Populate Listbox using excel spreadsheet column

Posted on 2013-11-04
Last Modified: 2013-11-20
Good Afternoon,

I'm trying to populate a listbox in using a excel spreadsheet column. In my code below it gives me an error saying the 'Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0' provider is not registered on the local machine"

Imports System.Data.OleDb
Imports System.Data
Public Class Form1
    Private Sub Button1_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Button1.Click

        OpenFileDialog1.Title = "Please Select a File"
        OpenFileDialog1.FileName = ""
        OpenFileDialog1.InitialDirectory = My.Computer.FileSystem.SpecialDirectories.Desktop

            Dim MyConnection As System.Data.OleDb.OleDbConnection
            Dim DtSet As System.Data.DataSet
            Dim MyCommand As System.Data.OleDb.OleDbDataAdapter
            MyConnection = New System.Data.OleDb.OleDbConnection("Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;" & "Data Source='" & OpenFileDialog1.FileName & "';" & "Extended Properties=""Excel 12.0;HDR=YES;""")
            MyCommand = New System.Data.OleDb.OleDbDataAdapter("select * from [SEA$A:A]", MyConnection)
            MyCommand.TableMappings.Add("Table", "TestTable")

            DtSet = New System.Data.DataSet
            ComboBox1.DataSource = DtSet.Tables("TEAML")

        Catch ex As Exception
        End Try
    End Sub

End Class

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Question by:AnthonySmithMCP
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Expert Comment

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If you don't have access installed, download and install the runtime version.  It will install the driver for you.
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Expert Comment

by:Éric Moreau
ID: 39623148
could it be related to 32/64 bits?

give a try to the free LINQ-to-Excel tool :
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Accepted Solution

CodeCruiser earned 500 total points
ID: 39623871
Download and install ACE driver and then change your connection string to use ACE driver instead of JET

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