Aspose.Cells  for C++

Search TXT Formats in C++

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

How to Search TXT File Using C++

In order to search TXT file, we’ll use

Aspose.Cells for C++

API which is a feature-rich, powerful and easy to use document searching 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 Search TXT Files in C++

A basic document search using Aspose.Cells APIs can be done with just few lines of code.

  • Load TXT file by instantiating a IWorkbook class.
  • Instantiate IReplaceOptions class.
  • Set required Pattern like SetCaseSensitive(bool value), SetMatchEntireCellContents(bool value) .
  • Use IWorkbook->Replace(..) method with relevant options.
  • Save TXT file using IWorkbook->Save(.) method.

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.

Search TXT Files - C++

// Source directory path.
StringPtr srcDir = new String("SourcePath\\");

// Output directory path.
StringPtr outDir = new String("OutputPath\\");

// Load TXT file
intrusive_ptr<IWorkbook>  wkb = Factory::CreateIWorkbook(srcDir->StringAppend(new String("sourceFile.txt")));

// Create an instance of the IReplaceOptions class
intrusive_ptr<IReplaceOptions> replaceOptions = Factory::CreateIReplaceOptions();

// Set case sensitivity option

// Set text matching option

// Replace text
wkb->Replace(new String("Text to find"), new String("Text replacement"), replaceOptions);

// Save as TXT file
wkb->Save(outDir->StringAppend(new String("outputFile.txt")));  
  • 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.

    Online TXT Search Live Demos

    TXT What is TXT File Format?

    A file with .TXT extension represents a text document that contains plain text in the form of lines. Paragraphs in a text document are recognized by carriage returns and are used for better arrangement of file contents. A standard text document can be opened in any text editor or word processing application on different operating systems. All the text contained in such a file is in human-readable format and represented by sequence of characters.

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    Other Supported Search Documents

    Using C++, one can also search other files including.

    CSV (Comma Separated Values)
    ODS (OpenDocument Spreadsheet File)
    TSV (Tab-Separated Values)
    XLS (Excel Binary Format)
    XLSB (Binary Excel Workbook File)
    XLSM (Spreadsheet File)