I am running against a little issue. I have an excel spreadsheet, that I need to be able to read in C#. No problem there. The issue is that the system creating the spreadsheet uses a particular trick to format an number, so that the leading "0" is intact and displays. For example, the system writes a '02.7 so that 2.7 displays.
When I travers the Range and read the value of the cell in c# or even the VBA Macro editor built into Excel, I get the numerical 02.7. I do not get the text '02.7. I need the full text. Does anyone know how excel stores the original data in the cell and how to get it back. I noticed that there is a little green triangle in the top, left corner of the cell. This has an error called "Number Stored as Text" I have tried looking at the range's error object with no luck.
Here is how I am getting the value in c#
Excel.Range rngCurrent =
Thanks! However, The problem is that the string '02.7 is entered into the cell. When I use the following code you have provided it still returns 02.7. I need to be able to get the whole string including the apostrophe.
Originally posted by actuary
I can't reproduce completely without C#, but this simple case works in VBA:
In sheet1, cell A1: Format the cell as text (Format, Cells, Text). Type in 02.7
With ThisWorkbook.Sheets("Sheet1").Cells(1, 1)