ComponentOne a division of GrapeCity, the largest component solution provider in the Microsoft Visual Studio Partner Ecosystem, today announced the first 2014 release for its Spread product line. ComponentOne Spread Studio for .NET is a spreadsheet solution that allows developers to embed the powerful spreadsheet functionality similar to Microsoft® Excel® into their .NET applications without any Excel dependencies. The studio collection includes spreadsheet controls for five platforms: Window Forms, ASP.NET, WPF, WinRT, and Silverlight.

“Spread has become the world’s #1 selling spreadsheet/grid component for Microsoft Visual Studio Windows Forms, ASP.NET, WPF, WinRT, and Silverlight development for a reason,” said Sean Lawyer, product manager at ComponentOne. “With Spread, we deliver 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.

Spread Studio for .NET 7 v3 includes support for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 in Spread for WinForms, Spread for ASP.NET, Spread WPF-Silverlight, and Spread WinRT, while providing design time support for these products in Visual Studio 2013. In addition, the ComponentOne website highlights that Spread for ASP.NET now supports Internet Explorer 11.

“We are committed to supporting the latest Web standards and technologies and in this release we’ve provided new platform support for all products,” said Lawyer.
ComponentOne’s Spread product line has quite a legacy and is known for providing a flexible and familiar spreadsheet/grid architecture. From advanced charting to its powerful formula library, Spread users can create financial modeling, risk analysis, budgeting, insurance, scientific, and many other applications.

The company offers no-charge, limited day trials of its Spread products, which may be downloaded at Online visitors may also access tutorials, forums, documentation, and videos as part of the ComponentOne experience.