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VSS

VSS File Viewer for .NET

View Microsoft Visio VSS files in browser without requiring Visio application or Office Automation.

How to View VSS File Using C#

In order to view VSS file, we’ll use

Aspose.Diagram for .NET

API which is a feature-rich, powerful and easy to use API for C# platform to be used with any Viewer. Open

NuGet

package manager, search for Aspose.Diagram and install. You may also use the following command from the Package Manager Console.

Package Manager Console Command


PM> Install-Package Aspose.Diagram

Steps to View VSS via C#

Aspose.Diagram makes it easy for the developers to view the VSS file with just few lines of code.

  1. Load VSS file with an instance of Diagram class
  2. Call the Diagram.Save method with SaveFileFormat.HTML as parameters
  3. Load resultant HTML in default browser via Process.Start

System Requirements

Aspose.Diagram for .NET is supported on all major operating systems. Just make sure that you have the following prerequisites.

  • Microsoft Windows or a compatible OS with .NET Framework, .NET Core, Mono or COM Interop
  • Development environment like Microsoft Visual Studio
  • Aspose.Diagram for .NET referenced in your project
 

C# code to view VSS


// load VSS file via an instance of Diagram
var diagram = new Aspose.Diagram.Diagram("template.vss");
// convert VSS to HTML format
diagram.Save(output, Aspose.Diagram.SaveFileFormat.HTML);
// load resultant HTML in default browser
System.Diagnostics.Process.Start(output);
 
  • About Aspose.Diagram for .NET API

    Aspose.Diagram is a Microsoft Visio document format manipulation API. One can easily load, create, modify, manipulate including daigram elements and convert Visio diagrams to other formats such as PDF, XPS, JPEG, PNG, BMP, TIFF, SVG, EMF and more. It is a standalone API and does not require Microsoft Visio or any other software to be installed.

    Free App to View VSS

    Check our live demos to View VSS with following benefits.

      No need to download or setup anything
      No need to write or compile code
      Just upload VSS file and hit the "View" button
      Download VSS file from the link, if required

    VSS What is VSS File Format

    VSS are stencil files created with Microsoft Visio 2007 and earlier. A relatively new file format is .VSSX that was introduced with Microsoft Visio 2013. Stencil files provide drawing objects that can be included in a .VSD Visio drawing. Microsoft Visio itself is known for creating drawing elements such as collection of shapes, connectors, flowcharts, network layout, UML diagrams, software diagrams, database models, objects mapping and other similar information. It also has rich conversion features of Visio documents to other file formats such as PNG, BMP, PDF and others. Visio is available for both Windows and Mac OS.

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    Other Supported Viewer Formats

    Using C#, One can also view many other file formats including.

    VDW (Visio Graphics Service file)
    VDX (Microsoft Visio Drawing Format)
    VSD (Microsoft Visio Drawings)
    VSDM (Microsoft Visio Drawing Format)
    VSDX (Microsoft Visio Format)
    VSSM (Microsoft Visio Stencil files)
    VSSX (Drawing Stencils)
    VST (Vector Image Files)
    VSTM (Microsoft Visio Template Files)
    VSTX (Microsoft Visio Drawing Template)
    VSX (Stencils)
    VTX (Microsoft Visio Drawing Template)