[fpc-pascal] Suggestions for fpspreadsheet

Boris Samorodov bsam at ipt.ru
Sun Jan 11 14:32:53 CET 2009

Hello List,

On Sat, 10 Jan 2009 17:30:31 +0100 Felipe Monteiro de Carvalho wrote:

> I got some time and I decided to improve fpspreadsheet:
> http://wiki.lazarus.freepascal.org/FPSpreadsheet

> I wrote a OLE document generator, so now it is possible to generate
> Excel 5 spreasheets in any platforms (actually some lines of code are
> missing for big endian systems). And it supports numbers, text and
> formulas, as well as multiple worksheets in the same file. Excel 2
> support is also complete.

Very interesting. Thanks for your work!

> I have some more time, but I am not entirely sure what would really
> add value to the library, so I thougth I would ask possible users what
> they really need (I already have all the functionality I need). Some
> ideas I had are:

> * Add support to also read Excel 5 files

I'd vote for this one twice if possible. ;-)
As for the others they are interesting but not very important for me.

> * Add write support to other formats
> * More advanced formulas
> * Make charts (maybe too hard?)

> I went for Excel 5 because it's supported by nearly all spreadsheet
> software out there and has lot's of features.

> I am not saying I will implement any of this in a short time, just
> asking for suggestions =)


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