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Developer Tools - Spreadsheet Component
In addition to your programming language, what do you need to be a successful programmer? One part of the answer is the right set of tools, including many not provided as a part of the language distribution. The old saying "It's a poor carpenter who blames his tools!" may be true, but having good tools definitely gives a good programmer a head start.

Spreadsheet Component
I've found that a spreadsheet component is one of the most useful tools available for writing applications (graphics manipulation tools get my vote for the most useful).

I've had great success using a tool called Formula One ActiveX which has exceptional capabilities and is Excel compatible. Unfortunately it is no longer under development, although it is still available for purchase but at a price that makes it unaffordable only for corporate programmers with deep pockets.

Until I find a reasonably priced, powerful replacement, my recommendation for a tool in this category remains open. If you have a recommendation, please let me know.

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