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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

How to generate Excel spreadsheets in code with Documents for Excel

Not sure where to start with the new Documents for Excel API? Here are the basics, plus a little deeper look into what you can do with charts and pivot tables with no Excel dependency.

Spread.NET 11 Service Pack 1 is Released

I'm happy to announce the release of Spread.NET 11.45.20181.0 (Service Pack 1)! This release features a number of very important changes to the Windows Forms control, and all users who are upgrading from previous releases to this release need to be aware of these changes and how they'll impact your applications.

Video - How to programmatically generate Excel files with Spread.Services

In this one-hour webinar video, you'll learn how to generate advanced Excel files on the server using .NET Core 2.0, .NET Framework, Mono, Xamarin, or iOS. No Excel needed!

SpreadJS DevChannel 11.0.2 Hotfix Available

DevChannel builds are untested and are meant for preview only. It is not recommended to use them in production environments. This DevChannel update includes bug fixes, a library update, and Server-Side Excel I/O Component updates.

Spread for WinForms 11 performance improved to 300 times faster!

Welcome to the new Spread.NET WinForms 11!  If you've been waiting for a reason to upgrade or to try Spread again, now's the time! 

GrapeCity Spread Roadmap, 2018

This will be an exciting new year for GrapeCity Spread, and I'm pleased to present our awesome plans for 2018.

SpreadJS DevChannel Hotfixes Available

DevChannel builds are untested and are meant for preview only. It is not recommended to use them in production environments. This DevChannel update includes previews for SpreadJS.Views Designers; also includes a library update.

Spread.Services releases new service pack with enhanced SpreadJS JSON support

A Spread.Services service pack has released with enhanced support for SpreadJS JSON data and Xamarin.iOS.

Spread.NET V11 Released

SpreadJS 11's set of JavaScript libraries has been enhanced to solve even more of your spreadsheet and data grid needs.

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.