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I want to make a C++ MS Windows app. I'm looking for some sort of library I can include in my project and extend as necessary. Source code would be ideal, but a nice binary library would be acceptable.

It needs the following.

Suitable for including in a commercial product. A reasonable license fee is acceptable.

Works for MS Windows.

Compatible with C++ and Visual Studio.

Text editing with syntax coloring.

Simple spreadsheet display of data with minimal functionality, edit in the cells, resize the columns, and coloring. I don't need any other stuff like formulas or any of the complicated stuff that a typical spreadsheet program would have. Just need to be able to display data nicely in many columns (say no more than 30) and up to 20,000 rows.

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Take a look at wxWidgets which is a GUI library with many components:

  • Available as source code & pre-built
  • Cross Platform - with a little care your application can be built for Windows, OS-X & Linux
  • Compatible with multiple compilers including Visual Studio
  • Has a liberal licence including the ability to sell applications that have been built with it
  • Has a long history but is still being actively developed.
  • Has comprehensive documentation & a helpful community
  • Includes a set of demo applications
  • Has just about everything you are asking for
  • Some screenshots of applications built with it are available here.
  • Has bindings for other languages

PySpread, which is a non-traditional database that can support tens of millions of rows is written with wxPython (the Python bindings to wxWidgets).

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"Crystal Reports" is the historical solution to making commercial quality reports. I suppose that it has its own configuration functionality and links to software like a .dll .

To develop a software that shows graphically rich reports would likely require loading up glossy images to lay over the output. Either that process or use black text on a white background with standard graphics.

  • That's not what the question asks for. – Nicolas Raoul Feb 14 at 5:33
  • Crystal Reports is a software recommendation. It is pre-built and will link with C++. – S Spring Feb 17 at 22:54

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