How do I get a data control to access information from an Excel spreadsheet? I have tried the data form wizard but my book is not clear enough.
Take a look at the MS KB article titled "How-to: Use ADO.NET to Retrieve and Modify Records in an Excel Workbook With Visual Basic .NET."
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Basically, it explains that you can use an OleDbConnection component to connect to the Excel workbook, using a connection string like the following:
The version of Excel depends on the workbook you're opening, and can be: "5.0" for Microsoft Excel 5.0 and 7.0 (95) and "8.0" for Microsoft Excel 8.0 (97), 9.0 (2000) and 10.0 (2002) workbooks. Once you have a connection to the workbook, you can use a DataAdapter and a Dataset just like against any database.
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