How to add hyperlinks in C#.NET

EasyXLS Excel library can be used to export Excel files in C#. The library works with .NET Framework or .NET Core platform.

Step 1: Download EasyXLS Excel Library for .NET

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

Download EasyXLS™ Excel Library for C#

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

Install the downloaded EasyXLS installer for v8.6 or earlier.

Step 2: License file setup

Step required for EasyXLS v9.0 or later.

If you are using a trial, generate a trial license file from EasyXLS trials page. The trial license is valid for 30-days.

If you own a license key, you may login to the account that purchased the license and generate the license file from:

Setup the license file into your project using these guidelines.

Step 3: Create a C# project

If don't have a project, create one as ASP.NET web application, windows forms app, console application, class library or service.

Step 4: Include EasyXLS library into project

EasyXLS.dll must be added as reference to your project. EasyXLS.dll can be found:
- Inside the downloaded archive at Step 1 for EasyXLS v9.0 or later
- Under installation path for EasyXLS v8.6 or earlier, in "Dot NET version" folder.

Add EasyXLS reference

Step 5: Run C# code that adds hyperlinks to Excel

Execute the following C# code that exports an Excel file with hyperlinks on a cell or cell ranges.

/* -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 * Tutorial 15
 * This tutorial shows how to create an Excel file with hyperlinks in C#.
 * EasyXLS supports the following hyperlink types:
 * (1) - hyperlink to URL
 * (2) - hyperlink to file
 * (3) - hyperlink to UNC
 * (4) - hyperlink to cell in the same Excel file
 * (5) - hyperlink to name
 * The link can be placed on a range of cells.
 * Every type of hyperlink accepts a tool tip description.
 * Every type of hyperlink accepts a text mark. A text mark is a link inside the file.
 * -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- */

using System;
using EasyXLS;

public class Tutorial15
    static void Main()
        Console.WriteLine("Tutorial 15\n-----------\n");

        // Create an instance of the class that exports Excel files having two sheets
        ExcelDocument workbook = new ExcelDocument(2);
        // Set the sheet names
        ExcelWorksheet xlsTab1 = (ExcelWorksheet) workbook.easy_getSheetAt(0);
        ExcelWorksheet xlsTab2 = (ExcelWorksheet) workbook.easy_getSheetAt(1);
        xlsTab1.setSheetName("First tab");
        xlsTab2.setSheetName("Second tab");

        // Create hyperlink to URL
                                    "https://www.easyxls.com", "Link to URL", "B2:E2");

        // Create hyperlink to file
                                    "c:\\myfile.xls", "Link to file", "B3");

        // Create hyperlink to UNC
                                    "\\\\computerName\\Folder\\file.txt", "Link to UNC", "B4:D4");

        // Create hyperlink to cell on second sheet
                                    "'Second tab'!D3", "Link to CELL", "B5");

        // Create a name on the second sheet
        xlsTab2.easy_addName("Name", "=Second tab!$A$1:$A$4");

        // Create hyperlink to name
                                    "Name", "Link to a name", "B6");

        // Export Excel file
        Console.WriteLine("Writing file C:\\Samples\\Tutorial15 - hyperlinks in Excel.xlsx.");
        workbook.easy_WriteXLSXFile("C:\\Samples\\Tutorial15 - hyperlinks in Excel.xlsx");

        // Confirm export of Excel file
        String sError = workbook.easy_getError();
        if (sError.Equals(""))
            Console.Write("\nFile successfully created. Press Enter to Exit...");
            Console.Write("\nError encountered: " + sError + "\nPress Enter to Exit...");

        // Dispose memory


EasyXLS Excel libraries:

Excel Library for C#
full .NET version to import, export or convert Excel files
Excel Writer for C#
.NET version to create and export Excel files
Download EasyXLS™ Excel Library for C#

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MS Excel 2021 - 2024
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