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Aspose vs Office Components

Hi!

Could you please provide a short comparison between Aspose suite of products and MS Office Web Components? (with indepth focus on generating Excel files)

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=7287252C-402E-4F72-97A5-E0FD290D4B76&displaylang=en

Thank you!
Sincerely,
Igor

Hi Igor,

I can’t answer the in depth technical aspects of your question (I’ll leave that to the developers), but you may find this article answers many of your questions regarding some of the issues with Office Components.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;317316

Thanks, but this article is about old office components. New version(Office 2003 Components) was released in July 2004.

TimUSA wrote:
Hi Igor,

I can’t answer the in depth technical aspects of your question (I’ll leave that to the developers), but you may find this article answers many of your questions regarding some of the issues with Office Components.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;317316

SOrry about that, since you didn't specify a version of Office, I posted that article. Keep in mind that the new components are COM objects. They will encounter the same problems as the old versions.

I'll let the developers further answer your questions.

Hi Igor,

Please refer to http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q257757.

Office Web Components(OWC) are a collection of Component Object Model (COM) controls for publishing spreadsheets, charts, and databases to the Web. They don’t correspond to Aspose.Excel, but Aspose.Excel.Web.

Many users choose Aspose.Excel because they don’t want to install Office on their web server. They find the office server-side component cannot meet they requirement on performance, stability and scalability.

Aspose.Excel is a pure dotnet spreadsheet creation engine. It utilizes the benefit of dotnet environment. It has already been used in many web servers to create thousands of spreadsheets every day.

Igor,

In addition to having to have Excel on the web server there is another downside to the Office Web Components (2003). The client machine must have a Excel 2003 license installed or the user cannot manipulate the data. It is read only. With Aspose.Excel you can save the workbook as an Excel 97 workbook and the client does not have to upgrade his/her version of Excel. All of our clients already have at least Excel 97.

We considered both products and I am very happy that I found out about Aspose.Excel.

Rick Schoenborn