I just got a note that the next version of ManagedXLL has been released.
A few of us were begining to wonder if ManagedXLL was still going, so its great to hear they are. Maybe I’ll get an evaluation copy one day…
This ‘tools to create xlls easily’ marketplaces is really getting quite busy.
And I have been busy in this area too, doing lots of stuff
- with ExcelDNA (you can now pack everything you need into a single xll file for simple deployment),
- with Add-in Express (xlls, but also really simple COM add-ins) and
- with XLL+ (some neat tools for me, and some ultra fast UDFs, an ultra fast command add-in (way faster, more stable and less memory leaky than the VSTO one I did a few months back), the latest version has logging and performance monitoring and can do enum style arguments in the function wizard (and auto .chm generation -love that).
With all these great XLL tools there really is no excuse for writing crappy dog slow VBA UDFs. Most of them will happily work with VB.net, and convert it into something that is actually usable from Excel cells.
What xll stuff are you doing?