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Open Excel File from Windows Store App

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  • I am writing to determine if it is possible to open (or launch) an Excel file from a Windows Store application, perhaps from a built-in Launcher, etc.

    Thanks in advance for any insight, guidance;


    robert hellestrae

    Wednesday, July 2, 2014 7:30 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    If you want to open an excel file by a windows store app. There is no direct API in windows store app can handle excel file. You will need to find a third party component. Butif you want to launch a file into its default handler, please see  Launcher.LaunchFileAsync API. And you can refer to the link below:

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/xaml/hh779671.aspx

    Best Wishes!


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    Thursday, July 3, 2014 2:02 AM
  • You can use Syncfusion XlsIO for reading and writing Excel files. It works well!

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    • Marked as answer by rrobhelle Thursday, July 3, 2014 1:10 PM
    Thursday, July 3, 2014 5:43 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    If you want to open an excel file by a windows store app. There is no direct API in windows store app can handle excel file. You will need to find a third party component. Butif you want to launch a file into its default handler, please see  Launcher.LaunchFileAsync API. And you can refer to the link below:

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/xaml/hh779671.aspx

    Best Wishes!


    We are trying to better understand customer views on social support experience, so your participation in this interview project would be greatly appreciated if you have time. Thanks for helping make community forums a great place. <br/> Click <a href="http://support.microsoft.com/common/survey.aspx?showpage=1&scid=sw%3Ben%3B3559&theme=tech"> HERE</a> to participate the survey.



    Thursday, July 3, 2014 2:02 AM
  • You can use Syncfusion XlsIO for reading and writing Excel files. It works well!

    -- Vishal Kaushik --

    Please 'Mark as Answer' if my post answers your question and 'Vote as Helpful' if it helps you. Happy Coding!!!

    • Marked as answer by rrobhelle Thursday, July 3, 2014 1:10 PM
    Thursday, July 3, 2014 5:43 AM