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What's New in Spread.NET v15.1

Pittsburgh, PA – May 03rd, 2022 GrapeCity, a global provider of award-winning enterprise software development tools, is pleased to announce the Spread. NET v15.1 software release. The highlights of Spread. NET v15.1 include a change in the baseline .NET framework reference, a new NuGet package for GrapeCity.Spread.WinForms.Design, support for setting built-in Theme Styles, and much more. These features expand developers’ capabilities within their .NET applications when building high-performance enterprise spreadsheets. Spread. NET v15.1 is now available as an upgrade for existing customers and a download for new customers on GrapeCity’s website. 

Since Microsoft has announced the end of Long Term Support (LTS) for .NET 4.5.2, all Spread. NET components will now be built using .NET 4.6.2 as the baseline .NET framework. All customers with projects still targeting .NET 4.5.2 will need to change the target framework version for their projects to .NET 4.6.2 or later. Part of the v15.1 release, the Spread. NET team has also dropped support for the .NET 5 platform target, as it was never included for LTS by Microsoft and will no longer be supported as of May 8th, 2022. Read the release article to learn more about the product requirements.

The Spread. NET v15.1 release introduces a new NuGet package, GrapeCity.Spread.WinForms.Design, which contains the Spread Designer run-time component and associated dialogs, as well as additional user interface elements. The package can be referenced when .NET developers want to expose the Spread Designer dialogs or show the Spread Designer in run-time inside an application. Visit the website to get started with the new NuGet package.

In the v15.1 release, the Spread Designer now supports setting built-in Theme Styles using the new Styles panel and drop-down in the ribbon bar. All the standard and essential Excel styles are available, and custom styles can be easily created and reused. Read the release announcement to learn more about the Cell Styles Gallery and how to get started.

About GrapeCity: GrapeCity is an award-winning Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and one of the world's largest providers of developer components. The company has over 850 employees and hundreds of thousands of customers worldwide. For over 30 years, GrapeCity has provided enterprises around the world with state-of-the-art developer tools and components, software services, and solutions. For more company information, visit the website.


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