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Sean Lawyer

As one of GrapeCity’s product managers, Sean Lawyer enjoys creating awesome new software tools with the GrapeCity team. Before starting his career in the software industry more than 20 years ago, Sean earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Science and Mathematics from Duke University. In his free time, he enjoys recreational mathematics, role-playing games, and solving puzzles.

Recent Posts

GrapeCity Spread.Services 1.3.0 Officially Released!

Spread.Services is a new GrapeCity spreadsheet server component for .NET Core and developers across all .NET platforms, including:

Spread COM 8.0.20 Released!

I am happy to announce the release of Spread COM 8.0.20! This update fixes a number of reported issues and adds support for Windows 8.

Spread.NET 6 Final Service Pack Released!

I am happy to announce the release of Spread.NET 6.0.4007.2008 (for .NET 4.0 MVC), 6.0.3507.2008 (for .NET 3.5), and 6.0.2007.2008 (for .NET 2.0)!

Announcing Spread for WinForms!

ComponentOne is proud to announce the release of the new Spread 7 for Windows Forms.  The new versions of the Spread.NET controls for Windows Forms development are now licensed separately from the controls for ASP.NET development, and include all of the components in the Professional version of Spread.NET 6 for the Windows Forms platform. Customers who have current maintenance subscriptions for either the Standard or Professional license for Spread.NET 6 will receive free license key for Spread 7 for Windows Forms. Plus, special upgrade pricing is available for registered licensees of version 6 and earlier versions of Spread for Windows Forms.

Announcing Spread Studio for .NET!

ComponentOne is proud to announce the release of the new Spread Studio for .NET, the ultimate cross-platform spreadsheet toolkit for application development. This new suite of tools includes all of the components in Spread 7 for Windows Forms, Spread 7 for ASP.NET, Spread for WPF-Silverlight, and Spread for Windows RT. Now that they are together in one package, you may extend your Spread applications' reach into the new frontier of Windows platforms, including the Windows 8 Store.

Announcing Spread 7 for ASP.NET!

ComponentOne is proud to announce the release of the new Spread 7 for ASP.NET.  The new versions of the Spread.NET controls for ASP.NET and MVC development are now licensed separately from the controls for Windows Forms development, and include all of the components in the Professional version of Spread.NET 6 for the ASP.NET and MVC platforms.  Customers who have current maintenance subscriptions for either the Standard or Professional license for Spread.NET 6 will receive free license key for Spread 7 for ASP.NET.  Plus, special upgrade pricing is available for registered licensees of version 6 and earlier versions of Spread for ASP.NET.

The Power of Names

Spread is the go-to control for embedding Microsoft Excel-compatible spreadsheet functionality into your .NET, ASP.NET, Silverlight, WPF, Windows Store, and COM applications. For all platforms, the control is easy to customize using the Spread Designer (or code if you prefer). In this example we'll show how to modify your spreadsheet by assigning names.

Spread WinRT for Windows Store Apps Released!!!

I am happy to announce the release of Spread WinRT, the fastest and easiest way to deploy powerful spreadsheets in your Windows Store apps! If you have Windows 8, you can download the control explorer demo application from the Windows Store now.  Here is a snapshot of Spread WinRT in action:

Spread.NET 6.0.3506.2006 and 6.0.2006.2008 Released!

I am happy to announce the release of Spread.NET 6.0.4006.2008 (for .NET 4.0 MVC), 6.0.3506.2008 (for .NET 3.5), and 6.0.2006.2008 (for .NET 2.0)!

Spread for WPF-Silverlight 1.0.5.0 Released!

I am happy to announce the release of Spread for WPF-Silverlight 1.0.5.0!

Spread WPF and Spread Silverlight 1.0.4.0 Released!

Spread WPF and Spread Silverlight version 1.0.4.0 is now released! Enhancements in this version include:

Visual Studio 2010 and Spread for Windows Forms 5

GrapeCity, a Visual Studio Industry Partner, proudly announces that FarPoint Spread for Windows Forms 5 has been tested with pre-release versions of Visual Studio 2010, and will be prepared to fully support the new version of Visual Studio when it is officially released in April.  In fact, except for the new Client Profile framework targets, which will be supported in the maintenance release scheduled for early April, it is fully supported now with the current releases for .NET 2.0 and .NET 3.5!  Both of those versions support creating applications targeting any of the full framework target versions available in Visual Studio 2010.  The new version of Spread for Windows Forms includes all the design time editors and designers that developers may already be familiar with using for Spread development in Visual Studio.  In addition, Charting functionality has been added to Spread which includes Chart Designer to enhance the Spread development experience in Visual Studio.

Licensing of .NET Components

Spread for Windows Forms 5 RC Posted