Aspose.Cells  for C++

Search XLSM Formats in C++

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

How to Search XLSM File Using C++

In order to search XLSM 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 XLSM Files in C++

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

  • Load XLSM 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 XLSM 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 XLSM Files - C++

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

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

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

// 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 XLSM file
wkb->Save(outDir->StringAppend(new String("outputFile.xlsm")));  
  • 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 Search Documents

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

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