Version 5 of FarPoint Spread for Windows Forms released by GrapeCity


the world’s largest component vendor, today announced the availability
of FarPoint
Spread for Windows Forms 5. It has also introduced for the very
first time, a Site License purchase option for FarPoint Spread. The
latest release includes an integrated, full-featured chart capable of
presenting data using 85 different chart types. In addition, a new Chart
Designer provides codeless creation of both two- and three-dimensional

FarPoint Spread for Windows Forms combines spreadsheet functionality,
grid capabilities, and charting presentation, all within one
programmable, embedded component. Spread supports the current version of
the Microsoft .NET Framework and provides design-time support for the
current version of Visual Studio. It will also fully support the
upcoming release of Visual Studio 2010, scheduled for early next year. 

In addition to the new chart capabilities, Version 5 includes:

  • Lossless editing of Microsoft Excel files with macros and scripts.
  • Spreadsheet Designer with ribbon bar interface similar to Microsoft Office Excel 2007.
  • Designer usability enhancements, including a new Quick Start Wizard.
  • Spreadsheet cell type and editing enhancements, such as Tooltips for hyperlinks.
  • Additional statistical functions, such as conditional Sums, Averages and Counts.

Commenting on the release, Rick Williamson, GrapeCity’s General Manager of Developer Tools, said, “Spread for Windows Forms Version 5 features were based on extensive customer feedback and fully address the spreadsheet development needs of .NET Framework-based developers. In addition, our ActiveReports line of products enables our Spread customers to use the Microsoft .NET environment to open up their data for advanced reporting and business intelligence.”

“FarPoint Spread is another example of how easy it is for our customers and partners to use Visual Studio and the .NET Framework to build powerful data processing and analysis solutions,” said Cyrill Glockner, director of Business Development at Microsoft Corp. ”Microsoft is pleased to be working with partners like GrapeCity to deliver world-class developer tools to our customers.”


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