I am very happy to announce the release of Spread Studio 8! We've added a lot of new features and made an array of enhancements. With this release Spread for ASP.NET now fully supports Chrome, and Firefox, and also it also runs on iPad. Spread for WinForms provides a Table feature which includes built-in styles and also supports structured reference. Our MultiRow for WinForms control received some nice enhancements as well. Spread XAML (WPF/Silverlight/WinRT), now offers printing (Spread WPF provides print preview), and structured references. Moreover, for all platforms the Spread controls have nice new appearances.
What is Spread Studio 8?
Spread Studio 8 is ComponentOne's most powerful suite of spreadsheet tools for application development, covering five major .NET platforms: Windows Forms, ASP.NET, WPF, Silverlight, and Windows 8 App Store application development. Spread Studio 8 is for everyone who needs awesome spreadsheet tools for business application development! And if you do .NET development for any of those five platforms listed above and aren't already using Spread, you need to check out how versatile and powerful it is! If you're a current user of the Spread Studio 8 components, then 100% backwards-compatibility with earlier releases means your projects can upgrade to this new version just by changing the references.
What's new in Spread for WinForms
This new major release includes the powerful Table feature which shows cell ranges as a table. With filtering, banded rows, and built-in styles, it is the same as Excel. A new appearance is provided in this release. It is a minimalist, modern flat style, so you can change the control appearance to be the same as Excel 2013. Table Table is used to manage and analyze related data, sort, filter, and format data within a sheet. By using the table features, you can then manage the data in the table rows and columns independently from the data in other rows and columns on the worksheet. New Skins With the new skins, you may change the default appearance of the control to flat style, remove any stylistic choices that give the illusion of 3D (such as drop shadows, gradients) and focus on a minimalist use of simple elements, typography and flat colors, It’s pure, simple, elegant and neat. We also we provide a skin to match the appearance of Excel 2013. Plus, there is a new tab strip layout, new header color scheme, selection, and more. MultiRow MultiRow for WinForms is a powerful grid component which allows you to add custom tabular input and display screens to your Visual Studio applications. It has extensive flexibility that allows you to place cells anywhere on the grid surface, and create elaborate tabular displays with a record in multiple rows with borders and formatting. We enhanced MultiRow a lot in this release, from multi-touch support, a variety of CellTypes enhancements, layout enhancements, to enhancements of the Designer. Excel-like sample An Excel-like spreadsheet editor sample was added into the package. You'll find a Ribbon, ContextMenu, Dialogs, and Formula TextBox in the sample, you may use it as reference for your application, reuse the code to save time without the need to build that sort of application from scratch.
And there are more enhancements in this release such as: enhance Subtotal function, reduce memory usage for Excel import/export, enhance outline group and so on. For more information check out the the product web page.
What's new in Spread for ASP.NET
This new major release supports modern browsers such as IE, Chrome, Firefox and Safari. In addition, there is support when using Spread for ASP.NET in iPad for touch. New skins also available in ASP.NET. Modern browser support One big enhancement is that besides IE, Spread for ASP.NET now works in all modern browsers like Chrome, FireFox, and Safari. Touch support in iPad Easily select, scroll, zoom, and edit with simple finger gestures on an iPad device. You'll notice touch strip bar is also supported when touching the selection area. New Skins Changes the default appearance of the control to flat style, removes any stylistic choices that give the illusion of 3D (such as drop shadows, gradients) and is focused on a minimalist use of simple elements, typography and flat colors. Again, It’s pure, simple, elegant and neat. We also we provide a skin to match the appearance of Excel 2013. Plus, there is a new tab strip layout, new header color scheme, selection, and more. More detailed information is available from the product web page.
What's new in Spread XAML
This new major release provides Print and Print Preview, Structured reference support, and a new control appearance. The Excel import speed has also been improved. Print You can call a method to print entire or partial worksheets and workbook(s), one at a time, or several at once. Same as Excel, there are lot of print settings like page order, orientation, and size. You can also specify alignment, margins, whether to show a print header, gridlines, scale to fit page, page header/footer, and easily print a nice report to paper. You can also print to a file instead of to a printer. This is useful when you need to print the workbook on a different type of printer in the event it is not the one that you originally used to print it. And Spread WPF has a preview dialog for previewing before printing. Enhance Excel import speed Now import Excel file asynchronously, load data on demand for UI display, while a background thread continues to load data. The end-user sees the data displaying quickly, and the UI is still responsive during loading time. This provides the end-user with a smooth UI experience for Excel importing. Structured reference It is much easier and more intuitive to work with table data when you are using formulas that reference a table, either portions of a table or the entire table. They are especially useful because table data ranges often change, and the cell references for structured references adjust automatically. This minimizes the need to rewrite formulas as rows and columns are added and deleted in a table, or when external data is refreshed. New Skins Just like for the other platforms covered above, the skins change the default appearance of the control to flat style, removes any stylistic choices that give the illusion of 3D (such as drop shadows, gradients) and is focused on a minimalist use of simple elements, typography and flat colors. Again, It’s pure, simple, elegant and neat. We also we provide a skin to match the appearance of Excel 2013. Plus, there is a new tab strip layout, new header color scheme, selection, and more. Please take a moment to access additional information from the product web page. Get it today, right here: Download Spread Studio 8