Do I need Office installed on a targetPC if it runs an app where Office.Interop.Excel is used? RRS feed

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  • Hi all,

    I am developing a simple app where I need to read data from an .xls file and then insert some data into a database. I am using Microsoft.Office.Interop.Excel reference to read from an Excel file. The app will run on 3 different PCs, and installing Office onto them would need purchasing 3 Office licenses.

    Is there any other way I can read from .xls without the need of having the Office installed on the target PC? Thanks.

    Monday, November 4, 2013 12:04 PM