Aspose.Cells  for .NET

Extract XLSM Metadata via .NET

Build your own .NET apps to add, edit, remove or extract metadata from XLSM files using server-side APIs.

How to Extract XLSM Metadata Using C#

In order to extract XLSM metadata, we’ll use

Aspose.Cells for .NET

API which is a feature-rich, powerful and easy to use document metadata API for C# platform. Open


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


PM> Install-Package Aspose.Cells

Steps to Extract Metadata of XLSM via C#

Access useful information stored in the XLSM file including when the XLSM file was received, processed, time-stamped and so on.

  • Load XLSM with an instance of Workbook
  • Get the BuiltInDocumentProperties collection of Workbook object
  • Iterate over the collection
  • Display Property Name, Type & Value

System Requirements

Aspose.Cells for .NET is supported on all major operating systems. Just make sure that you have the following prerequisites.

  • Microsoft Windows or a compatible OS with .NET Framework, .NET Core, Mono or Xamarin Platforms.
  • Development environment like Microsoft Visual Studio.
  • Add reference to the Aspose.Cells for .NET DLL in your project.

Extract Metadata of XLSM - C#

// load the XLSM with an instance of Workbook
var book = new Aspose.Cells.Workbook("template.xlsm");
// iterate over the BuiltInDocumentProperties collection
foreach (Aspose.Cells.Properties.DocumentProperty property in book.Worksheets.BuiltInDocumentProperties)

    // Some properties may store multiple values
    if (property.Value is Array)
        foreach (object value in property.Value as Array)
  • About Aspose.Cells for .NET 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.

    Extract Metadata of XLSM via Online App

    View & edit Metadata to XLSM documents by using our Live Demos with following benefits.

      No need to download or setup anything
      No need to write any code
      Just upload your XLSM file & edit document properties
      Instantly get the download link for the resultant file

    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 Metadata Formats

    Using C#, One can also manipulate metadata of many other formats including.

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