Today, users expect their applications to provide them with a familiar, intuitive, comfortable user experience. And what is more familiar than Microsoft Excel? This Microsoft® Excel®-compatible spreadsheet component delivers Windows Forms and ASP.NET spreadsheets, MultiRow grid, stand-alone Chart, Formula Provider, and the Spread Designer run-time license. Spread.NET is the ideal solution for information sharing across the enterprise including financial modeling, budgeting, engineering, statistical applications, and more.
Why Choose Spread.NET?
Pioneering .NET Spreadsheet Component with Many Firsts
Spread introduced a number of technologies to Microsoft developers all over the world for the very first time, including the first full-featured spreadsheet component for Visual Basic, with the first spreadsheet designer, followed by Microsoft Visual Studio® .NET versions, and an array of new Excel-compatibility features and advanced customizations.
Microsoft Excel Compatible
You can import data from and export data with formatting to Microsoft Excel, for individual spreadsheets and entire workbooks. Spread supports several versions of Excel and several file types, including Excel files (XLS, XLSX), comma-delimited files (CSV), and text files (TXT).
Chart Control and Integrated Spreadsheet Charting
Spread for .NET includes full-featured 2D and 3D charts. Chart types include Column, Line, Pie, Bar, Area, XY, Bubble, Stock, XYZ, Doughnut, Radar, and Polar. You can add charts using code, the Spread Designer, or the Chart Designer. You can also bind charts and let the end user make changes to the chart at run time just as they would in Microsoft Excel.
Almost Unlimited Customization
Spread is the world's most powerful spreadsheet component for .NET. It offers an extensive code-behind, event-based API, plus the ability to customize almost any element of the user interface or application behavior at run time.
Intuitive Designers for .NET
Spread comes with an easy-to-use, intuitive spreadsheet designer that makes designing detailed spreadsheets and user screens a snap without writing a single line of code. The provided Chart Designer makes it easy to design stunning charts and spreadsheet dashboards by allowing almost unlimited customization of your charts.
Flexible Data Binding Support
Spread allows you to bind to a variety of data sources - including run-time unbound data. It supports binding spreadsheets to enterprise databases and .NET collections. You can also bind a sheet, column, or cell range.
You can customize the printing of your spreadsheets with many different printing options. For example, you can have colors and images in headers and footers. You can print parts of the sheet as needed. You can also print to a Portable Document Format (PDF) file.
Quality Tested by Tens of Thousands of Users
More than a decade ago, Spread became the first spreadsheet component to work inside the Visual Basic IDE. Since then, the COM version - and now the .NET version - have not only been used by tens of thousands of developers globally.
Rich Collection of Tools
Spread for .NET includes the Spread Designer Tool, complete with Microsoft Office 2007-style look and feel, the Chart Designer, FormulaTextBox and FormulaProvider, Microsoft Visual Studio-integrated designers and property editors, charts, Microsoft Excel import/export APIs, and a comprehensive SDK.
World Class Performance and Quality
The new version contains a number of improvements to enhance the performance and quality of the spreadsheet engine, making it better, faster, and smarter than ever b