EasyXLS

How to set rich text format in cells in ASP classic

EasyXLS Excel library can be used to export Excel files in Classic ASP. The library is a COM+ component that works without MS Excel installed.

Step 1: Download and install EasyXLS Excel Library for .NET

To download the trial version of EasyXLS Excel Library, press the below button:

Download EasyXLS™ Excel Library for ASP Classic

If you already own a license key, you may login and download EasyXLS from your account.

Step 2: Verify if EasyXLS is registered

Check if EasyXLS component is present in Component Services.

Step 3: Run ASP code that sets rich text format in Excel cells

Execute the following ASP code that exports rich text format (RTF) in an Excel cell.

<%@ Language=VBScript %>

<!-- #INCLUDE FILE="DataType.inc" -->

<%
'=====================================================================
' Tutorial 19
'
' This tutorial shows how to create an Excel file in ASP classic 
' having multiple sheets. The first sheet is filled with data and the
' first cell of the second row contains data in rich text format.
'=====================================================================

response.write("Tutorial 19<br>")
response.write("----------<br>")

' Create an instance of the class that exports Excel files
Set workbook = Server.CreateObject("EasyXLS.ExcelDocument")

' Create two sheets
workbook.easy_addWorksheet_2("First tab")
workbook.easy_addWorksheet_2("Second tab")

' Get the table of data for the first worksheet
Set xlsFirstTable = workbook.easy_getSheetAt(0).easy_getExcelTable()

' Create the string used to set the RTF in cell
Dim sFormattedValue
sFormattedValue = sFormattedValue & "This is <b>bold</b>."
sFormattedValue = sFormattedValue & Chr(10) & "This is <i>italic</i>."
sFormattedValue = sFormattedValue & Chr(10) & "This is <u>underline</u>."
sFormattedValue = sFormattedValue & Chr(10) & "This is <underline double>double underline</underline double>."
sFormattedValue = sFormattedValue & Chr(10) & "This is <font color=red>red</font>."
sFormattedValue = sFormattedValue & Chr(10) & "This is <font color=rgb(255,0,0)>red</font> too."
sFormattedValue = sFormattedValue & Chr(10) & "This is <font face=""Arial Black"">Arial Black</font>."
sFormattedValue = sFormattedValue & Chr(10) & "This is <font size=15pt>size 15</font>."
sFormattedValue = sFormattedValue & Chr(10) & "This is <s>strikethrough</s>."
sFormattedValue = sFormattedValue & Chr(10) & "This is <sup>superscript</sup>."
sFormattedValue = sFormattedValue & Chr(10) & "This is <sub>subscript</sub>."
sFormattedValue = sFormattedValue & Chr(10) & "<b>This</b> <i>is</i> <font color=red face=""Arial Black"" size=15pt>"
sFormattedValue = sFormattedValue & "<underline double>formatted</underline double></font> <s>text</s>."

' Set the rich text value in cell
xlsFirstTable.easy_getCell(1, 0).setHTMLValue (sFormattedValue)
xlsFirstTable.easy_getCell(1, 0).setDataType (DATATYPE_STRING)
xlsFirstTable.easy_getCell(1, 0).setWrap (True)
xlsFirstTable.easy_getRowAt(1).setHeight (250)
xlsFirstTable.easy_getColumnAt(0).setWidth (250)

' Export Excel file
response.write("Writing file: C:\Samples\Tutorial19 - RTF for Excel cells.xlsx<br>")
workbook.easy_WriteXLSXFile ("C:\Samples\Tutorial19 - RTF for Excel cells.xlsx")

' Confirm export of Excel file
if workbook.easy_getError() = "" then
    response.write("File successfully created.")
else
    response.write("Error encountered: " + workbook.easy_getError())
end if

' Dispose memory
workbook.Dispose
%>

Overloaded methods
For methods with same name but different parameters, only the first method overload retains the original name. Subsequent overloads are uniquely renamed by appending to the method name '_2', '_3', etc (method, method_2, method_3), an integer that corresponds to the order of declaration that can be found in EasyXLS.h, a file that comes with EasyXLS installation.

EasyXLS Excel components:

.NET
Excel Library for ASP classic
full COM+ version to import, export or convert Excel files
Excel Writer for ASP classic
COM+ version to create and export Excel files
Download EasyXLS™ Excel Component for ASP classic

File formats:

MS Excel 97 - 2003
MS Excel 2007 - 2010
MS Excel 2013
MS Excel 2016
MS Excel 2019
XLSXXLSMXLSBXLS
XMLHTMLCSVTXT