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GemBox.Spreadsheet 3.9 Released

We have released a new version of our spreadsheet component for easy and efficient spreadsheet automation in .NET without Microsoft Excel – GemBox.Spreadsheet 3.9.

New in GemBox.Spreadsheet 3.9:

  • Major overhaul of internal implementation and public API. As a result, memory consumption is lowered almost by half which means that you can load twice larger files than with previous versions. Public API exposes additional members like ExcelCell.Row and ExcelCell.Column without any memory overhead.
  • Complete rewrite of cell formatting code. Cell formatting API remains unchanged, but behavior is now identical to MS Excel‘s. For more details, see remarks of CellStyle type.
  • New features in cell formatting:
  • Support for PDF encryption.
  • Simplified API.
  • Improved help documentation.
  • Fixed various other small issues and nuisances.

For more details about specific features, see our GemBox.Spreadsheet Sample Explorer.

We hope that new GemBox.Spreadsheet will add a greater value to your spreadsheet processing / reporting applications.

December 23, 2014 Filled in: GemBox.Spreadsheet, News

Discontinuation of Site Wide License

From December 24, 2014 we are discontinuing Site Wide License.

There are few reasons for that:

  • Lots of our users are distributed teams. Site Wide License which is tied to physical location doesn’t work for them.
  • There were many situations where company has several locations so we had to make custom offer which includes several Site Wide Licenses plus several 1 Developer Licenses. That was also a big hassle.
  • Sometimes it was hard to define to which office (physical location) some developer belongs.

At the end we decided to simplify the process and make it transparent.

You only need to know how many developers will work on project that uses our component and then you need to either purchase:

  • 1 Developer License for every developer.
  • Small Team License Pack (up to 10 developers) which is nothing more than discounted package of 1 Developer Licenses.
  • Large Team License Pack (up to 50 developers) which is nothing more than discounted package of 1 Developer Licenses.
  • You can also combine license packs.

All Site Wide Licenses that were bought are still valid and we’ll honor all right that arise from them. When owners of Site Wide License decide to purchase an upgrade to newer version of our component (or to renew free technical support) they can purchase an upgrade to either Small Team License Pack or to Large Team License Pack (depending on number of developers that need to be covered with the license).

To read more about licenses visit Knowledgebase Licensing questions section or contact our sales department.

December 23, 2014 Filled in: GemBox.Document, GemBox.Spreadsheet, News

New GemBox.Document 2.3 Release with RTF and Form Fields support

We have just released a new setup, help and Sample Explorer for GemBox.Document 2.3 with following improvements:

Go to GemBox.Document bug fixes page to download the latest bug-fix.

July 25, 2014 Filled in: GemBox.Document, News

New GemBox.Spreadsheet 3.7 Release with Charts support

We have just released a new setup, help and Sample Explorer for GemBox.Spreadsheet 3.7 with a support for Charts (graphs).

Following charts are supported:

  • Clustered Column, Stacked Column, 100% Stacked Column,
  • Clustered Bar, Stacked Bar, 100% Stacked Bar,
  • Line, Stacked Line, 100% Stacked Line,
  • Area, Stacked Area, 100% Stacked Area,
  • Pie.

Charts are supported in XLSX, HTML, PDF, XPS and image formats.

Charts can be printed or exported to PDF, XPS and image formats as explained in export drawing help section or shown in chart components sample.

For more information, check out Charts help page and Charts samples.

Go to GemBox.Spreadsheet bug fixes page to download the latest bug-fix.

June 12, 2014 Filled in: GemBox.Spreadsheet, News

New Customer Support Service

For some time now we have been working on improving our support service and we have released a new GemBox Support Center.
We have taken this initiative in order to improve our customer support, to simplify the process of feature requesting, to increase the available GemBox components resources and to enable our users to see currently developing features.
We are greatly pleased at how fast a great number of users have adjusted to it and started using it.

We have introduced new support pages:

We have also introduced new knowledgebase pages:

Note that we will continuously work on adding new content to our knowledgebase.

Not only that, we have also introduced new feedback pages:

We want to simplify the process of feature requesting as much as possible.
Note that your feedbacks are really important to us so please feel free to create any feature request or vote for any existing ones.

And finally, we have introduced a new ticket based system to our support service: whether you have a question or an issue, feel free to submit a ticket on our new “contact us” page and we will provide help.

May 26, 2014 Filled in: GemBox.Document, GemBox.Spreadsheet, News

Our New Recruitment Testing Product: TestDome.com

Screening candidates is such a pain in the neck. Every time we make a public job posting for C# developer, 50+ candidates apply. Shockingly, 90% of them can’t program at all. I have wasted hours and hours reading resumes and talking with candidates who are no good.

Not anymore.

We just released TestDome, a new website for online programming tests. You can create a live coding test with any set of skills and email it to candidates in less than 5 min. Candidates will need to solve real, non-trivial programming problems which can’t be cheated by googling answers. For example, this question just says “Fix the bugs” and gives you the code. If you can’t find and fix the bugs in 20 min, sorry, you are not a fit for our company.

The result?

I don’t read resumes anymore. Let me repeat: I don’t read resumes. They are an exercise in creative writing, send them to your high-school English teacher. I don’t do phone screens. I send the same test to all the candidates. If they pass the test, only then do I call them for a long interview where we talk about their work history, motivation and expertise. Facebook does the same. Google does similar coding challenges. And now your company, no matter how small can do the same for only $10 per candidate.

Currently we have Java Programming Test and C# Programming Test, this year we plan to add many more (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, iOS, Android, PHP). Hope you like it, let me know your thoughts.

Zeljko, GemBox Software Founder

February 26, 2014 Filled in: News

New GemBox.Spreadsheet 3.7 and GemBox.Document 2.3

We have just released a new bug-fix, help and Sample Explorer for GemBox.Spreadsheet 3.7 and GemBox.Document 2.3.
GemBox.Spreadsheet 3.7 improvements:

GemBox.Document 2.3 improvements:

We hope that you like the new features. If you have any feedback, feel free to send us an e-mail.

February 17, 2014 Filled in: GemBox.Document, GemBox.Spreadsheet, News

New GemBox.Document 2.3 Release

We have just released a new bug-fix and help for GemBox.Document 2.3 with following improvements:

We hope that you like the new features. If you have any feedback, feel free to send us an e-mail.

November 26, 2013 Filled in: GemBox.Document, News

GemBox.Document 2.3 Released

We have released a new version of our document component for easy and efficient document processing in .NET without Microsoft Word – GemBox.Document 2.3.

New in GemBox.Document 2.3:

For more details go to GemBox.Document features page or use GemBox.Document Sample Explorer.

If you have any questions, complaints or suggestions, drop as an email.

We hope that new GemBox.Document features will add a greater value to your document processing / reporting applications.

September 4, 2013 Filled in: GemBox.Document, News

New GemBox.Document 2.1 Release

We have just released a new setup and help for GemBox.Document 2.1 with following improvements:

We hope that you like the new features. If you have any feedback, feel free to send us an e-mail.

June 17, 2013 Filled in: GemBox.Document, News