What was new in XLL Plus 6.3
XLL+ 6.3 contained some exciting new features and enhancements, including:
- Hidden regions
- Asynchronous functions
- XLL Wrapper Libraries
- Sample data feed application
- Value Lists
Almost all of the generated code is now surrounded by
#pragma region blocks.
This means that almost all of the implementation code for each add-in can be hidden,
and you need only see the code that is interesting - the function signature
and your own code.
We've considerably improved the performance and scalability of the asynchronous function model. You can now place thousands of asynchronous functions in a spreadsheet without degrading performance.
XLL Wrapper Libraries
Sometimes it is useful to be able to call your Excel add-in functions from other environments, such as command-line programs or interactive applications, written in C++, Java, C# or Visual Basic.
The Xll Wrapper toolkit contains tools, a runtime library, samples and documentation to help with the development of COM modules and .NET assemblies that wrap Excel XLL add-ins.
The add-in functions in the library are available as COM and .NET methods to client programs that use the wrapper modules.
The wrapper objects can be used by clients written in any development environment that supports COM or .NET, including C++, Java, C#, Visual Basic and VBA.
Sample data feed application
We've added a new sample application which demonstrates how to integrate a data feed into an Excel add-in for high-performance real-time data add-in, written in C++, and which supports array real-time values as well as scalar values.
The Value List Editor is now easier to use. You can copy and paste data to and from the dialog, so it's easy to edit lists in source code or in Excel, and paste them into the Value List Editor.
To see the enhancements and changes in earlier versions, use the links below.