VB6 campatible Farpoint Control

Posted by: vijay on 5 August 2021, 7:34 pm EST

  • Posted 5 August 2021, 7:34 pm EST

    Hello all, We have VB6 applications and want to use this Farpoint spread controls in that, may I know how to achieve this? thanks


  • Posted 8 August 2021, 4:13 pm EST

    Hi VJ,

    You can use Spread COM in your VB6 Applications. Spread COM: ActiveX Spreadsheet | Excel-like Spreadsheet | Spread COM Documentation : Spread 8.0 Documentation

    Please note that Spread COM is in maintenance mode and no active development is being done.

    For any license/purchase related queries you can contact our sales team at us.sales@grapecity.com.

    Regards Avnish

  • Posted 9 August 2021, 7:45 pm EST

    Thanks Avnish, I just confirmed with my team that they are using FarPoint Spread 3.0 and FarPoint ListPro Controls 2.1 in their VB6 application (legacy application) but both are 32 bit versions. Are these controls available in 64 bit? Tq

    Rgds, VJ

  • Posted 9 August 2021, 9:45 pm EST

    Hi VJ,

    The controls you mentioned are very old controls and are not available in 64bit. Although, You can use Spread COM i.e version 8.0 has 32-bit OCX and 64/32 bit DLLs. You can create 64-bit applications with Spread 8 64 bit DLL. The ListPro control is very old and is no longer maintained.

    You can also refer to the following link for info on old Farpoint Controls : What Happened to Farpoint Spread? | Spread.NET & SpreadJS

    Regards Avnish

  • Posted 12 August 2021, 5:04 pm EST

    Hi Avnish, Unfortunately we need those ListPro controls as well. Okey, what we did now is, we managed to register the old 32 bit OCX in our new server and managed to include all the controls (32 bit) in our project now but we are hitting this below error though we copied the license file in windows folder, please advise us where we are making the error, thanks

    License Agreement Error File FPLICENSE.TXT not found. License Agreement can not be completed.

    Regards, VJ

  • Posted 12 August 2021, 6:22 pm EST

    Hi Vijay,

    We have created a case on our Support Portal as we need some confidential information. Please continue this issue there.

    Case ID: CAS-24388-C1M2W1 You will find the case under “My Support” in your grapecity account.

    Regards Avnish

  • Posted 13 August 2021, 4:19 pm EST

    Thank you Avnish, much appreciated

  • Posted 13 February 2023, 5:26 am EST

    Hi - I am also facing the same issue where I am trying to upgrade an old VB application that uses the very old FarPoint OCX controls. Are they still available for purchase?

  • Posted 13 February 2023, 3:44 pm EST


    The SpreadCOM controls are in maintenance mode for a very long time and are out of support now.

    The last version of Spread COM controls, which you can use in your VB6 Applications can be downloaded from the given link:


    As SpreadCOM controls are in maintenance mode so we would suggest you migrate to Spread.NET for continued support.


    For any license/purchase-related queries you can contact our sales team at us.sales@grapecity.com.


    Prabhat Sharma.

  • Posted 15 February 2023, 4:29 pm EST

    Thank you Avnish,

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