VSTO & .NET & Excel

February 14, 2012

From VBA to VB.NET using ExcelDna

Filed under: .NET & Excel, Excel, Tools, XLLs — Dennis M Wallentin @ 1:25 am

This is a notification about a recent published article by Patrick O’Beirne on his blog. Patrick has compiled a list of resources, for native Excel developers, to develop User Defined Functions (UDFs) with ExcelDna in VB.NET.

For some years ago several developers in the online Excel community made quite often critical comments and rant a lot about using .NET for developing Excel solutions.

Today the opinions are slowly changing to a more positive review of .NET which I welcome very much.

Here is the link to Patrick’s article: From VBA to VB.NET using ExcelDna

Of course, it exist other tools as well. For instance Add-in Express for Microsoft Office & .NET, which is a RAD tool that allows us to develop many different .NET solutions for Excel. Personally I prefer this tool than any other, it does all the hard work and allow me to set focus on the core in .NET solutions. It’s also the most powerful RAD tool and is unique.

Kind regards,



  1. Thanks, Dennis
    Has anyone compared ExcelDna with Add-in Express?

    Comment by Patrick — February 15, 2012 @ 9:23 pm

    • You’re welcome 🙂 I was pleasent surprised when I saw tha article and than I was impressed.

      Yes, Charles Williams did it last year in a blog series.

      Kind regards,

      Comment by Dennis Wallentin — February 15, 2012 @ 10:02 pm

  2. “Oh the times they are a changing….”

    Hope alls good Dennis


    Comment by Ross — February 23, 2012 @ 12:16 am

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