WinForms Spreadsheet

Edit, Format and Protect Worksheet Data

The DevExpress WinForms Spreadsheet implements advanced data editing support, input validation, annotations and cell value formatting options. If required, you can protect worksheet data from unauthorized access and implement multiple user permission levels.

Data Editing

The following data editing functionality is available in the DevExpress Spreadsheet Control:

  • Formula bar
  • Predefined in-cell editors for List, Date-Time and Boolean values
  • Custom editors for worksheet cells (CustomCellEdit event)
  • Auto Fill
  • Copy / Cut / Paste / Paste Special
  • Move selected data to another location
  • Insert / Delete rows and columns
  • Redo / Undo
Data Editing

Data Validation

DevExpress Spreadsheet allows you to apply input validation rules to individual cell values or ranges using the control's API. End-users can do the same using the built-in Data Validation dialog.

  • Display customizable error messages
  • Limit data entry to pre-defined numbers/strings/dates
  • Highlight all invalid values
  • Clear all data validation from a cell range or worksheet
Data Validation

Format Cells

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.

Formatting options include:

  • Predefined Cell Styles and Formats
  • Style Flags
  • Rich Text Formatting
  • Format as Table
  • Conditional Formatting
  • Reuse and Clear Cell Formats
  • Custom Draw Worksheet Cells
Format Cells

Bind to Data

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.

How to: Bind a Spreadsheet to an MS SQL Server Database
How to: Bind a Data Grid to a Cell Range
How to Bind a Spreadsheet to a List of Objects

Bind to Data

Protection and Security

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.

Protection and Security

Restrict User Permissions

You can configure which actions are available to end-users and which are restricted. Unavailable operations will be hidden from corresponding context menus and disabled in Ribbon UI.

The following operations allow you to modify their availability:

  • Workbook Operations (Create, Open, Save, Print, etc.)
  • Worksheet Operations (Insert, Delete, Rename, Protect, Zoom, etc.)
  • Row and Column Operations (Insert, Delete, Hide, Resize, etc.)
  • Cell Operations (Drag, Move Range, Edit, Select, etc.)
  • Clipboard Operations (Copy, Cut, Paste)
Restrict User Permissions

Additional Info

WinForms Themes and App Skins

The DevExpress WinForms Subscription ships with over 50 custom designed and highly polished themes for your next WinForms application. You can use each of these themes easily, without modification or manipulate them using our free WinForms Skin-Theme Editor application. Learn more

Touch Enabled User Experience

Deliver elegant, touch-enabled WinForms applications using the platform you know and love. The WinForms Subscription helps you leverage your current investments and address customer needs via a comprehensive range of WinForms controls that support touch on both Windows 7 and Windows 10.

Sec 508 and Accessibility

The DevExpress WinForms Subscription makes it easy to create WinForms applications that meet government regulations regarding accessibility. Sec 508 and Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 support is available for key DevExpress WinForms controls. Download VPAT

Straightforward Localization

All DevExpress WinForms controls can be localized using satellite resource assemblies. DevExpress delivers satellite assemblies for a large variety of languages and cultures. To help you get started, resource files for four cultures are included in our installation: German, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish. If you need to modify our shipping resources or create satellite assemblies for a different language, simply use our Online Localization Service, a free tool for our active WinForms subscribers. Online Localization Service

Testing Support

The DevExpress Universal Subscription includes built-in support for Microsoft's CodedUI. Unlike many vendors claiming support for Coded UI through the simple use of MSAA, DevExpress controls go the extra mile to make certain that individual controls fully comply with Microsoft's testing framework. We don't simply support Coded UI; we support it to the maximum extent possible. Note: CodedUI support requires purchase of the DevExpress Universal Subscription. Learn more

MVVM Framework

The DevExpress MVVM Framework ships with features that are absent in WinForms, but essential to MVVM development. These missing features include bindings, commands, UI triggers, behaviors etc. Our Framework includes all of these along with a straightforward API to make WinForms app development more efficient. Learn more

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