Advanced Excel-Like Functionality With Winforms Spreadsheet Components

Excel-Like Features in WinForms

Unleash the power of Excel functionality in your WinForms enterprise apps with these dependency-free WinForms spreadsheet components. Spread.NET provides industry-leading support for delivering Excel-like experiences in your WinForms applications with zero dependencies on Excel. Based on 20+ years of creating spreadsheets for enterprise developers, we know what features you need - at the top of the list is Excel compatibility. Create enterprise spreadsheets, grids, dashboards, and forms with the comprehensive API. Includes a powerful calculation engine with 450+ functions.

No-Code Design with Spread Designers

With the powerful Spread Desktop Designer App, you’ll get code-free WinForms spreadsheet apps in no time with:

Import/Export Excel Files into a C# Spreadsheet

No spreadsheet is complete without full Excel import/export support! Import your most advanced Excel spreadsheets and then export your Spread.NET spreadsheet to XLSX or other file formats... all with zero dependencies on Excel:

450+ Functions in Customizable Calc Engine

More than 450 functions in categories including Date and Time, Engineering, Financial, Information, Logical, Lookup and Reference, Math and Trig, Statistical, Text, and Web:

Dynamic Arrays

Dynamic Arrays are a powerful new calculation feature which enables a single formula to return results that spill to adjacent cells and optimize calculations:



Complete table support including context menus, table insert row and column, table formulas with structured references:



Create filters in tables, sheets, or a cell range using AutoFilter then filter and sort and by Value, Fill, or Icon:


Create Slicers to display table column values for filtering, apply themes, and styles to customize. Cut and paste the Slicer to another sheet to operate as a dashboard control:


Create charts to visualize your data including all modern Excel chart types:

Conditional Format

Highlight important data fast with conditional format rules including many built-in rules, custom formula rules, and Rules Manager:


Visualize your data directly in cells with sparklines, little charts that draw directly in the cell:

Enhanced Shape Engine

Create flowcharts, process diagrams, cell callouts, and more with over 150 shapes, lines, and arrows. Connect and combine into Group Shapes to design logos or custom dashboard controls that can be scripted to perform user actions:

Grouping and Outline

Create outlines with range groups of rows and columns that can expand or collapse to show or hide detail data, or group data using the Outlook-style group bar:

Cell Borders and Gridlines

Set custom borders and outlines around cell ranges including diagonal line borders and apply theme colors or custom colors:

Spreadsheet User Interface

All the built-in user interface elements you expect in a spreadsheet, formula UI tools, range drag-fill and drag-drop, undo-redo, common spreadsheet keyboard shortcuts and more:

Cell Formatting and Styles

Fully customize the cell format and style with the new IStyle interface and flat-style model to create cell styles using built-in styles like Accent1 or Currency, merge styles to create custom styles, and easily apply Office themes to change your fonts, color scheme, or effects:

Status Bar Tools

Built-in status bar with customizable display and zoom controls and associated skins:

What's New in Spread.NET v15.1

This release introduces important changes and new features:

  • Baseline .NET Framework Reference Changed from .NET 4.5.2 to .NET 4.6.2
  • New NuGet Package introduced for GrapeCity.Spread.WinForms.Design
  • Cell Styles UI in Spread Designer
  • Enter Formulas Using '+' and '-'
  • Crop Shape Picture
  • Automatic Number Format
  • Inline Cell Images
  • Formatted Number Cell Value
  • Enhanced Excel-Compatible Keyboard Shortcuts: Ctrl+PgUp and Ctrl+PgDn

Award-Winning Products and First-Class Support

"I have been using a various form of Spread back to the COM days. Spread is the most reliable spreadsheet that retrieves and stores data, whether interacting with a database or simply an Excel file. Try it out, and you will not go back to any other control"


"Great support through evaluation process, Spread is my favorite development add-in, adds great, high value capabilities to applications!"


"Excellent Products. I have been using their products for around 15 years. Always there to help."


ComponentSource #2 Publisher 2022 Award

"Thanks for providing the best [JavaScript] spreadsheet widget in the world, we're very happy customers. Your product has saved us a TON of time relative to other solutions we used in the past."

Jan Domanski, Labstep

"We have been using Spread in our desk and web products (PerpetualBudget) for over a decade. Not only are the Spread grids great controls but the support at GrapeCity is the best. When you need them, they're there!"

Jim Spicer, Spicer-Baer Associates

"I haven't come across such a feature-rich solid Spread before. Thanks for giving such a nice component."

Adavesh Managaon, MVP, Visual C#

"Spread benefits my company because our clients can now see the immediate benefit the websites we create for them provide."

Michael Stark, Owner,