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XLL Excel addin in unmanaged C++ (1)
I have a few mathematical simulations in unmanaged C++ and now I need to integrate them with Excel (so that it is possible to call the functions from Excel and get the values back). I don't want to use any VBA, so I guess I have to implement an XLL addin. I would like to use as few third party additional frameworks as possible. Could someone point me to a good tutorial?
Starting out with the SDK can be a bit unpleasant. I'd suggest you try one of the toolkits:
- XLW (http://xlw.sourceforge.net/) is a standard open-source C/C++ wrapper.
- Keith Lewis's NXLL library (http://nxll.codeplex.com/) might be worth a look if you are feeling a bit more adventurous, and like modern-looking C++.
- The Rolls-Royce of C/C++ toolkits for Excel is XLL+ (http://www.planatechsolutions.com/xllplus/).
Of course for managed code, or to make a C# wrapper that calls your unmanaged C++ code from .NET UDFs, you'd use Excel-DNA (http://exceldna.codeplex.com).