Basic pre-requisites to use NPOI

Nov 29, 2013 at 5:50 AM
Hi,

I am using NPOI for the first time.

I am making an ASP.NET web site where on click of a button, I want to generate an Excel file in a password protected state and send it to the client to download it.

But I want to know whether, will I require MS Excel installed on the server?
OR Is there a way where I can make this work on a server where MS Excel NOT installed?

Also what are other pre-requisites?
Coordinator
Nov 29, 2013 at 3:25 PM
No. You don't need MS Excel at all. NPOI write binary stream to response or file system. As long as you have .NET 2.0 sp1 installed, it would be enough to run NPOI.