Extract OLE Objects from Workbook

Extract OLE Objects from a Workbook

Creating a Template Workbook

  1. Created a workbook in Microsoft Excel.
  2. Add a Microsoft Word document, an Excel workbook and a PDF document as OLE objects on first worksheet.
Template document with OLE objects (OleFile.xls)

Next extract the OLE objects and save them to the hard disk with their respective file types.

Download and Install Aspose.Cells

  1. Download Aspose.Cells for .NET.
  2. Install it on your development computer.

All Aspose components, when installed, work in evaluation mode. The evaluation mode has no time limit and it only injects watermarks into produced documents.

Create a Project

Start Visual Studio.Net and create a new console application. This example will show a C# console application, but you can use VB.NET too.

  1. Add References
    1. Add a reference to Aspose.Cells component to your project, for example add a reference to …\Program Files\Aspose\Aspose.Cells\Bin\Net1.0\Aspose.Cells.dll

Extract OLE Objects

The code below does the actual work of finding and extracting OLE objects. The OLE objects (DOC, XLS and PDF files) are saved to disk.