I am very happy to announce the release of Spread Studio 7 v2! The most awesome and powerful set of development components on the planet just got even faster and more powerful, and they’re ready to power your applications now and far into the future. Get it today, right here:
What is Spread Studio 7?
Spread Studio 7 is ComponentOne’s most powerful suite of spreadsheet tools for application development, covering five major .NET platforms: Windows Forms, ASP.NET, WPF, Silverlight, and Windows 8 App Store application development.
Who is this release for?
This release is for everyone who needs awesome spreadsheet tools for business application development! And if you do .NET development for any of those five platforms listed above and aren’t already using Spread, you need to check out how versatile and powerful it is!
If you’re a current user of the Spread Studio 7 components, then 100% backwards-compatibility with earlier releases means your projects can upgrade to this new version just by changing the references.
What’s in this new release?
Lots and lots of things! This release includes new maintenance releases of Spread Windows Forms 7 and Spread ASP.NET 7, and major new releases of Spread WPF-Silverlight and Spread WinRT.
This is much more than a maintenance release for Spread Windows Forms 7 and Spread ASP.NET 7 – we’ve also added many enhancements across all platforms.
Major performance enhancements in this release make Spread faster than ever! Blazing Excel file import/export and formula parsing are now available for Windows Forms, WPF, Silverlight, and WinRT.
All components in this release are updated for Windows 8 and touch devices! Built-in support requires no code, and you can easily extend it with custom touch menu bar items or code in event handlers.
New charting support in Spread WPF, Spread Silverlight, and Spread WinRT vastly improves data visualization options, and charts can be imported from and exported to Excel documents.
Many, many other enhancements
Spread Windows Forms adds new enhancements for loading text files and combo box cells; Spread ASP.NET improves support for Chrome and Safari; and the WPF, Silverlight, and WinRT controls have many new features including charting, pictures, major performance enhancements, and much more. For more information about the enhancements added in each platform, please refer to the product pages and online demos:
New Web Installer!
The new Spread Studio for .NET web installer makes installing Spread faster and easier.
Spread Studio 7 v2 features a new web installer to speed your download experience and let you focus on exactly the platforms you want. You can select individual platforms, and save download time and hard drive space by using our great online documentation resources instead of installing the documentation locally. The installer will create a new trial license for Spread Studio 7 v2, which unlocks the controls for 30 days.
Do I need a new license for this release?
As noted above, the new web installer will automatically create a new trial license for all the components, so you can immediately begin using them in your projects even before you decide to purchase a license.
This release includes new versions of all the Spread components across all Spread Studio platforms, and there are some very important differences between the version changes and licensing changes in the platforms.
If you have already purchased Spread Studio 7 with the maintenance and support subscription, then this release is included under your support subscription, and you will be provided with a free license key for Spread Studio 7 v2. Our sales team will contact you to provide your free license key. You must enter the provided license key for Spread Studio 7 v2 to unlock the controls.
If you have already purchased Spread Studio 7, and did not purchase the maintenance and support subscription, then you will need to purchase a new license key for Spread Studio 7 v2. Please contact sales for upgrading.
If you have already purchased Spread Windows Forms 7 or Spread ASP.NET 7, then your installed licenses for those products will continue to work as before with the new builds of Spread Windows Forms 7 and Spread ASP.NET 7 included in Spread Studio v2. You can download and install the new releases using the above link, and you do NOT need a new license key. This release is a maintenance release of the Spread.NET controls (Windows Forms and ASP.NET).
If you have already purchased Spread WPF-Silverlight or Spread WinRT, then you will need to purchase a new license for the new version or purchase an upgrade license for Spread Studio 7 v2. This is a new major release of Spread WPF-Silverlight and Spread WinRT controls and introduces significantly improved features so a new license key is required.