A Free Win32 Native Code version XPS Viewer

Screenshot of XPS Viewer:

Screenshot of XPS Viewer

Software Imaging have released a new XPS viewer as a free download. The viewer uses Software Imaging’s own PrintMagicXPS technology to render the XPS documents, which differs from other XPS viewers because it is developed in C++ native code, and therefore has no dependency on .Net or managed code.

Features include:

  • High quality rasterizer which leverages Software Imaging’s PrintMagicXPS technology
  • Full compliance with the XPS 1.0 specification
  • Easy to use and view your XPS documents
  • Priority given to the rendering of the first page of a multiple page XPS document
  • Multi-threaded application for improved performance on multi-core systems
  • Developed in C++ native code, therefore no dependency on .Net and managed code
  • Two rendering modes: Aliased and Anti-Aliased
  • Zoom and rotate views
  • Colour management

Supported Operating Systems

  • Microsoft Windows Vista
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003
  • Microsoft Windows XP SP2

Prerequisites on Download Page

To run XPS Viewer on Windows XP Service Pack 2 or Window Server 2003 the following components will need to be downloaded and installed:

btw, Windows 7 Will Include New Win32 API’s For XPS, and the new API’s will be:

  • XPS API provides creation, manipulation, reading, writing and other services for XPS documents and print streams
  • OPC API provides creation, manipulation, reading, writing and other services for Open Packaging Conventions-based file formats, including XPS, OOXML and an increasing number of industrial strength third party file formats
  • XPS Print API provides a new entry point for applications to benefit from the enhanced XPS Print Path, irrespective of whether the final output device supports XPS

reference,
http://digitaldocuments.debenu.com/2008/11/12/windows-7-will-include-new-win32-apis-for-xps/
http://digitaldocuments.debenu.com/2008/10/01/new-xps-viewer-from-software-imaging/
http://softwareimaging.com/products-services/XPSViewer/index.asp

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