I am happy to announce the release of Spread COM 8.0.21! This update fixes a number of reported customer issues. The update can be downloaded here: Download This update includes new versions of all the ActiveX and DLL controls, including Unicode builds and 64-bit DLL controls. This is the twelfth service pack release of Spread COM 8 since its original release in November 2008. Here is a complete listing of fixed customer issues in this release:

  • Excel-formatted file now opens correctly with OpenOffice. [99920542]
  • Excel-formatted file now opens faster. [99925635]
  • Setting text to a row outside of the maximum row count now works correctly. [99935634]
  • Older SS8 files now load correctly. [99935932]
  • The cell border now imports and exports correctly with an Excel-formatted file. [99936053]
  • Adding large numbers of rows no longer causes the program to stop responding. [99936304]
  • The SaveExcel2007File method now works correctly with Spread 64-bit. [99936575]
  • The program no longer stops responding when exporting large amounts of data to an Excel-formatted file. [99937242]

This update is free for all customers who have already purchased a developer license for Spread 8, and the setup will install and register the new controls in place of the old controls, so all projects should load normally with no changes required. Not a licensed Spread 8 user? Not a problem! You can still download this update, install the free 30 day trial version, and check out the installed samples to see all the great features of Spread 8.