Hong Kong, China (PressExposure) July 02, 2009 -- Edraw Office Viewer is an ActiveX component that enables developers to host Microsoft Office files (Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Project, and Microsoft Visio) in their applications or web page. Office Viewer is developed by EdrawSoft, a software company that specializes in diagramming, graphics, and ActiveX development.
There were a few occasions when I needed to show an Excel or Word file in my application. My solution was to read the file and recreate the user interface appropriate for the file type to display the contents. When changes needed to be saved, I wrote the data back to the file. This method however was unreliable, slow, and under performing. I needed a better method of handling Office documents. Office Viewer is just that solution that enables the display and manipulation of Office documents without ever leaving the confines of your application. It is just one component and therefore very easy to use. The documentation is very good and makes it very simple to understand and use this component. In fact, there is little to no learning curve. The component comes with many samples that make it easier to understand and work with the component.
Office Viewer component is very flexible and can be implemented in many languages such as MS Access, ASP, ASP.Net, C#, HTML, PHP, Visual Basic 6, Visual Basic.Net, and Visual C++. The language independence nature of Office Viewer component enables developers with a myriad of programming skills and background to easily work with this component. It does not matter what your programming language background is - Office Viewer component is easy to implement. Since Office Viewer can be implemented in many programming languages, its use potentially spans the entire spectrum of industries. For instance, there is not a single company, entity, institution, or organization that does not use World Wide Web and the compatibility of Office Viewer with HTML, ASP, .Net, and PHP makes it an easy, favorite, and preferred choice of solution to host Office documents on web pages. Without Office Viewer there is no direct way of embedding Office documents in a web page but with Office Viewer it is not only possible to accomplish embedding Office documents in web pages but also to be able to do so by exercising control and customizations. Contrast this with the non-existence of such a solution on the web.
In conclusion, Office Viewer component is an excellent choice to embed Office files in your custom applications. It is compatible with and supported in many major programming languages. It is very flexible and easy to use.