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Open XML SDK 2.0

Welcome to the Open XML SDK 2.0 for Microsoft Office

This content set provides documentation and guidance for the strongly-typed classes in the Open XML SDK 2.0 for Microsoft Office.

Last modified: November 18, 2011

Applies to: Excel 2010 | Office 2010 | PowerPoint 2010 | Word 2010

Welcome to the Open XML SDK 2.0 for Microsoft Office. The SDK is built on the System.IO.Packaging API and provides strongly-typed classes to manipulate documents that adhere to the Office Open XML File Formats Specification. The Office Open XML File Formats specification is an open, international, ECMA-376, Second Edition and ISO/IEC 29500 standard. The Open XML file formats are useful for developers because they are an open standard and are based on well-known technologies: ZIP and XML.

The Open XML SDK 2.0 simplifies the task of manipulating Open XML packages and the underlying Open XML schema elements within a package. The Open XML SDK 2.0 encapsulates many common tasks that developers perform on Open XML packages, so that you can perform complex operations with just a few lines of code.

Portions of ISO/IEC 29500:20081 are referenced in the SDK.

Publish date of this reference: November 2011

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