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XAML to Image/PDF converter - What Is It And How To Leverage It

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Visual Studio Gallery - Xaml Image Converter

Renders images or pdf's from Xaml, SVG & Photoshop files. Features: - Input Formats: Xaml, SVG & PSD (Photoshop) - Output Formats: png, gif, jgp, bmp, tif, xps, pdf - Images with localized text.

Features:

  • Integration into the Build Process. You can convert Images before or after Compilation.
  • A HttpHandler that converts XAML & PSD to images on the fly in a ASP.NET or MVC project.
  • Supported target image formats: gif (also animated), jpg, png, bmp, xsp, pdf, xaml
  • Supported source image formats: xaml, svg, psd
  • XAML Batch files describing conversion jobs.
  • Creation of GIF & CSS filmstrips from Storyboards.
  • Localization support for mutliple cultures.
  • Dynamic changing of the Xaml from the batch file. Set dpi resolution.

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CodePlex - XamlImageConverter

Features
  • VisualStudio Item Templates for batch conversion files. 
  • An MSBuild task that can be imported in any project to convert XAML to images in a project when building the project. 
  • A HttpHandler that converts XAML & PSD to images on the fly in a ASP.NET or MVC project. 
  • Supported target image formats: gif (also animated), jpg, png, bmp, xsp, pdf, xaml
  • Supported source image formats: xaml, svg, psd
  • XAML Batch files describing conversion jobs.
  • Localization support for mutliple cultures.
  • Dynamic changing of the Xaml from the batch file.
  • Set dpi resolution.

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XamlImageConverter - Xaml Image Converter Manual

"Installation

Run the XamlImageconverter.vsix to install the xaml image converter. All files will be installed in the extensions path of your VisualStudio Installation, i.e. C:\Users\"Username"\AppData\Local\Microsoft\VisualStudio\11.0\Extensions

If you want to install the sourcecode, install TortoiseHG and clone the repository you find onhttp://xamlimageconverter.codeplex.com/SourceControl/list/changesets or just download the source from the same link.

Image Converter Batch files

Normally you tell the converter what to do through a xaml batch file with the extension xic.xaml.

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I thought this free and open source project something I might be able to use in the future, I liked that they took the time to put together some doc's and finally it uses ImageMagick which I've not blogged about in a long time...

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