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Getting started

Get going with some first steps by following the Getting Started page.

To make a C# add-in with Visual Studio consult the Excel-DNA - Step-by-step C# add-in.doc guide.

Otherwise, browse through the list of other resources and examples on the Home page.


Helpful Snippets

Main Non-Wiki

  • In the download: Distribution\GettingStarted.txt -- step by step for simple UDF.
  • In the download: Distribution\Samples\*.dna
  • In the download: Distribution\Excel-DNA - Step-by-step C# add-in.doc (for Visual Studio).
  • -- A lot of good posts here.
  • New main portal page, but docs and downloads are in Codeplex.


There is a searchable record of more than 3300 messages on the Google group:

Please don't hesitate to ask. If you are stuck or need some help using Excel-DNA your questions really are very welcome - whether you are just getting started, or an Excel-DNA expert.

And if you could help put together some proper documentation, please contact me. I'd be happy to add you as an editor on the CodePlex project.


Last edited Jun 25, 2014 at 11:12 PM by govert, version 42