users can accept or reject found differences and then merge the compared documents into a final file.

For more details on GroupDocs.Comparison for .NET, please visit its homepage. The SharePoint plugin along with installation instructions, please find here. If you have any questions about the plugin or need help, please feel free to submit a request on the GroupDocs Support Forum.

GroupDocs.Viewer Plugin for One of the Leading Learning Platforms – Moodle

GroupDocs.ViewerMoodle is a powerful learning management system that provides educators and learners with a robust set of tools for building and administrating collaborative learning environments. When integrated into Moodle, GroupDocs.Viewer enables both educators and learners to view and securely share documents, drawings and images in more than 50 different file formats – all from within Moodle environment and without having to install original software used to create the files.

GroupDocs.Viewer is a multi-format HTML5-based document viewer that comes with a web-based user interface. The UI can be embedded into any web-page as a widget for viewing documents online. You can then either pre-load documents yourself, or let end users to upload documents from a shared library, or a personal storage to view them directly from within Moodle. To name just a few, supported file types include: PDF and Microsoft Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations, Outlook messages, Project files, Visio diagrams, CAD drawings and raster images (TIFF, JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP) and many more.

All supported file types can be viewed from any device with a standard web-browser and without having to leave Moodle. Supported web-browsers include: Internet Explorer 8+, Chrome, Mozilla FireFox, Opera, Safari 5+ and their mobile versions.

A comprehensive set of controls for flawless online document reading and review makes GroupDocs.Viewer an ideal solution for your e-learning environment. When viewing documents online, users can quickly find needed content thanks to the powerful text search and thumbnail page preview options.

GroupDocs.Viewer also allows you to share documents in a read-only mode. Its in-built browser-based Digital Rights Management (DRM) feature allows you to disable the print, download and text selection/copy options for all or specific documents that you share in Moodle. And for an extra layer of security, you can add watermarks to protect the documents against screen-grabbing.

If you are interested in integrating GroupDocs.Viewer into your Moodle environment, there are three deployment options available for your choice. The first is a SaaS deployment based on the cloud version of the viewer. It offers an easy deployment process, but requires your documents to be stored and hosted on GroupDocs servers. To guarantee security and privacy of your content, we use Amazon EC2 infrastructure and SSL encrypted connections. We also developed a plugin for the cloud version, which makes the integration process a breeze.

For customers who prefer to keep documents in-house, we offer downloadable .NET and Java libraries for on-premises deployment. These versions are also supported by plugins for seamless integration into Moodle. Today we are happy to inform that all plugins were approved by Moodle admins and can be downloaded from the official Moodle marketplace:

GroupDocs.Viewer .NET plugin for Moodle
GroupDocs.Viewer Java plugin for Moodle
GroupDocs.Viewer Cloud plugin for Moodle

If you have any questions about GroupDocs.Viewer, or need help with deployment, please do not hesitate to contact us or make an enquiry via our support forum.


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