|Oracle® Outside In Viewer for ActiveX Developer's Guide
Part Number E12847-02
Welcome to Outside In Viewer for ActiveX, the fastest, easiest way to add powerful file access capabilities to your Visual Basic/C++ applications. Whether you're an experienced programmer or just learning, this control will allow you to view, print, cut, copy and paste more than 500 document types with just a few keystrokes.
This powerful control is based on the core viewing technology found in mainstream applications. You will not find another file access system on the market with the variety of formats, up-to-date filters and fidelity as found in Outside In.
There may be references to other Oracle Outside In Technology SDKs within this manual. To obtain complete documentation for any other Oracle Outside In product, see:
and click on Outside In Technology.
The updated list of supported formats is linked from the page
http://www.outsideinsdk.com/. Look for the data sheet with the latest supported formats.
The CLSID of the control and its interfaces have been updated. See Section 2.2, "Installing the ActiveX Control as Part of Your Application" for more information.
The OIT module names have been modified to use the version number to avoid conflicts. See Section 2.3, "Libraries and Structure" for more information.
Office 2010 documents with encryption are now supported using our Password API.
Support for CMYK color spaces in JPEG files has been added.
Improved rendering of PDF Images with JBIG2, JPEG2000 compressions and with Explicit Masks.
Attachments in PDF Files are supported.
Support to view/print an image (vector or raster) at the size specified in the image file has been added.
The property FilterOptions has a new value added, OIX_FILTER_REORDERED_BIDI, which controls whether or not the PDF filter will attempt to reorder bidirectional text runs so that the output is in standard logical order as used by the Unicode 2.0 and later specification. This will only affect raw text retrieval and not display.
Cell alignment in tables has been improved.
Support for tab leaders has been added.
Support for basic conditional formatting has been added to the Excel 2007 filter.
Support for charts in Office 2007 Binary Excel Files has been added.
The ActiveX control may be used for simple applications that need to view a document as well as complex custom applications that require searching, e-mail attachment viewing, or custom publishing techniques. Outside In can also add value to Intranet technologies with its support for documents embedded within HTML and XML files.
You'll quickly discover the ease of integration and the power behind the Outside In technology.
This ActiveX control is based on the industry's leading file-access technology and integrated into mainstream applications from companies such as Microsoft, Lotus, Xerox and DEC. Outside In provides file viewing capabilities which offer software developers the highest fidelity, best performing and most stable support for the broadest number of file types across multiple operating systems.
There are several benefits to using Outside In over other solutions:
Industry-standard filters: The Outside In viewing filters have been tested by hundreds of thousands of users while embedded within the industry's top software programs. This ensures high-quality filters that are submitted to constant quality control procedures.
Up-to-date file formats: One of the most difficult aspects of creating file filters is keeping them up-to-date with evolving formats. Because of relationships with leading vendors, Oracle's filters handle the latest versions of the various document files.
Speed of development: The control is extremely easy to use. Just place the control on a form, set a few properties, and a complete application for viewing documents is accessible.
|Developer||Someone integrating this technology into another technology or application. Most likely this is you, the reader.|
|Source File||The file the developer wishes to view.|
Each Outside In product has an sdk directory, under which there is a subdirectory for the platform on which the product ships. For the Viewer for ActiveX, the structure is ax/sdk/ax_win-x86-32_sdk). Under this directory are the following four subdirectories:
docs - Contains both a PDF and HTML version of the product manual.
install - Contains files needed to set up the control for demo purposes.
redist - Contains only the files that the customer is allowed to redistribute. These include all the compiled modules, filter support files, cmmap000.bin, and third-party libraries.
sdk - Contains the other subdirectories that used to be at the root-level of an sdk (common and resource).
In the root platform directory (for example, ax/sdk/ax_win-x86-32_sdk), there are two files:
README - Explains the contents of the sdk, and that makedemo must be run in order to use the sample applications.
makedemo (either .bat or .sh – platform-based) - This script will copy the contents of …/redist into …/sdk/demo, so that sample applications can be run out of the demo directory.