Altova StyleVision Server 2024

The example below shows how to use Visual Basic code to generate an output RTF file using a PXF file and an input XML file. Ensure that StyleVision Server is installed and licensed and that it is available as a COM server object. Registration as a COM server object usually takes place during installation of StyleVision Server. To check if registration was successful, see About the COM Interface.


Option Explicit On


Module Program


  Sub Main()



          'Create a StyleVision Server object

          Dim objSVS As Altova.StyleVisionServer.Server = New Altova.StyleVisionServer.Server


          'Set a working directory - used for output and for intermediate files

           'objSVS.WorkingDirectory = "C:\Program Files (x86)\Altova\MapForceServer2020\etc\Examples"

           objSVS.WorkingDirectory = "..\..\.."


          'Default path to the StyleVision Server executable is the installation path (same dir with the StyleVisionServer.dll)

           'In case you moved the binaries on the disk, you need to explicitly set the path to the .exe file

           'objSVS.ServerPath = "C:\Program Files (x86)\Altova\StyleVisionServer2020\bin\StyleVisionServer.exe"

           'objSVS.ServerPath = "C:\Program Files\Altova\StyleVisionServer2020\bin\StyleVisionServer.exe"


          'Prepare the name of the working XML

           '    This can be an absolute/relative path if the file is stored externally (not inside PXF)

           ' objSVS.InputXML = "ExpReport.xml"

           '    Or it can contain the path INSIDE the PXF

           objSVS.InputXML = "ExpReport.pxf|zip\ExpReport.xml"

          '    Easiest way is to refer to the file as being embedded in the transformation file

           ' objSVS.InputXML = "altova://packagedfile/ExpReport.xml"


           'Add output paths (absolute or relative to WorkingDirectory) for all formats that should be generated

           objSVS.OutputRTF = "C:\tmp\ExpReport.rtf"

           objSVS.OutputPDF = "C:\tmp\ExpReport.pdf"

           objSVS.OutputHTML = "C:\tmp\ExpReport.html"


          'Prepare the parameters, if your design uses parameters

           'objSVS.AddParameter( "testparam1", "value 1" )


           ' Run the transformation; the output will be stored at C:\temp

          If (objSVS.Generate("ExpReport.pxf")) Then


               System.Console.WriteLine("Success - finished execution")



          End If


      Catch ex As Exception

           System.Console.WriteLine("Internal Error - " & ex.Message())

      End Try


  End Sub


End Module


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