Opening Different Microsoft Excel Versions Files

Opening Files of Different Microsoft Excel Versions

An application often has to be able to open Microsoft Excel files created in different versions, for example, Microsoft Excel 95,97, or Microsoft Excel 2007/2010/2013/2016/2019 and Office 365 . You might need to load a file in any one of several formats, including XLS, XLSX, XLSM, XLSB, SpreadsheetML, TabDelimited or TSV, CSV, ODS and so on. Use the constructor, or specify the Workbook class' FileFormat type attribute that specifies the format using the FileFormatType enumeration.

The FileFormatType enumeration contains many pre-defined file formats some of which are given below.

File Format Types Description
CSV Represents a CSV file
Excel97To2003 Represents an Excel 97 - 2003 file
Xlsx Represents an Excel 2007/2010/2013/2016/2019 and Office 365 XLSX file
Xlsm Represents an Excel 2007/2010/2013/2016/2019 and Office 365 XLSM file
Xltx Represents an Excel 2007/2010/2013/2016/2019 and Office 365 template XLTX file
Xltm Represents an Excel 2007/2010/2013/2016/2019 and Office 365 macro-enabled XLTM file
Xlsb Represents an Excel 2007/2010/2013/2016/2019 and Office 365 binary XLSB file
Excel2003XML Represents a SpreadsheetML file
TSV Represents a Tab-separated values file
TabDelimited Represents a Tab Delimited text file
ODS Represents an ODS file
HTML Represents an HTML file
MHTML Represents an MHTML file

Opening Microsoft Excel 95/5.0 Files

To open a Microsoft Excel 95/5.0 file, use LoadOptions and set the related attribute for the LoadOptions class for the template file to be loaded. A sample file for testing this feature can be downloaded from the following link:

Excel95_5.0.xls

Opening Microsoft Excel 97 - 2003 Files

To open a Microsoft Excel 97 - 2003 file, use LoadOptions and set the related attribute for the LoadOptions class for the template file to be loaded.

Opening Microsoft Excel 2007/2010/2013/2016/2019 and Office 365 XLSX Files

To open a Microsoft Excel 2007/2010/2013/2016/2019 and Office 365 format, that is, XLSX or XLSB, specify the file path. You can also use LoadOptions and set the related attribute/options of the LoadOptions class for the template file to be loaded.

Opening Encrypted Excel Files

It’s possible to create encrypted Excel files using Microsoft Excel. To open an encrypted file, use the LoadOptions and set its attributes and options (for example, give a password) for the template file to be loaded.

Aspose.Cells also supports opening password-protected Microsoft Excel 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, Office 365 files.