Spread is a feature-rich, high-performance spreadsheet component that can be embedded into .NET, ASP.NET, Silverlight, WPF, Windows Store and COM applications. Spread includes an integrated charting engine, full customisation, built-in calculation functions, data visualisations for building business dashboards and native Excel compatibility.
Spread is available in the following packages:
GrapeCity's flagship product. Includes spreadsheet components for WinForms, ASP.NET, WinRT and WPF.
The classic COM version of Spread for use in Visual Studio 6. Still full-featured, supported, and maintained.
Dashboard data visualisation
The data visualisation functionality provided in Spread gives your data a voice, for example use Sparklines to provide small, focused cell-level charts. Additional data visualisation is provided in Spread through: Chart support, conditional formatting, filtering and grouping.
Extensive customisation options
The Spread object model allows developers to customise UI elements and manage the behaviour of the control by extending built-in classes and assigning custom objects to Spread. Developers can use the controls to embed advanced Microsoft Excel-compatible spreadsheet features into their applications - features that would otherwise be considered impossible to achieve.
Flexible data binding support
Spread can bind to any .NET data source, and includes built-in support for displaying relational datasets. The run-time support for unbound rows and columns within bound data allows for inclusion of aggregated information or for performing what-if scenario analysis. Spread also supports binding a range of cells to a data source and providing a range of cells as a data source.
Time-tested by developers worldwide
As the first spreadsheet component on the market for Visual Basic, Spread has been used by tens of thousands of developers worldwide for the past 20 years. It's one of the few components to be successfully localised, sold, and supported in Japan, Europe, United States, and other parts of the world. While Spread has continued to evolve over the years, the development team has stayed true to the legacy and continues to support VB.NET for .NET products, and VB for the Spread COM product.
Embedded, programmable Microsoft Excel platform
Import Microsoft Excel documents and preserve complete formatting. Interact with the data in Spread from within your application, then export your spreadsheets to Microsoft Excel for portable distribution to your users. Spread supports the current versions of Excel as well as multiple Excel file formats, including Excel (2007 - current XLSX), Excel 97 (XLS), comma-delimited (CSV) and text (TXT).
Integrated spreadsheet chart control
Create expressive 2D and 3D charts within your spreadsheets. Select from various chart types, including: Column, Line, Pie, Bar, Area, XY, Bubble, Stock, XYZ, Doughnut, Radar, Polar. Add charts at design time using the Spread Designer and Chart Designer, or through code using the comprehensive Chart object model. Charts can be bound to external data sources, and you can allow end users to make changes to the chart formatting at run time.
Design time support for code-free development
The easy-to-use, intuitive Spread Designer makes designing detailed spreadsheets and input or datagrid display screens a snap. Without writing a single line of code, design new application forms or edit existing application forms using the Microsoft Excel-like, visual, drag-and-drop user interface. The built-in Chart Designer and UI-type editors make it easy to design stunning charts and spreadsheet dashboards.
Select from a wide range of printing options to customise the printing of your spreadsheets. Spread also supports printing to PDF documents. You can even take ultimate control of the printing in your code using the owner print drawing support to easily create reports on your data.
Strong public knowledge base
When you purchase Spread, you get a market leader. This means you get thorough documentation, technical support, and expert advice. Plus, be confident knowing that for nearly 20 years, over 100,000 developers have adopted and enriched Spread with their experience and skill, and have contributed to a global online knowledge base in the form of forum discussions, articles, and blogs.