This post is the final part of a two-part series about our forthcoming Volume 3 release. In my previous post, I discussed a couple of our new features, which are all specific to Excel 2010. In this post, I will continue to discuss other new features that will be available with our Volume 3 release.
Linked Cells Support for Check Box
All check boxes can be optionally linked to a cell; any operation performed on a check box will update the value of the linked cell, making Excel form programming much easier. With the Volume 3 release, Essential XlsIO will offer support to both read and write linked cell values associated with the check box.
Sample Excel Form with Check Box and Other Form Controls
Microsoft Excel offers a huge set of features that include charts, formulas, pivot tables, form controls, and much more. Essential XlsIO offers 80-85 percent of these Excel features; hence, our XlsIO also exposes a huge set of APIs.
In an attempt to reduce the overall development time and learning curve, in 2010 Volume 3 we plan to introduce a simple and easy-to-use code generator utility. All you have to do is simply design an Excel file using MS Excel. Then load that Excel file into our code-generator utility. The utility will automatically generate either C# or VB code to create a similar Excel file using Essential XlsIO.
Also, if you click on a particular node in the left-side tree, then code will be generated that can be used to create a specific portion of a document. This really simplifies the process of document generation using XlsIO.