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Using VSTO with Excel without it being on target machine RRS feed

  • Question

  • I need to be able to read data from an Excel spreadsheet into an application.  Ideally I need to be able to do this without Microsoft Excel being installed on the target machine.

    I am wondering if it is possible to develop some code using VSTO that can be used with the VSTO Runtime on the target machine to do this without Microsoft Excel being installed on the target machine as well?  I suspect the answer to this is no and that VTSO is used for developing addons to Excel but I don't know too much about this yet.

    Does Microsoft Excel have to be installed on a target machine as well as the VSTO runtime to develop with VSTO?

    If you use the latest version of VSTO, will this work with all older versions of Microsoft Excel for reading xls and xlsx files?

    Thursday, March 17, 2011 4:47 PM

Answers

  • Paul69,

    Sounds as a job for an Excel Reader like the one at the following URL:

    http://exceldatareader.codeplex.com/


    Kind regards, Dennis (http://xldennis.wordpress.com/)
    Thursday, March 17, 2011 10:40 PM