How to Read Excel File in Visual Basic.Net


How to Read an Excel file in Visual Basic.Net

In this tutorial, I will teach you how to read an excel file in Visual (VB.Net).

This tutorial can be integrated to your personalized project.

So let’s get started:

Step How to Read an Excel file in Visual Basic.Net

  • Step 1: First is open the Visual Basic, Select File on the menu, then click New and create a new project.

  • Step 2: Then a New Project Dialog will appear. You can rename your project, depending on what you like to name it. After that click OK

  • Step 3: Design your form like this just like what I’ve shown you below.
    Add a 2 Textbox and a Button

  • Step 4: After designing your form. Add a reference to Microsoft Excel 12.0 Object Library
    In your project menu click on Project– Add Reference – go to COM tab

Add Microsoft Excel 12.0 Object Library

  • Step 5: Then, go to the code page and add the following declarations:

  • Step 6: Add this following code to Form_Load Event


Step 7: To get the value from Excel cell to TextBox. Add this following code to the Button Click Event.

Step 8: Then finally, add this code to save the Excel file and closes it.


  • Step 9: Click F5 to run the program.


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