Aspose.Cells  for C++

Redact XLSM Formats in C++

Native and high performance XLSM document sensitive redaction information using server-side Aspose.Cells for C++ APIs, without the use of any software like Microsoft or Adobe PDF.

How to Redact XLSM File Using C++

In order to redact XLSM file, we’ll use

Aspose.Cells for C++

API which is a feature-rich, powerful and easy to use document redaction API for C++ platform. You can download its latest version directly, just open


package manager, search for Aspose.Cells.Cpp and install. You may also use the following command from the Package Manager Console.


PM> Install-Package Aspose.Cells.Cpp

Steps to Redact XLSM Files in C++

A basic document search and replace text in contents, comments or metadata with

Aspose.Cells for C++

APIs can be done with just few lines of code.

  • Load XLSM file.
  • Define Replace Options.
  • Set case sensitivity option.
  • Set text matching option
  • Replace text using Replace(…) method
  • Save the workbook.

System Requirements

Aspose.Cells for C++ supports on all major platforms and Operating Systems. Please make sure that you have the following prerequisites.

  • Microsoft Windows or a compatible OS with C++ Runtime Environment for Windows 32 bit, Windows 64 bit and Linux 64 bit.
  • Add reference to the Aspose.Cells for C++ DLL in your project.

Redact XLSM Files - C++


// Load XLSM file
Workbook wb(u"Input.xlsm");
//Create an instance of the ReplaceOptions class
ReplaceOptions replaceOptions;
// Set text matching option
// Set case sensitivity option
// Set text matching option
// Replace text
wb.Replace(u"\bKIM\b", u"^^^^^^^^", replaceOptions);
// Save as XLSM file

  • About Aspose.Cells for C++ API

    Aspose.Cells API can be used to create, edit, convert and render Microsoft Excel formats to different formats. Moreover, it can be used for comprehensive charting, scalable reporting and reliable calculations within software applications. Aspose.Cells is a standalone API and it does not require any software like Microsoft or OpenOffice.

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    XLSM What is XLSM File Format?

    Files with XLSM extension is a type of Spreadsheet files that support Macros. From application point of view, a Macro is set of instructions that are used for automating processes. A macro is used to record the steps that are performed repeatedly and facilitates performing the actions by running the macro again. Macros are programmed with Microsoft's Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) from within the Excel Workbook using the Visual Basic Editor and can be run/debug directly from there.

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    Other Supported Redaction Documents

    Using C++, one can easily redact different formats including.

    ODS (OpenDocument Spreadsheet File)
    XLS (Excel Binary Format)
    XLSB (Binary Excel Workbook File)