After a StyleVision® 2017 .SPS stylesheet is designed and tested, it can be deployed on Altova FlowForce® Server and executed by StyleVision Server to automate business report and document generation.
StyleVision and StyleVision Server
After an Altova StyleVision stylesheet is designed and tested, it can be processed by StyleVision Server to generate dynamic reports, documents, or eForms.
StyleVision includes stylesheets in PXF files for processing by StyleVision Server, and uploads them over a network to FlowForce Server for use in FlowForce Server jobs.
StyleVision PXF Files
The Portable XML Form (PXF) file format was developed by Altova to package SPS stylesheets with related files including the XML schema file, source XML file, image files used in the design, and XSLT files for transformation output formats. PXF files include all the elements required for document rendering by StyleVision Server in a single package.
API for Direct Execution
StyleVision Server supports an API that allows direct native execution by programs written in C# and VB.NET in Windows, from other Windows apps via a COM interface, and from Java programs in Windows, Linux, and MacOS.
This API allows developers to incorporate StyleVision Server functionality as a feature of their own applications. For example, StyleVision Server could produce reports from data created within a developer’s own program.
The documentation provided with the StyleVision Server API contains code examples for C#, C++, Java, VBScript, and Visual Basic to help developers quickly access StyleVision Server programmatically from .NET, Java, or COM-based code. Complete documentation is available at the Altova Documentation page.
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- Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 7, 8, 10 or newer
- Linux (CentOS 6, RedHat 6, Debian 6, 8 & Ubuntu 12.04, 15 or newer)
- Mac OS X10.8 or newer