GemBox.Spreadsheet for Java – Retirement


GemBox.Spreadsheet for Java is a component that enables you to read, write, edit, and convert spreadsheet files from your applications using one simple API.

With GemBox.Spreadsheet for Java you get a fast and reliable component that’s easy to use. It requires only Java (version 8 or later), so you can deploy your application easily without having to think about other licenses.


We created GemBox.Spreadsheet for Java in 2018 to provide Java developers similar support that we offer for .NET developers. We moved all features we had in the .NET component to the Java version, except the rendering engine, and offered the Java version for less than half of the .NET version’s price.

Our plan was to attract new customers and to gradually move all .NET components we have to Java, including our rendering engine. Unfortunately, we didn’t manage to repeat the success we had with .NET components.

Because of low interest in the Java component, we decided to not invest further resources into Java components. Therefore we are officially retiring GemBox.Spreadsheet for Java.

All licenses that were purchased for GemBox.Spreadsheet for Java are still valid and will be valid forever. We won’t be selling new licenses or upgrades for them but if you are an existing customer and want to continue updating GemBox.Spreadsheet for Java yourself, contact us and we will provide you with the source code.