How to add hyperlinks in VB.NET

' Tutorial 15
' This tutorial shows how to create an Excel file with hyperlinks in VB.NET.
' EasyXLS supports the following hyperlink types:
' (1) - hyperlink to URL (1)
' (2) - hyperlink to file (2)
' (3) - hyperlink to UNC (3)
' (4) - hyperlink to cell in the same Excel file (4)
' (5) - hyperlink to name (5)
' 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.
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Imports EasyXLS
Imports EasyXLS.Constants

Module Tutorial15

    Sub Main()

        Console.WriteLine("Tutorial 15" & vbCrLf & "----------" & vbCrLf)

        ' Create an instance of the class that exports Excel files having two sheets
        Dim workbook As New ExcelDocument(2)

        ' Set the sheet names
        Dim xlsTab1 As ExcelWorksheet = workbook.easy_getSheetAt(0)
        Dim xlsTab2 As ExcelWorksheet = workbook.easy_getSheetAt(1)
        xlsTab1.setSheetName("First tab")
        xlsTab2.setSheetName("Second tab")

        ' Create hyperlink to URL (1)
        xlsTab1.easy_addHyperlink(EasyXLS.Constants.HyperlinkType.URL, "http://www.euoutsourcing.com", _
                                            "Link to URL", "B2:E2")

        ' Create hyperlink to file (2)
        xlsTab1.easy_addHyperlink(EasyXLS.Constants.HyperlinkType.FILE, "c:\myfile.xls", _
                                            "Link to file", "B3")

        ' Create hyperlink to UNC (3)
        xlsTab1.easy_addHyperlink(EasyXLS.Constants.HyperlinkType.UNC, "\\computerName\Folder\file.txt", _
                                            "Link to UNC", "B4:D4")

        ' Create hyperlink to cell on second sheet (4)
        xlsTab1.easy_addHyperlink(EasyXLS.Constants.HyperlinkType.CELL, "'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 (5)
        xlsTab1.easy_addHyperlink(EasyXLS.Constants.HyperlinkType.CELL, "Name", "Link to a name", "B6")

        ' Export Excel file
        Console.WriteLine("Writing file C:\Samples\Tutorial15.xls.")

        ' Confirm export of Excel file
        Dim sError As String = workbook.easy_getError()
        If (sError.Equals("")) Then
            Console.Write(vbCrLf & "File successfully created. Press Enter to Exit...")
            Console.Write(vbCrLf & "Error encountered: " & sError & vbCrLf & "Press Enter to Exit...")
        End If
        ' Dispose memory
    End Sub

End Module

EasyXLS Excel libraries:

Excel Library for VB.NET
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Excel Writer for VB.NET
.NET version to create and export Excel files
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