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VB project needs to import data from excel file

Last Modified: 2013-12-25

I am making my first proper vb project and need help.  I need to import the data from an excel workbook. (sheet names, and data within the sheets i pick)

I know how to work with the string data once i get it (or I think I do) but haven't any idea how to get it in the first place.

To show my ignorance this is what i tried

Dim xlFile As Object
xlFile = OpenFileDialog.ShowDialog()

Which i never expected to work (and of course it didn't)

Does anyone know how to do this?

I am using visual studio express.

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