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Opening XLS File Already Opened by Excel

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51044 Oct 26,2006 01:43 PM UTC Oct 26,2006 02:39 PM UTC WinForms 1
Tags: XlsIO
Asked On October 26, 2006 01:43 PM UTC

I am using Syncfusion How can I open an XLS file that is already opened by Excel (without having to mark the XLS file as 'Shared')? We are only interested in reading the contents of the file, so we want to be able to open the file read-only.

Melba Winshia [Syncfusion]
Replied On October 26, 2006 02:39 PM UTC

Hi bvanderw,

Support for opening Excel Spreadsheet in read-only mode been added in the later versions. Would it be possible to upgrade to later versions. Use the following code snippets to open an XLS file that is already opened by Excel.


//Opening the file.
IWorkbook workbook = excelEngine.Excel.Workbooks.OpenReadOnly(@"..\..\Sample.xls");

Please take a look and let me know if you have any other questions.



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