Difference between Aspose.cell and Aspose.excel


We are using aspose dll in .net application with below details:

File Version -
Description - Aspose.Excel
Copyright - Copyright 2002-2005 Aspose Pty Ltd
Product Version - 2005.06.29

But it is not listed in the list of aspose products.
Ref url: http://www.aspose.com/categories/default.aspx

Instead Aspose.Cell dll is listed on the site.

Is it advanced version of Aspose.excel? Or can we use this dll(Aspose.Cell) instead of using Aspose.Excel without any impact on existing functionalities?

What could be the impact of using Aspose.Cell instead of Aspose.Excel?

Thanks & Regards,



Thank you for considering Aspose.

Well, Aspose.Excel has been renamed to become Aspose.Cells now, which is more stable and feature rich component. The older APIs are pretty much the same except a few minor ones are renamed and reshaped, which are now more optimized and enhanced with some of their new members included and added. It also has some new APIs with their members added based on some advanced features.

Following are some minor ugradation, you have to keep in mind and adjust it in your code. E.g.:

  1. Excel class is now replaced by Workbook class.

2 ExcelDesigner class is now replaced by WorkbookDesigner class.

Kindly check the Aspose.Cells APIs

And Check Aspose.Cells wiki docs:

Aspose Documentation

Aspose.Cells for .NET

Aspose.Cells for .NET supports the popular Excel (XLS, XLSX, XLSM, XLSB, XLTX, XLTM,SpreadsheetML,CSV), OpenOffice(ODS),HTML and JSON file formats and allows exporting Excel files to PDF,DOCX, PPTX, JSON, XPS, HTML, MHTML, Plain Text and popular…

Thank You & Best Regards,

Hi Aspose Team,

Thanks a lot for the information provided. This is really helpful.