.NET APIs to manipulate Excel spreadsheets

Create, read, edit, convert, protect or print Excel spreadsheets including more than 10 file formats without installing Microsoft Excel

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Aspose.Cells for .NET

Aspose.Cells for .NET


Aspose.Cells for .NET is an Excel Spreadsheet Programming API allowing software developers to manipulate and convert spreadsheet files from within their own applications. A combination of APIs and GUI controls - Aspose.Cells for .NET speeds up Microsoft Excel programming and conversion.

The Excel spreadsheet API gives developers powerful tools for performing simple file conversions or more complex tasks. Developers have control over page layout, formatting, charts and formulas. They can read and write spreadsheet files and save out to a variety of image, portable and text file formats.

Aspose.Cells for .NET is fast and reliable. It saves time and effort compared to developing your own spreadsheet manipulation solution or using Microsoft Automation.


Advanced Excel Spreadsheet API Features

Unlike similar products from other vendors, Aspose.Cells for .NET not only supports spreadsheet generation and other basic file formatting features, it also supports a number of advanced features. These advanced features make it much easier for developers to manipulate spreadsheet contents, cell formatting and file protection. Aspose.Cells for .NET includes the following features:


Ability to save and open Excel files to and from streams


Send output to a client browser


Import and export data from a DataTable, DataView or Array


Import images and charts


Create images and charts through the product API


Import formulae from a designer spreadsheet


Configure page setup through the product API

It also supports a number of unique features that developers can only find in Aspose.Cells for .NET:


Support of the CSV format


Support for Office Open XML (OOXML).


Add a copy of an existing worksheet (with full contents, images and charts etc.) to a new file


Set the gradient background for charts through the product API


Create comments


Auto-filters and page breaks through the product API


Set complex formulae


Support conditional formatting


Support protection options introduced in Microsoft Excel XP


Manipulate named ranges


MS Excel 2010 sparklines


Digital Signatures


Support custom chart API


Formula calculation engine


Exporting worksheets to SVG files


Reading / writing large spreadsheets in light-weight mode


Re-sample images in Excel-to-PDF conversion


Tracing Precedents and Dependents


Create and manipulate Scenarios


Modify VBA code or Macros in the template file


Save ODS file in ODF 1.1 and 1.2 specifications


Optimize memory usage while working with large files via memory preference options


Many many more!

Generate Excel Spreadsheet in Any Platform – Any Development Environment

Aspose.Cells for .NET together with Aspose.Cells for Java cover the main development environments and deployment platforms in common use today. You can confidently use Aspose.Cells for .NET to build any type of a 32-bit or 64-bit .NET application including ASP.NET, web services and WinForms. Aspose.Cells for .NET API is easy to deploy without any dependencies (except on the .NET Framework itself).

It is also possible to use Aspose.Cells for .NET in pre-.NET technologies (like ASP) as a COM Wrapper. You can also use it with C/C++, Mono, PHP, Python etc.

Flexible Excel Worksheet Display Options

Aspose.Cells for .NET gives you complete control over page setup and allows you to manipulate a wide range of Excel Worksheet display options such as preview page breaks and the zoom level for the worksheet, control data visibility using freeze panes, set page orientation options, scaling, paper size, headers/footers, and print area etc.

Excel Security Options for Protecting Worksheets

Aspose.Cells for .NET offers a wide range of security features including support for Excel 2007 XLSX file encryption/decryption, protect contents, objects and scenarios of a worksheet and the ability to hide and unhide a worksheet.

Manipulate Rows and Columns within Excel Spreadsheets

Aspose.Cells for .NET allows you to manipulate rows and columns in many different ways. You can easily adjust row height and column width as required, auto size the width/height of cells according to contents, insert and delete, hide and unhide as well as group and ungroup rows and columns.

Worksheet Data Management

Aspose.Cells for .NET provides extensive support for data management. You can easily manipulate any cell in a worksheet at runtime, import data into worksheets from different data sources and export data to a DataTable.

Comprehensive Spreadsheet Formatting Support

Aspose.Cells for .NET gives you absolute control over how your data is presented by offering advanced formatting features. You can apply individual formatting to a worksheet, row, column, and cell. You can also add rich text to a single cell and apply different borders, background patterns and fonts. Conditional formatting can also be applied to cells.

Creating Charts in Excel

Aspose.Cells for .NET comes with complete support for charting and supports all standard chart types. You can easily add customized charts using the product API and dynamically set data for charts. Aspose.Cells for .NET also allows you to convert charts to images.

Extended Excel Graphics Capabilities

Aspose.Cells for .NET provides extensive graphical capabilities, allowing you to easily convert worksheets to images as well as adding images to worksheets at runtime.

Support for Many Different File Formats

Using Aspose.Cells for .NET, developers can easily open and save a multitude of file formats. These include:

  • Excel 97/2000/XP/2003/2007/2010/2013 (XLS/XLSX)
  • SpreadSheetML
  • Tab Delimited
  • CSV
  • Office Open XML (OOXML) SpreadsheetML file formats

Using Aspose.Cells for .NET you can also open encrypted Excel files. It is even possible to convert Excel documents into PDF format directly. Aspose.Cells for .NET also supports opening and saving of ODS (Open Document Spreadsheet) format files.

Aspose.Cells Grid Suite

Aspose.Cells for .NET also prodvides GUI controls for desktop and web applications. Following features are supported:

  • Desktop Control for Windows Forms Applications
  • Web Control for ASP.NET Web Forms Applications
  • Apply Formatting and Formulae
  • Import and Export (DataTable, DataView)
  • Open, save and edit the Excel files using the control

Microsoft Office Automation – Not Needed

Aspose.Cells for .NET is built using managed code that never needs Microsoft Office or Microsoft Excel to be installed on the machine to work with Excel document formats. It is a perfect Microsoft Office automation alternative in terms of supported features, security, stability, scalability, speed and price.


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