On November 4th 2002, Airsoft Softwair, the hardest working men in code business, released Hollywood 1.0 for 68k AmigaOS. Originally advertised as a multimedia authoring solution, nobody would have expected back then that this software would turn into a cross-platform programming language for lots of platforms with dozens of plugins for all kinds of tasks. Now, 20 years later, Hollywood is still going strong, receives regular updates and new plugins, and is used by many people around the globe. All of this would not have been possible without the continued support of many Hollywood enthusiasts in the past 20 years. Only the positive feedback we received right from the start made us continue developing Hollywood into what it is today.
As a little "thank you", we proudly present yet another plugin for Hollywood: XLSX. The XLSX plugin makes it possible to conveniently read and write XLSX documents from Hollywood scripts. It offers a wide variety of functions to set and get cell values, cell types, cell formulas, document/worksheet properties and several other attributes. It also offers an iterator function for a high performance iteration of a large number of cells.
On top of that, the XLSX plugin also supports the new serialization interface introduced in Hollywood 9 which means that scripts can conveniently serialize Hollywood tables to XLSX documents by just a single call to Hollywood's SerializeTable() function. In the same manner scripts can also deserialize whole XLSX documents into Hollywood tables by a single call to Hollywood's DeserializeTable() function. It just doesn't get any easier!
Of course, the XLSX plugin also comes with detailed documentation in various formats and integrates seamlessly in the Hollywood IDE, including live help. The XLSX plugin is now available for free download from the official Hollywood portal
. Thanks to everybody for all the support in the past 20 years and here's to the next 20 years, cheers!
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