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Can I use VB.NET to connect to an Excel spreadsheet and search for a value?

How I connect to an Excel spreadsheet and search some value in it using VB.NET?

Talking to Office from .NET requires a little help. You'll need the Primary Interop Assemblies (PIA) for Office in order to easily make the calls from .NET. The PIA's are optimized to work with the managed to COM calls necessary to control Office. You can read more about them and download them by hitting the excellent article (with samples!) at MSDN library.

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This was first published in November 2003

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