Public API Changes in Aspose.Cells 8.7.2

Added APIs

Extended the Default Calculation Engine

Aspose.Cells APIs have powerful calculation engine that can calculate almost all of the Microsoft Excel functions. Moreover, the Aspose.Cells APIs now allow to extend the default calculation engine to meet custom calculation requirements of any application.

Following APIs have been added with the release of Aspose.Cells for .NET 8.7.2.

  1. AbstractCalculationEngine Class
  2. CalculationData Class
  3. CalculationOptions.CustomEngine Property

Following is the simple usage scenario.


 public class MyEngine : AbstractCalculationEngine


    public override void Calculate(CalculationData data)


        string funcName = data.FunctionName.ToUpper();

        if ("MYFUNC".Equals(funcName))


            //do calculation for MYFUNC here

            int count = data.ParamCount;

            object res = null;

            for (int i = 0; i < count; i++)


                object pv = data.GetParamValue(i);

                if (pv is ReferredArea)


                    ReferredArea ra = (ReferredArea)pv;

                    pv = ra.GetValue(0, 0);


                //process the parameter here

                //res = ...;


            data.CalculatedValue = res;




Added Overloaded Indexer for TextBoxCollection

Aspose.Cells for .NET 8.7.2 has exposed the overloaded indexed for the TextBoxCollection class in order to access the instance of TextBox using its name as string.

Simple usage scenario looks as follow.


 //Create an instance of Workbook

Workbook workbook = new Workbook();

//Access the first Worksheet from the collection

Worksheet sheet = workbook.Worksheets[0];

//Add a TextBox to the collection

int idx = sheet.TextBoxes.Add(10, 10, 10, 10);

//Access the TextBox using its index

TextBox box = sheet.TextBoxes[idx];

//Set the name for the TextBox

box.Name = "MyTextBox";

//Access the same TextBox via its name

box = sheet.TextBoxes["MyTextBox"];

Added OnAfterColumnFilter Event for GridWeb

Aspose.Cells.GridWeb for .NET 8.7.2 has exposed the OnAfterColumnFilter event which serves as callback to the filtering mechanism done through the Aspose.Cells.GridWeb UI. As the name suggests, the event is triggered after the column filtering is applied and can be used to get the filtering information such as column index on which filter was applied and selected filter value.

Simple usage scenario looks as follow.


 protected void GridWeb1_AfterColumnFilter(object sender, Aspose.Cells.GridWeb.RowColumnEventArgs e)


    string msg = "Column index: " + (e.Num) + ", Filtered Value:" + e.Argument;