Aspose.Slides for Java 16.4.0 Release Notes

Key Summary Category
SLIDESJAVA-35179 Compare performance of Aspose.Slides for Java and Aspose.Slides for Net Investigation
SLIDESJAVA-34410 Issue of Aspose.Slides for Java latest version with Maven Repository Investigation
SLIDESJAVA-34009 StackOverflow exception when using Aspose.Slides in MyEclipse enviornment Investigation
SLIDESJAVA-33823 PPT to SWF conversion Feature
SLIDESJAVA-34863 Support for reading password protected file in read only mode Feature
SLIDESJAVA-34376 Support for Label Distance from chart Axis Feature
SLIDESJAVA-33331 PPTX: Get an OleObjectFrameEx Type/Extension? Feature
SLIDESJAVA-33300 Access to object properties in presentation Feature
SLIDESJAVA-14622 Inserted AudioFrameEx is not played automatically Enhancement
SLIDESNET-37227 Add image in table cell without fillmode Enhancement
SLIDESNET-37088 Support for the property of Show axis without labelling Enhancement
SLIDESNET-36934 Getting Series data Item text for automatic chart labels Feature
SLIDESNET-36886 Support to get the X and Y coordinates of Paragraphs and Portions Feature
SLIDESNET-34480 Support for showing/hiding chart legends enteries Feature
SLIDESNET-37241 Add support of all known BehaviorProperties Enhancement
SLIDESJAVA-35427 Investigate problem with hanging build #346 Bug
SLIDESJAVA-35404 Hyperlink.getTargetSlide() returns null Bug
SLIDESJAVA-35403 NullPointerException on…) Bug
SLIDESJAVA-35387 The text is improperly rendered in generated thumbnail Bug
SLIDESJAVA-35360 Aspose does not work in tomcat web app -> Illegal argument exception Bug
SLIDESJAVA-35341 Error creating thumbnail Bug
SLIDESJAVA-35325 The image improperly rendered in generated thumbnail Bug
SLIDESJAVA-35323 Incorrect text color in table cell color returned Bug
SLIDESJAVA-35320 Picture borders appeared on saving presentation Bug
SLIDESJAVA-35319 Text become transparent on saving presentation Bug
SLIDESJAVA-35315 Gradient fill of shape is missing in generated thumbnail Bug
SLIDESJAVA-35313 getOuterShadowEffect() returns null Bug
SLIDESJAVA-35311 Hyperlink.getTargetSlide() returns null Bug
SLIDESJAVA-35307 NullPointerException on createPortionFormatEffective Bug
SLIDESJAVA-35306 Error saving presentation Bug
SLIDESJAVA-35286 Problem while merging slides Bug
SLIDESJAVA-35285 Text alignment changed after saving presentation Bug
SLIDESJAVA-35268 Default zoom is not working Bug
SLIDESJAVA-35266 PptxReadException on ppt load Bug
SLIDESJAVA-35265 PptxException on presentation load Bug
SLIDESJAVA-35260 Exception on presentation load Bug
SLIDESJAVA-35256 Unknown file format on ppt load Bug
SLIDESJAVA-35248 Exception Found a shapes with identical IDs on presentation load Bug
SLIDESJAVA-35240 Protected view and presentation repair messages appear for saved presentations Bug
SLIDESJAVA-35210 Shadow effect appeared on load and save pptx Bug
SLIDESJAVA-35173 Slide number lost on load and save Bug
SLIDESJAVA-35172 Asterisk appears with hyperlink on load and save Bug
SLIDESJAVA-35169 ClassCastException on loading ppt Bug
SLIDESJAVA-35155 The text is improperly rendered in generated thumbnail Bug
SLIDESJAVA-35086 NoClassDefFoundError on using Aspose.Slides in Solaris Bug
SLIDESJAVA-35041 Ole frame getting resized on double clicking Bug
SLIDESJAVA-35038 Internal hyperlinks failed to work in exported PDF Bug
SLIDESJAVA-35028 Rendering problems depending on order of font loading Bug
SLIDESJAVA-34925 Incorrect picture rendering on exported pdf Bug
SLIDESJAVA-34764 The text is improperly rendered for text frame in generated PDF Bug
SLIDESJAVA-34445 Improperly rendered EMF image in generated PDF Bug
SLIDESJAVA-34292 Images rendered as black boxes in pdf Bug
SLIDESJAVA-34269 Images improperly rendered in generated thumbnail Bug

Public API Changes

com.aspose.slides.IBehaviorProperties interface and BehaviorProperties class have been renamed to IBehaviorPropertyCollection and BehaviorPropertyCollection respectivelly

Aspose.Slides.Animation.IBehaviorProperties interface and BehaviorProperties class have been renamed to IBehaviorPropertyCollection and BehaviorPropertyCollection, changes in public API has been made

com.aspose.slides.IBehaviorProperties has been renamed to IBehaviorPropertyCollection and inherits IGenericList instead of IGenericList

com.aspose.slides.BehaviorProperties has been renamed to BehaviorPropertyCollection.

Following methods were removed:

public void copyTo(PropertyType[] array, int arrayIndex)
public PropertyType get_Item(int index)
public PropertyType set_Item(int index, PropertyType item)public IGenericEnumerator<PropertyType> iterator()

Following methods were marked as obsolete:

public void add(PropertyType item)
public int indexOf(PropertyType item)
public void insert(int index, PropertyType item)
public bool remove(PropertyType item)
public bool contains(PropertyType item)

Following methods were added:

public void addItem(IBehaviorProperty item)
public void add(string propertyValue)

public int indexOfItem(IBehaviorProperty item)
public int indexOf(string propertyValue)

public void insertItem(int index, IBehaviorProperty item)
public void insert(int index, string propertyValue)

public void copyToTArray(IBehaviorProperty[] array, int arrayIndex)

public boolean removeItem(IBehaviorProperty item)
public boolean remove(string propertyValue)

public boolean containsItem(IBehaviorProperty item)
public boolean contains(string propertyValue)

public IBehaviorProperty get_Item(int index)
public void set_Item(int index, IBehaviorProperty value)

public IGenericEnumerator<IBehaviorProperty> iterator()

Enum com.aspose.slides.PropertyType has been marked as Deprecated

PropertyType enum was replaced by BehaviorProperty class, and planned to be removed in November’s release.

