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The leading spreadsheet component for Windows development - and now Internet based development


10 September 2001 (DS9901) - Developer Solutions, the main value-added distributor of Web and Windows development tools in the UK, announces the shipment of Spread 3.5 from FarPoint Technologies. This upgrade advances the scripting ability of Spread by adding and ammending 27 methods and 20 events; making Spread a fully function Spreadsheet component available to all web developers in addition to the exisiting Windowing capabilities. Other features and ehancements in Spread 3.5 keep up with Microsoft's Excel development so commonalities run between the two:


* Cells in the Spread control can have notes associated with them

* The Spread control can display scroll tips as users move the scroll box

* You can export a range of cells or the entire spreadsheet in XML format to a file or a buffer

* Users can sort by clicking column headers using built-in sort

* Print a spreadsheet to an owner-defined area of the page, allowing you to print multiple items on a single page.

* Cells can display ellipsis points when left-aligned text is too long to fit in the cell

* New mathematical and other functions are provided by the Calc Engine

* Improved Spread Designer

* Set the pop-up calendar text for a specific Spread control

* Export a range of cells or the entire spreadsheet in ASCII text format to a file and specify the delimiters you want to use to separate your data in the file


Pricing: Spread 3.5 retails at £325 + VAT from Developer Solutions on 10364 654222 and upgrades start from £45 + VAT.


"Spread 3 is one of our best selling components and now that FarPoint has increased the functionality in version 3.5, we believe it is probably the most customisable spreadsheet/grid component you can incorporate into your application today. It lets you do so much -- from importing or exporting Excel files, displaying a spreadsheet on your Web page to exporting the data as HTML or XML" comments Adrian Handley, Developer Solutions Managing Director.


Using FarPoint's Spread 3.5 it is to easily incorporate advanced grid and high-level spreadsheet features into your applications. You get unmatched flexibility at the cell level for maximum control over the display and entry of the data, plenty of events to respond to user changes and an impressive feature list for everything in between; including import/export capabilities, enhanced printing, 12 cell types, formulas, plus many more features you'd expect from the market-leading component.



About Developer Solutions: Developer Solutions Ltd. supplies users and developers with an extensive range of some of the leading Windows and Web programming tools on today's market. It acts as value added distributor in the UK for products that include Seagate Software's database reporting software, Crystal Reports, together with the tools for application and Internet/intranet development from BeCubed Software, Bits per Second, FarPoint Technologies, HAHT Software, HiT Software, Infragistics, LEAD Technologies, Pervasive Software, and SoftVelocity. In addition to this extensive product portfolio Developer solutions has a team of highly experienced consultants, developers and trainers as well as a dedicated technical support centre to ensure it offers the definitive solution in software development. The company is based in Ashburton, Devon.

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Adrian Handley, Developer Solutions, Tel: 01364 654222 Fax: 01364 652288
Mailto:adrian.handley@developer-solutions.co.uk

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