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The UWP Spreadsheet control is an Excel-inspired control that allows you to create, edit, view, and format Microsoft Excel files without having Excel installed. It provides an integrated ribbon to cover any possible business scenario and easily maximize it. In addition, it supports built-in calculation engine with more than 400+ of the most widely used formulas. It is built with .NET Excel library (Essential XlsIO), which features a full-fledged object model similar to the Microsoft Office Automation libraries.

Read, edit, and write Excel files, compatible with versions 97 to 2016

Read and write all popular Excel file formats, including XLS and XLSX. A file can be opened in one format and saved in another format.

UWP Spreadsheet with compatible with versions 97 to 2016

Experience Excel like Ribbon UI

  • The spreadsheet ribbon provides a familiar, Excel-like user interface to help end users work with Excel files.
  • The ribbon can easily be customized to manipulate Excel workbooks based on application requirements.
  • Allows you to create your own ribbon or toolbar to manipulate Excel workbooks using predefined commands of the control.

Customizable Excel like ribbon UI for UWP Spreadsheet control

High performance

Load and manipulate workbooks in UWP Spreadsheet

Instant loading

Load and manipulate Excel-like workbooks with a large amount of data and any number of worksheets in less time with minimal memory consumption.

Smooth scrolling in UWP Spreadsheet

Smooth scrolling

Provides a smooth scrolling experience even with many cells in the view.

Excel-compatible functions in UWP Spreadsheet

Formula calculation

Fast and efficient calculation engine with more than 400+ Excel-compatible functions.

Data editing

Excel like editing in UWP Spreadsheet

Data editing

Allows adding, editing, and removing formulas in a cell. Additionally, users can select the range reference directly using a mouse or keyboard when entering formulas, just like Excel.

Data validation for a cell or range of cells in UWP Spreadsheet

Data validation

Validate the edited values based on the data validation rules defined for a cell or range of cells. Data validation can be applied with operators, alert messages, custom formulas, and drop-down lists.

Excel like undo and redo operations for UWP Spreadsheet

Undo and redo

Undo and redo changes can be made in an Excel workbook. Similarly, there is no limit to the number of undo and redo operations in spreadsheet.

Excel like clipboard operations in UWP Spreadsheet

Clipboard operations

Allow users to enable Excel-like paste option to paste a value or formula with or without formatting.

Excel like fill series of a value or format in UWP Spreadsheet


Easily fill or copy a series or pattern of values and formats in the neighboring cells in any direction.

Provides built-in support for hyperlinks and bookmarks. Additionally, supports navigation through bookmarks to a specific cell or range of cells in a workbook like Excel.

Adding hyperlinks and bookmarks to a cell like Excel in UWP Spreadsheet

Efficient formula calculations

A wide range of formulas is available with cross-sheet references, named ranges, table formulas, and array formula support.

Excel like calculation for UWP Spreadsheet

Built-in functions

The built-in calculation engine is preloaded with more than 400+ Excel-compatible functions covering a broad range of business scenarios.

Auto calculation for UWP Spreadsheet

Auto calculation

Cell values are recalculated when a precedent cell is edited.

Define names for cell references in UWP Spreadsheet

Named ranges

Named ranges can be used in formulas as substitutes for cell references. The built-in name manager allows you to add, edit, and delete names.

Styles and data formatting

Excel like font styles for UWP Spreadsheet


Import and modify various font formatting options like font size, font family, font styles, font color, and fill color.

Excel like alignment and orientation styles for UWP Spreadsheet

Align and merge cells

Import and modify various alignments, merged cells, and wrap settings from Excel.

Excel like number formats in UWP Spreadsheet

Number formats

Import and modify number formats such as currency, percentage, short date, long date, time, fraction, scientific, and custom number formats similar to Excel.

Excel like built-in styles and table formats for UWP Spreadsheet

Table formats and built-in styles

Import table formats and predefined cell styles from Excel. You can also format a range as a table and define cell styles at runtime.

Cell formatting for UWP Spreadsheet

Cell formatting

Support to insert, delete, hide, and unhide one or more rows and columns in worksheets. And support to adjust the row height and column width, import the adjusted row height and column width from Excel, fit rows and columns based on the content. Additionally, support to freeze a row, a column, and rows and columns in worksheets.

Conditional formatting

Helps you to visually explore and analyze data, detect critical issues, and identify patterns and trends.

Apply Excel like conditional styling to cells in UWP Spreadsheet

Conditional styling

Format the appearance of cells based on their value or values of other cells.

Apply Excel like data bars conditional formatting in UWP Spreadsheet

Data bars

Use gradient or solid data bars to easily spot the largest to the smallest numbers.

Apply Excel like color scales conditional formatting in UWP Spreadsheet

Color scales

Use color scales to understand data distribution and variations.

Apply Excel like icon sets conditional formatting in UWP Spreadsheet

Icon sets

Icon sets distinguish data in three to five categories based on the threshold value.

Outline (Group)

Import outlines and group or ungroup rows and columns at runtime.

Apply Excel like grouping in UWP Spreadsheet

Data shapes

Import charts from Excel to UWP Spreadsheet


Import charts from Excel that can be defined at runtime. This helps visually enhance the represented data.

Import sparklines from Excel to UWP Spreadsheet


Import sparklines from excel to visually represent data in a row.

Import images from Excel to UWP Spreadsheet


Import images from Excel and add images at runtime to the spreadsheet. Users can also resize and reposition the images.

Import textboxes from Excel to UWP Spreadsheet


Import rich text box from Excel and add it at runtime for editing formatting content. Users can also reposition the rich text box.

User friendly UI Interactions

Optimized touch interactions in UWP Spreadsheet

Touch optimized

The spreadsheet control is touch-optimized for all user interactions like Excel.

Excel like selection of cells, rows, columns and tables in UWP Spreadsheet

Excel-like selection

Select a range of cells, rows, columns, and tables. The spreadsheet control also supports all keyboard interactions with cell selections.

Excel like cell comments for UWP Spreadsheet

Cell comments

Supports importing, adding, editing, and deleting cell comments.

Excel like zooming the worksheet contents in UWP Spreadsheet


Zoom in and out of the worksheet content. Additionally, the zoom level can be imported and exported to and from Excel.

Context menu for cell and tab in UWP Spreadsheet

Context menu

Built-in support for cell and tab context menus. Also support to add your own custom context menu items.

Search and replace data in a workbook in UWP Spreadsheet

Find and replace

Search data in a workbook and replace it efficiently with advanced search options. Also select all the cells with formulas, conditional formatting, constants, and data validation.

Data management

Import and export data from various sources with the help of .NET Excel library (Essential XlsIO) as an intermediary.

Import and export data from different sources using XlsIO in the UWP Spreadsheet

Worksheet management

  • Insert, delete and rename: Insert and delete worksheets in a workbook. You can rename the worksheet by editing the UI or programmatically.
  • Hide and unhide: Hide and unhide worksheets in a workbook.
  • Gridlines: Customize the visibility and color of gridlines.
  • Headings: Control the visibility of row and column headers in a worksheet.

Excel like worksheet operations in UWP Spreadsheet

Protection and encryption

  • Protect worksheets with or without a password, and restrict user actions like row and column insertion, deletion, resizing, and more.
  • Protect the structure of a workbook.
  • Encrypt workbooks with a password to prevent users from opening them.

Excel like worksheets protection in UWP Spreadsheet


Localize all static text in the ribbon and built-in dialogs to any desired language.

UWP Spreadsheet localizes static texts in the ribbon and build-in dialogs


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