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How to make SharePoint 2010 support Visio 2013 files (.vsdx)? RRS feed

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  • Hi,

    As stated in the title, how to make SharePoint 2010 server support Visio 2013 files (.vsdx)?

    Let me explain.  I have Visio 2013 installed in my computer and I'm working on both file formats stored inside SharePoint 2010 server.

    Referring to the following image: when I click on a Visio 2010 file (test.vsd), I have the upper dialog and I can click "Open" and edit Visio file almost seamlessly (there's a little bug here with Visio 2013, but I have found a workaround -- that's why I said *almost* seamlessly).

    But when I click on a Visio 2013 file (test.vsdx), I have the lower dialog at the bottom of I.E.  In this dialog, I have no option to OPEN -- I only have "Save" and "Save as".  So, when I open the file and save it back, modification is NOT saved inside SharePoint server, but in the file somewhere in my local disk.  Is it possible to *open* a Visio 2013 file in SharePoint 2010 server?

    NB: I had already found an article at http://blogs.msdn.com/b/chhopkin/archive/2013/02/14/working-with-visio-2013-files-in-sharepoint-2010.aspx  but its method does not work. Someone in the comment talked about MIME type but he didn't write out where to change, so I have no idea if that's the missing part.

    Wednesday, October 30, 2013 9:47 AM

Answers

  • Ignore my pevious message.

    I have found the answer by myself: just use "application/vnd.visio"  in IIS MIME type properties for vsdx extension and reset IIS (iisreset command).  There's even no need to declare it as downloadable, bla bla bla

    • Marked as answer by Horinius Wednesday, October 30, 2013 10:58 AM
    Wednesday, October 30, 2013 10:55 AM

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  • This has clear steps to add new MIME type in IIS.

    http://kerseub.wordpress.com/2012/04/23/add-new-file-type-in-sharepoint/


    Bala

    Wednesday, October 30, 2013 9:59 AM
  • And what is the standard MIME type for the new Visio format?
    Wednesday, October 30, 2013 10:41 AM
  • application/vnd.ms-visio.drawing


    Bala

    Wednesday, October 30, 2013 10:54 AM
  • Ignore my pevious message.

    I have found the answer by myself: just use "application/vnd.visio"  in IIS MIME type properties for vsdx extension and reset IIS (iisreset command).  There's even no need to declare it as downloadable, bla bla bla

    • Marked as answer by Horinius Wednesday, October 30, 2013 10:58 AM
    Wednesday, October 30, 2013 10:55 AM
  • I'll give you something, the information on the new vsdx format has a lot but not the MimeType Info. 

    I would have suspected any of these would work: -

    • application/vnd.ms-visio.drawing,
    • application/vnd.ms-visio.viewer

    Then I sasw that Chris Hopkins, MSF has posted on exactly this issue.  It's worh a reasd http://blogs.msdn.com/b/chhopkin/archive/2013/02/14/working-with-visio-2013-files-in-sharepoint-2010.aspx

    His changes should be made in conjunction with the IIS changes and then you should be set.

    Wednesday, October 30, 2013 11:00 AM
    Answerer
  • I'll give you something, the information on the new vsdx format has a lot but not the MimeType Info. 

    I would have suspected any of these would work: -

    • application/vnd.ms-visio.drawing,
    • application/vnd.ms-visio.viewer

    Then I sasw that Chris Hopkins, MSF has posted on exactly this issue.  It's worh a reasd http://blogs.msdn.com/b/chhopkin/archive/2013/02/14/working-with-visio-2013-files-in-sharepoint-2010.aspx

    His changes should be made in conjunction with the IIS changes and then you should be set.

    Please notice that the article you mentioned is the same one I mentioned earlier in my "N.B.".

    But I can confirm that his changes is COMPLETELY USELESS.  Its effect is purely aesthetical, ie superficial.

    All I need to make SharePoint 2010 let me open (and edit) new Visio 2013 file is in my previous reply.

    Wednesday, October 30, 2013 11:46 AM