Welcome to XLL+
XLL+ is a toolkit for writing Excel add-ins in C++.
Use the links below to get started with XLL+.
To use XLL+ right away, use the Quick Start, a one-page guide to building an
XLL+ User Guide
The XLL+ User Guide is a complete introduction to XLL+. It contains
comprehensive instructions for using all XLL+ features.
If you've used previous versions of XLL+ you should see what's new in this release.
How Do I...
Look at How Do I... for links to the essential XLL+ features.
To learn how to use particular features, look at the Walkthroughs.
Inspect the sample projects, to find any features that you need for your own
- Check that you have the right development and run-time environments for XLL+.
You can find the latest samples, tools and templates on
our web-site at http://www.planatechsolutions.com/xllplus/resources.htm
The XLL+ toolkit contains four main components:
- XLL+ AppWizard
The XLL+ AppWizard creates a new Developer Studio project, containing all the
code required to build and register an Excel add-in XLL library.
- XLL+ Function Wizard
The XLL+ Function Wizard is an add-in for Microsoft Developer Studio which lets
you create and edit add-in functions. It generates all the code required for
registering the function with Excel and for input & output of Excel data
- XLL+ ToolWindow
The XLL+ ToolWindow appears within Microsoft Developer Studio.
It shows a list of all the XLL+ add-in functions in the active document.
You can make changes to your add-in functions directly, using the Visual Studio
Properties window, and you can change any or all add-in functions at the same time.
- XLL+ Runtime Libraries
The XLL+ Runtime Libraries contain C++ object classes which give you easy &
safe access to Excel features from within your add-in functions.
There are also many examples of code, including
complete applications and walkthroughs, to
help you on your way. Finally, there are tools
to help you leverage your code, such as a Help Generator and a COM Wrapper