XML Editing in Visual Studio Express with 7-Zip

Thursday, March 27, 2014
posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 4:00 AM IST



A PPTX file or any of the new file formats that Office 2007 and later use such as POTX or THMX are different than the older binary file formats such as PPT. Even more interesting is the fact that the actual file is not an XML based file but only a wrapper that contain many disparate and related XML based elements. The wrapper technology used is just simple ZIP technology. If you want to edit Office XML files, you will therefore need to unzip, edit, and finally zip the file. Alternatively, you can perform XML Editing using 7-Zip and Visual Studio Express — both of these products are free!

Edit PowerPoint files within Visual Studio Express with a little help from 7-Zip.

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