@Deprecated()//Use BehaviorProperty type instead. This type will be removed after 01.11.2016.
public enum PropertyType

getCoordinates() method has been added to IPortion and Portion

The new method getCoordinates() has been added to IPortion and Portion which allows of retrieveing the coordinates of the beginning of the portion:

AutoShape shape = (AutoShape)pres.getSlides().get_Item(0).getShapes().get_Item(0);
TextFrame textFrame = (TextFrame)shape.getTextFrame();
for (IParagraph paragraph : textFrame.getParagraphs()){
  for (IPortion portion : paragraph.getPortions()){
    Point2D.Float point = portion.getCoordinates();

getRect() method has been added to IParagraph and Paragraph

The new method Ğ¿etRect() has been added. It allows to get paragraph bounds rectangle.

AutoShape shape = (AutoShape)pres.getSlides().get_Item(0).getShapes().get_Item(0);
TextFrame textFrame = (TextFrame)shape.getTextFrame();
Rectangle2D.Float rect = ((Paragraph) textFrame.getParagraphs().get_Item(0)).getRect();

New interface com.aspose.slides.IBehaviorProperty and class com.aspose.slides.BehaviorProperty have been added

New BehaviorProperty class replaces and expands PropertyType enum functionality. Now it allows you to use the full set of predefined properties according and and also adds the ability to operate with custom properties which are not described in the specification.

All predefined properties could be get through the call of corresponding static property, for example:


represent ppt_c, style.color and fill.opacity values from list

Instance of the BehaviorProperty class could also be get though call of getOrCreateByValue static method. This method looks for existing behavior property by value or creates new custom one with the specified value.


Backward compatibility method was added only to simplify upgrade to 16.4 version for the customers which actively use PropertyType enum


This methods (as well as properties) create only one instance for each property value. For example two calls of BehaviorProperty.getPptC() will return the same instance. This is true for custom properties as well.

Instance properties of this class are described by the IBehaviorProperty interface

 * <p>
 * Represent property types for animation behavior.
 * Follows the list of properties from
 * and
 * </p>
public interface IBehaviorProperty{

 * <p>
 * Value of the property
 * </p>
public String getValue();

 * <p>
 * Shows if this property does not belong to the predefined properties list in the specification:
 * </p>
public boolean isCustom();

New method getActualLabelText() has been added to DataLabel and IDataLabel classes

Returns actual label text based on DataLabelFormat settings or getTextFrameForOverriding().getText() value.

Presentation pres = new Presentation();
try {
  IChart chart = pres.getSlides().get_Item(0).getShapes().addChart(ChartType.Bubble, 50, 50, 500, 400);


  IDataLabelCollection labels = chart.getChartData().getSeries().get_Item(0).getLabels();

  System.out.println(labels.get_Item(0).getActualLabelText()); //"Y-Values; 0.7; 2.7; 10"
  System.out.println(labels.get_Item(1).getActualLabelText()); //"Y-Values; 1.8; 3.2; 4"
  System.out.println(labels.get_Item(2).getActualLabelText()); //"Y-Values; 2.6; 0.8; 8"
} finally {
  if (pres != null) pres.dispose();

Method getRelatedLegendEntry() has been added to ChartDataPoint and IChartDataPoint classes

Represents legend entry related with the data point.

IChart chart = pres.getSlides().get_Item(0).getShapes().addChart(ChartType.Pie, 50, 50, 500, 400);

Method getRelatedLegendEntry() has been added to ChartSeries and IChartSeries classes

Represents legend entry related with the series.

IChart chart = pres.getSlides().get_Item(0).getShapes().addChart(ChartType.ClusteredColumn, 50, 50, 500, 400);

Method getRelatedLegendEntry() has been added to Trendline and ITrendline classes

Represents legend entry related with the trendline.

IChart chart = pres.getSlides().get_Item(0).getShapes().addChart(ChartType.ClusteredColumn, 50, 50, 500, 400);

Swf and SwfNotes values have been added to com.aspose.slides.SaveFormat enumeration

New export format for an Adobe Flash file format (SWF) has been added.

Swf and SwfNotes value have been added to Aspose.Slides.Export.SaveFormat enumeration for exporting presentations to SWF format.

The new public class SwfOptions has been added to Aspose.Slides.Export namespace. By the using of an instance of this class, it is possible to control how a presentation is saved to Swf format.

To export presentation to SWF format the following code snippet can be used:

Presentation pres = new Presentation();
try {
  SwfOptions swfOptions = new SwfOptions();

  // Saving presentation"output.swf", SaveFormat.Swf, swfOptions);

  // Saving notes pages"outputNotes.swf", SaveFormat.SwfNotes, swfOptions);
} finally {
  if(pres != null) pres.dispose();

TextAlignment.Distributed value has been added to com.aspose.slides.TextAlignment enum

It represents alignment of text distributed along the whole element.

Aspose.Slides for Java 16.4.0 depends on Bouncy Castle API

Aspose.Slides for Java 16.4.0 depends on Bouncy Castle API. The library can be downloaded from Maven repository. It is also included into the release package \lib\3rd_party\bcprov-jdk15on-1.52.jar.