FarPoint Spread for Windows Form 4 is now released! It is busting at the seams with new features, mostly features that were requested by customers. And we here at FarPoint are busting at the seams with excitement or maybe it is just that we have been working on getting these features into the product for so long -- we're glad it's finally going out the door to customers.

This version adds new cell types, several UI enhancements, new import/export options including support for Excel 2007 and new and enhanced APIs to enable even more customizations from the developer’s side.

New cell types include Barcode with support for ten barcode types and Fraction in the Number cell type to display values such as 1/100 or .01. More UI enhancements add a new floating formula bar with range selection support, outline grouping, new cell note customizations and enhanced text rendering. New import/export options add support for Excel 2007, Office Open XML, and PDF. This version also allows importing and exporting of images (bitmaps) with Excel. And, a first for developers, they can now enable an export view-driven version of data to Excel and import/export a validation list to Excel (with the combo box cell type).

FarPoint Spread for Windows Forms combines grid capabilities, spreadsheet functionality, and includes the ability to bind to data sources and works in any of several versions of the .NET framework including Microsoft’s latest Visual Studio 2008 development environment. More on the new features and enhancements can be found at the product Web site.

See the press release and the Web site product page for more details.

--Bill