Any plans for an Excel component with more options?

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  1. danparker276
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    Posted 13 Aug 2011 Link to this post

    Some things I'd like to do is set the print and page options, like margins and landscape, zoom.  Set the column to autofit and write cells row by row with  a good api.  There are some other 3rd party software that will do this, but I don't want to add anything else.
    My application is OOB and I could use the COM object, but I'm afraid that will slow down my application.  I guess I could put a try and catch with an error message if the user doesn't have excel on their system.
    I could also use the COM object on the server and send it in a WCF service, but is it ok to use a com object on a webserver?
    Should I be this afraid to use the COM object.
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    Pana
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    Posted 19 Aug 2011 Link to this post

    Hi,

    We are currently working on PivotTable as well as you could use the GridView but I guess this is not what you are after. I am not aware of current plans for Excel like control in the near feature but we will definitely release one in future (I guess a prototype may be available for Q1).

    I would rather compose a page with the controls we already have and print it instead if I am using Silverlight. You could also consider using the Telerik Reporting.

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    Pana
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  4. danparker276
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    Posted 19 Aug 2011 Link to this post

    That's fine, it's something not many people need.  There's Open XML for excel 2007 which I could use, but our clients still use office 2003.  I found a different solution.
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    Posted 22 Aug 2011 Link to this post

    Hello,

    I am glad you have found a solution.
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    Pana
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