Datafields lost after upgrading

Posted by: david.sheppard on 25 April 2022, 7:03 am EST

  • Posted 25 April 2022, 7:03 am EST

    I am upgrading our programs from version 13.45 to v15.
    In the project, I remove all references to the version 13 for farpoint and grapecity. I add references to the version 15 of the farpoint and grapecity libraries.

    I am using the spread controls linked to a datasource. After I have changed the libraries the spread controls look correct in forms designer. When I open the spread designer everything looks the same as before upgrading the libraries except that the data field properties have no values. If I enter data field values and apply the changes on exiting the spread designer, the data fields are not saved. The autogenerate columns property is always false in these spread controls.

    Any ideas how I can get the datafields not to be lost during upgrading the libraries or how to get the spread designer to save the changes?

  • Replied 25 April 2022, 4:23 pm EST


    We could not replicate the issue at our end. Could you please share a sample replicating the issue and a GIF showing the steps and issue so that we can investigate this further at our end?

  • Replied 25 April 2022, 10:28 pm EST

    Attached is a C# project.
    1. On form 1 there are several spread controls with customized formatting.
    2. I close form1.cs
    2. I open the form3.cs in the forms designer
    3. I expand the references section of the solution explorer and delete all farpoint and grapecity references
    4. I add a spread version 15 control on to form3.cs. This adds all of the version 15 farpoint and grapecity references.
    5. I open form1.cs. When I open the spread designer the datafields are gone.
    QRT2 -
  • Replied 26 April 2022, 2:43 pm EST


    We were able to see the issue at our end, it seems like a bug. We have reported it to the development team and will let you know as soon as we have any updates.


    [Internal Tracking ID : SPNET-23767]
  • Replied 26 April 2022, 8:10 pm EST

    Thank you. Thank you. I think this is the first time that it was a bug and not something that I did wrong.
  • Replied 5 May 2022, 9:47 pm EST

    I see that an update to v15.1.20221.0 has been posted. How can I find out if an update has fixed the issue?
  • Replied 6 May 2022, 3:52 am EST

    Hi David,

    The recent update is the Spread 15 SP1 release. The ETA for the fix for this issue is the Spread 15 SP2 release. We will let you know if we have any updates.

  • Replied 30 July 2022, 10:48 pm EST

    Hi, Do you have a date for when this issue will be fixed? It is 3 months from my last request. We would very much like to update Spread to the newest version.
  • Replied 31 July 2022, 2:04 pm EST

    Hi David,

    The issue has been fixed in the Spread 15 SP2 release. Please install the latest Spread 15.2 using the installer from

    If you face any issues, let us know.
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