Excel Reader engine (dll edition): direct and fast parser for MS Excel files

This engine allow to read/parse and load the MS Excel workbooks on any computer, even if you don't have the MS Excel installed.

No any external libraries for xls/xlw reading (no MS Office, no ADO, no MS Jet/DAO, ODBC etc) - native, direct and fast xls file processing.
You may use this dll from any programming language (C, C++, C#, VB, Delphi, C++Builder etc)

Just specify the xls file name and read the sheet/row/column/cell information.

All versions for MS Excel files (spreadsheets and workbooks) supported.

Now library supports the new MS Excel 12 files from MS Office 2007 and MS Excel 14 files from MS Office 2010. You may read the formulas and convert to another file formats.


You may use this version free-of-charge for 30 days only. If after 30 days you would like to continue using it, then you should purchase a license.

  Protocol Filename Type Size Updated
HTTP xlslib.zip ZIP 4.2 Mb January 19, 2022
FTP xlslib.zip ZIP 4.2 Mb January 19, 2022

Demo projects for Microsoft C#, VC6, VB6, Borland Delphi included in archive with full sources

The trial version have the next demo limitations:

After license purchase and activation of registered version (using personal serial number) the any limitations will be removed.


Products can be ordered online over the Internet using VISA, MasterCard or American Express credit card, Toll Free Phone, 24 Hour Fax, or Postal Mail at following sites:

License fee
License type Cost per unit  
personal $75

business $100

site $1500

OEM, resale contact to sales

* one license allow to work with this software on one computer only (one person). You need as many licenses as the computers wherein our product will be installed and/or used.
** all prices are presented in US dollars but some registration service have a multi-currency payment system with automatical conversion into local currency (for example, in euros for Europe)

License types

  1. Personal license: one license allows to install and use our product on one home computer (one person) only. You can use the product for non-commercial purposes in non-business, non-commercial environment.
  2. Business license: one license allows to install and use our product in a corporate, government or business environment on one computer.
  3. Site license: you can install and use our product on an unlimited number of computers in one domain.

Please note that we can issue a single-user license to a person name only. If you wish your license to be issued to an organization name, you should buy either a multi-user license or several single-user licenses.

What you get when you register

C# demo for Excel Reader engine
C# demo


Delphi demo for Excel Reader engine
Borland Delphi demo


Visual C demo
Visual C demo


VB demo for Excel Reader engine
Visual Basic demo

Supported file formats
  • Microsoft Excel 12/2007 and 14/2010 files (*.XLSX, *.XLSM, *.XLSTX, *.XLTM, *.XLAX, *.XLAM, *.XLSXB, *.XLTB, *.XLAB)
  • Microsoft Excel 97-2000/2003 and 5.0/95 Workbook (*.XLS)
  • Microsoft Excel 7.0/95 Workbook (*.XLW)
  • Microsoft Excel 5.0/95 Workbook (*.XLW)
  • Microsoft Excel 4.0 Workbook (*.XLW)
  • Microsoft Excel 4.0 Worksheet (*.XLS)
  • Microsoft Excel 3.0 Worksheet (*.XLS)
  • Microsoft Excel 2.0 Worksheet (*.XLS)
  • Microsoft Excel 2.0 Worksheet Far East (*.XLS)
  • Microsoft Excel Template (*.XLT)
  • Microsoft Excel Add-In (*.XLA)

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