[Mono-dev] Reading excel files with mono ?

Jonathan Pryor jonpryor at vt.edu
Wed Aug 8 09:08:30 EDT 2007

On Wed, 2007-08-08 at 15:51 +0300, Onur Gumus wrote:
> Does anyone know if it is possible to read from Microsoft Excel
> files , with mono under linux ?

Not with just Mono, but you can use Mono with:

  * IKVM + Jakarta Poi [1]
  * Novell's OpenOffice.org, which has Mono UNO bindings.

If you use the newer .xlsx Excel file format, you could use SharpZipLib
and System.Xml to read/write the .xlsx file (though that would rather
low-level and require more work).

 - Jon

[1] http://poi.apache.org/hssf/index.html

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