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GrapeCity Expands its Cross-Platform Excel-Compatible Spreadsheet Components

  • Press Release
  • Apr 24, 2013

2013 Spread Control Collection Debuts Three New Spreadsheet Toolkits for .NET Development

PITTSBURGH, PA – April 24, 2013 – GrapeCity, the largest component solution provider in the Microsoft Visual Studio Partner Ecosystem, today announced the expansion of its Spread product line. Spread is a solution that allows developers to create feature-rich user interfaces by embedding the functionality found in Microsoft® Excel® into their .NET applications.

“The Spread product family has been the most powerful spreadsheet solution for applications for many years,” said Sean Lawyer, product manager at GrapeCity. “It now broadens its reach across more platforms than it ever has before, including HTML5, WinRT, WPF, Silverlight, Windows Forms, ASP.NET, and ActiveX. We have created the ultimate collection of controls for cross-platform spreadsheet support,” said Lawyer.

Spread Studio for .NET is the new cross-platform toolkit that includes components for Windows Forms, ASP.NET, WPF, WinRT, and Silverlight all in one package. This new package includes the new release of Spread.NET 7 for Windows Forms (Spread for Windows Forms) and Spread.NET 7 for ASP.NET (Spread for ASP.NET). Together with Spread’s WPF and Silverlight controls, developers may now extend their Spread applications’ reach into the new frontier of Windows platforms, including the Windows 8 Store.

The Spread.NET 7 controls for Windows Forms (Spread for Windows Forms) and for ASP.NET (Spread for ASP.NET), now include enhancements for performance, Chinese localization, new conditional formatting and filtering support, and many other features. Spread.NET 7 controls support Windows 8, Internet Explorer 10, and integrate seamlessly with Visual Studio 2012.

Spread for Windows Forms and Spread for ASP.NET are licensed separately but may be purchased together as part of the new Spread Studio for .NET product. All components that were part of version 6 of Spread.NET Professional for each respective platform are included in version 7, including the MultiRow control for Windows Forms and the FpChart controls for Windows Forms and ASP.NET. Customers with an active Spread.NET maintenance subscription will be provided a new key for version 7 as part of their subscription, and special upgrade pricing is available for customers without a subscription using version 6 or earlier versions.

“Spread delivers an integrated charting engine, data visualizations for informative and effective business dashboards, and comprehensive Excel document support for information sharing across the enterprise,” said Lawyer. In a blog post titled, “Announcing Spread Studio for .NET!” Lawyer provides a more detailed technical perspective on Spread’s expansion.

About GrapeCity

Founded in 1980, GrapeCity is an award-winning Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, a premier Visual Studio Industry Partner, and one of the world’s largest providers of developer components. The company has more than 850 employees and hundreds of thousands of customers worldwide. For close to 30 years, GrapeCity has provided enterprises around the world with state-of-the-art developer tools and components, software services and solutions.

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