Excel Inspired Spreadsheet for WinForms

Create, read and write Excel and OpenXML files.

The DevExpress WinForms Spreadsheet control allows you to create high-impact business data analysis solutions that emulate the look, feel and capabilities of Microsoft Excel®. It includes full integration with the DevExpress Ribbon control so you can deliver Excel inspired functionality with minimal effort.

Our WinForms Spreadsheet control displays Excel workbooks containing formulas, data sources, pivot tables, charts, and other advanced Excel capabilities with a great deal of precision. It supports the same file formats as nearly every version of Microsoft Excel:

  • BIFF5
  • CSV
  • TXT


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Print / Export to PDF

The easiest way to print your workbook.

Turn the contents of your workbook or specific worksheets into a printed report or file with a simple method call or using the Print Dialog. Use built-in dialogs to customize page margins, document orientation, paper size and many other page settings.

You can also shrink a worksheet to fit on one or multiple pages, insert row and column page breaks, add headers and footers, incorporate page numbers, current date and file name to printed worksheets.

And of course, our WinForms Spreadsheet can also convert workbooks to PDF and HTML.

Print and Export to PDF / HTML - WinForms Spreadsheet Control, DevExpress

Mail Merge

Create multiple documents at once.

Automatically create multiple documents based on a single template and include unique data from a data source. Integrated mail merge tools include:

  • Mail Merge Ribbon UI
  • Mail Merge Design View
  • Field List Panel
  • Parameters Panel

Our Spreadsheet Mail Merge Data Source Wizard allows you to connect to various data source types (Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Access, Entity Framework, etc.), and save the template with the bound data source to a file (XLS/XLSX format). This template can then be used to quickly create new documents and reports as needed.


Mail Merge - WinForms Spreadsheet Control, DevExpress

400+ Functions

Excel compatible functions are built-in

Over 400 built-in functions (mathematical, statistical, financial, logical, etc.) with array formular support allow you to enter formulas and perform calculations of any complexity. You can use basic mathematical functions to aggregate data within a spreadsheet or create complex formulas with statistical, engineering, and financial functions for advanced data analysis.

Spreadsheet API allows you to create your own functions. Custom functions are available for all spreadsheet calculations, and can be used in formulas.

RTD Function
Our WinForms Spreadsheet includes RTD (Real-Time Data) function support.
See how easy it is to connect to your favorite RTD provider.

Formula AutoComplete
Eliminate typing and syntax errors when creating and editing formulas with the built-in Formula AutoComplete feature.

Excel Inspired Functions / Formulas - WinForms Spreadsheet Control, DevExpress

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Spreadsheet Documents & Worksheets

Protection & Encryption

Use document protection and password encryption to prevent unauthorized access.

Protection & Encryption

Use password encryption to prevent unauthorized users from opening or modifying your workbooks. You can also restrict changes to workbooks, worksheets, and specific ranges. In a protected workbook, users are not allowed to add, delete or rename worksheets.

Various sheets can have different protection levels. For instance, a range can be unlocked for specific users while other users may be prompted for a password.

Data Binding

ADO.NET / SQL / Custom Objects

Data Binding

Bind a worksheet or cell range to various data source types: ADO.NET data sets, SQL databases, custom objects, etc. A cell range can also be used as a data source for any data-aware control. All data modifications in a worksheet are immediately propagated to bound controls. Changes made within external controls are immediately reflected in the worksheet.


Excel-Inspired Comments


You can annotate worksheets by using comments. End-users can add new comments, edit, hide or delete existing comments, move and resize the comment box.
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Analyze, Shape and Format Spreasheet Data

Pivot Tables

Summarize, analyze, explore, and present your worksheet data.

Pivot Tables

Embed an Excel-like pivot table engineered for multi-dimensional data analysis and cross-tab reporting. Pivot Tables are highly flexible and can be quickly adjusted depending on how you need to display your results.

Charts & Sparklines

Present information graphically within worksheets.

Charts & Sparklines

Summarize worksheet data visually using sparklines or a comprehensive collection of charts.

Sorting & Filtering Data

Sort and filter data against worksheet columns.

Sorting & Filtering Data

You can sort spreadsheet data against any number of columns. Treat cell values as text (to sort alphabetically, according to the current culture), numbers, or date-time values.

You can filter data in a range or table. Using built-in comparison operators such as 'greater than' and 'begins with' you can show the data you want and hide the rest.

Text Search & Highlighting

Find / Replace

Text Search & Highlighting

A simple and quick way to find cell values. The 'Find and Replace' dialog removes all complexities associated with data searching. This dialog allows users to enter a search string and initiate a search against all values displayed in the worksheet.

Conditional Formatting

Highlight cell values for maximum data clarity.

Conditional Formatting

Conditional Formatting allows you to highlight cells based on specified criteria without writing a single line of code. Cells can be highlighted with data bars, icons and predefined color scales. At runtime, end-users can easily apply style conditions by activating the popup menu.


Arrange related columns or rows into groups and display summaries for each group.


When you outline worksheet data, you group it into different levels based on column and row headings. Once applied, you can expand the outline to view any pertinent detail data by clicking a plus sign. To collapse a group of cells, click a minus sign.

You can click level symbols (numbers) to collapse or expand all groups at a given level.

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Spreadsheet Customization

Data Editing

Deliver high-impact data editing experiences within your apps.

Data Editing

Embed custom data editors into worksheet cells. Use predefined controls or handle the 'CustomCellEdit' event and assign your own editor to a cell.

Data Validation

Reduce data entry errors and visually inform users of invalid input.

Data Validation

An error message is automatically displayed if a value violates the restrictions you've specified. You can use predefined validation rules or implement them manually using Data Validation API.

Custom Draw

Draw worksheet cells, row and column headers manually.

Custom Draw

Custom Draw
You can custom draw worksheet cells, row and column headers by handling the 'CustomDrawCell' and 'CustomDrawCellBackground' events.


Display master-detail relationships of any complexity.


Create master-detail reports without writing code.

Rotated Text

Align text properly.

Rotated Text

You can rotate text within individual spreadsheet cells. Rotated text can be printed and exported to PDF format.

Cell Formatting & Styles

Create professional-looking worksheets that display your data effectively.

Cell Formatting & Styles

Create professional-looking worksheets that display your data effectively. You can use cell styles to apply predefined formats, and other manual formatting features to highlight important data.

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