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Hi everybody!

Please advise me some easy-to-use library to work with Excel in .NET. What I need to do:

1. Create workbook with multiple sheets.
2. Fill it with data.

Don't want to use standard built-in COM library to write lousy code like:

Excel.Workbook wb = 
    Type.Missing, 3, Excel.XlTextParsingType.xlDelimited, 
    Type.Missing, Type.Missing, Type.Missing, True, 
    Type.Missing, Type.Missing, Type.Missing, 
    Type.Missing, Type.Missing, Type.Missing, 
    Type.Missing, Type.Missing, Type.Missing);

LINQ to Excel just retreives data and allows to perform queries.

Thanks in advance.
Posted 28-Mar-11 7:53am
Mark Nischalke 28-Mar-11 13:18pm
What version(s) of Excel are you supporting? The "lousy" COM code may be all you have.
Pavel Yermalovich 28-Mar-11 13:37pm
It doesn't matter. I need generate at least some Excel version's file. I meant some wrapper for COM. I found different libraries but they generally suports queries but not creating.
digital man 28-Mar-11 14:00pm
I think you need to search here and on Google and I'm pretty sure you'll find what you need.
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Solution 2


i found this one very useful since it does not require to have Excel installed:[^]
Pavel Yermalovich 28-Mar-11 15:13pm
This is what I'm looking for. Thanks.
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Solution 1

Excel interop is one of the few places where I'd recommend VB.NET over C# purely because of VB.NET's ability to call method signatures with optional parameters. If you're more comfortable in C#, you can just create a class library in VB to wrap the functionality you want to use and import the library into your C# project.

That being said, there's also this: Excel Reader[^]

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