|Announcing the sweepstake winner
In December we ran a sweepstake on Facebook; in January we had a grand prize draw. The winner of the sweepstake prize, an iPad 2, was Michael Sevast. He was much surprised to find that he had won but also had kind words to say about Aspose:
"We have used the Apose.Total for .NET components, for several years now. These tools greatly simplify our ability to interact with and export to known Microsoft formats. The speed of these components saves us considerable time over custom in-house solutions."
We wish Michael joy with his prize and thank him and every one else who took part in the sweepstake.
John Owens, Aspose Scotland Team Leader
|Supporting User Groups - How Can We Help?
We value our developer community and do what we can to support over 150,000 users. One way we support the community is by supporting user groups. User groups bring developers from different industries and with different experience together to learn from each other. We already sponsor several groups and provide swag and free licenses for competitions. If you lead a user group, or know of one that could benefit from our support, please contact us. We'd love to hear from you.
|Product Spotlight – Aspose.Diagram for .NET
Aspose.Diagram for .NET takes the pain out of programming with Microsoft Visio files. The component allows .NET developers to work with Visio files directly to change formatting or convert diagrams to images. It has an extensive and well documented API. Download Aspose.Diagram and start a trial.
|Technical Article – Performing OCR with Aspose.OCR for .NET
Aspose.OCR for .NET (and Java, too) gives software developers a tool for incorporating optical character recognition in their applications. This article explains how to get started and performing OCR on an image.
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|Tutorial Video – Using Aspose.BarCode for Java
Aspose.BarCode for Java makes it easy to read and create barcodes in Java applications. Many aspects of the barcode can be controlled. This tutorial shows how to create a Code3128 barcode and set the foreground, background and code text colors as well as other attributes. The video is just under 5 minutes long. Watch the video.
|Migration Tip – Extracting messages from a PST file with Aspose.Email for .NET
One way of extracting messages from PST files in Microsoft Outlook is to use Microsoft Automation. For it to work, you need Outlook installed on the machine that the code runs on and you need to reference Microsoft Office Interop for Outlook. The other way is to use Aspose.Email for .NET. This migration tip compares the two techniques.
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