Public API Changes in Aspose.Cells 8.5.1

Added APIs

Method Workbook.Dispose Added

Workbook object now implements the System.IDisposable interface which has a single Dispose method. You can either directly call the Workbook.Dispose method or create a Workbook object in a Using structure to call this method automatically.


 //Create workbook object

Workbook book = new Workbook();

//Call Dispose method


//Call Dispose method via Using statement

using (Workbook book = new Workbook())


    //do processing


Method Cell.GetHeightOfValue Added

Aspose.Cells for .NET 8.5.1 has exposed the Cell.GetHeightOfValue method to get the height of cell value. By using this method you can calculate height of the cell value and then set the height of the row of that cell respectively. Check the detailed article on how to calculate the cell height & width.

Enumeration TableDataSourceType Added

Aspose.Cells for .NET 8.5.1 has exposed the enumeration Aspose.Cells.Tables.TableDataSourceType to retrieve the data source type of a ListObject. The TableDataSourceType enumeration as following fields.

  1. TableDataSourceType.QueryTable
  2. TableDataSourceType.SharePoint
  3. TableDataSourceType.Worksheet
  4. TableDataSourceType.XML

Property ListObject.DataSourceType Added

With the release of v8.5.1, the Aspose.Cells API has exposed the readonly ListObject.DataSourceType property that can be used to detect the data source type of a ListObject.

Here is the simplest usage scenario.


 Workbook book = new Workbook("D:/book1.xlsx");

Worksheet sheet = book.Worksheets[0];

ListObject listObject = sheet.ListObjects[0];

if (listObject.DataSourceType == Aspose.Cells.Tables.TableDataSourceType.QueryTable)


    Console.WriteLine("Data Source Type is Query Table");


else if (listObject.DataSourceType == Aspose.Cells.Tables.TableDataSourceType.SharePoint)


    Console.WriteLine("Data Source Type is SharePoint Linked List");


else if (listObject.DataSourceType == Aspose.Cells.Tables.TableDataSourceType.Worksheet)


    Console.WriteLine("Data Source Type is Excel Worksheet Table");


else if (listObject.DataSourceType == Aspose.Cells.Tables.TableDataSourceType.XML)


    Console.WriteLine("Data Source Type is XML");