GroupDocs.Metadata for .NET 19.5.1 Release Notes

Major Features

There are the following features, enhancements and fixes in this release:

  • Fix “Invalid xls format” exception when loading Excel worksheet

Full List of Issues Covering all Changes in this Release

METADATANET-2909“Invalid xls format” exception when loading Excel worksheetBug

Public API and Backward Incompatible Changes

“Invalid xls format” exception when loading Excel worksheet

The exception occurred because of a problematic Excel file saved in the Microsoft Excel 5.0/95 format which GroupDocs.Metadata was unable to recognize. This release adds support for such files so they can be loaded by the library. Please note that GroupDocs.Metadata automatically updates Excel 5.0/95 workbooks to the Excel 97-2003 format during saving.¬†Both these formats have the same extension (.xls) so regular users won’t see any difference between the loaded and saved file.

Public API changes in .Net version


Use cases

Load a Microsoft Excel 5.0/95 workbook

using (XlsFormat format = new XlsFormat(@"D:\input95.xls"))
	// Work with the workbook as you normally do with all other Excel files
	// ...

	// Please note that it will be saved in the Excel 97-2003 format