ExcelRna.Extensions.Hosting 1.0.5

.NET Framework 4.6.1
Install-Package ExcelRna.Extensions.Hosting -Version 1.0.5
dotnet add package ExcelRna.Extensions.Hosting --version 1.0.5
<PackageReference Include="ExcelRna.Extensions.Hosting" Version="1.0.5" />
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paket add ExcelRna.Extensions.Hosting --version 1.0.5
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#r "nuget: ExcelRna.Extensions.Hosting, 1.0.5"
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// Install ExcelRna.Extensions.Hosting as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=ExcelRna.Extensions.Hosting&version=1.0.5

// Install ExcelRna.Extensions.Hosting as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=ExcelRna.Extensions.Hosting&version=1.0.5
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ExcelRna.Extensions.Hosting

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Take advantage of .NET Generic Host in your Excel-DNA add-in.

Features

This package integrates Microsoft.Extensions.* libraries (dependency injection, configuration, logging, etc.) with ExcelDna.AddIn.

public class QuickStartAddIn : HostedExcelAddIn
{
    protected override IHostBuilder CreateHostBuilder() => Host.CreateDefaultBuilder()
        .ConfigureServices(services =>
        {
            services.AddTransient<IQuickStartService, QuickStartService>();
            services.AddExcelRibbon<QuickStartRibbon>();
            services.AddExcelFunctions<QuickStartFunctions>();
        });
}

Installation

Install ExcelRna.Extensions.Hosting package from nuget.org.

dotnet add package ExcelRna.Extensions.Hosting

Usage/Examples

Check settings in the .dna file

Make sure ExplicitRegistration is set to true in the .dna file. See Method Registration for more details. For example:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<DnaLibrary Name="QuickStart" RuntimeVersion="v4.0"
            xmlns="http://schemas.excel-dna.net/addin/2018/05/dnalibrary">
  <ExternalLibrary Path="QuickStart.dll" ExplicitRegistration="true" />
</DnaLibrary>
Define excel functions

ExcelFunction attributes must be declared on instance methods, not the static ones. The dependencies are resolved by DI container.

public class QuickStartFunctions
{
    private readonly IQuickStartService _quickStartService;

    public QuickStartFunctions(IQuickStartService quickStartService)
    {
        _quickStartService = quickStartService;
    }

    [ExcelFunction(Description = "Say hello to somebody")]
    public string SayHello(string name)
    {
        _quickStartService.SayHello(name);
    }
}
Define excel ribbons

Ribbon classes must be derived from HostedExcelRibbon base class. The presence of this base class stops ExcelDna from automatically discovering the ribbon and attempting to instantiate it using the default parameterless constructor. HostedExcelAddIn registers ribbons in Excel at a later stage (AutoOpen) after DI container is created.

[ComVisible(true)]
public class QuickStartRibbon : HostedExcelRibbon
{
    private readonly IQuickStartService _quickStartService;

    public QuickStartRibbon(IQuickStartService quickStartService)
    {
        _quickStartService = quickStartService;
    }

    public override string GetCustomUI(string ribbonId)
    {
        return @"
        <customUI xmlns='http://schemas.microsoft.com/office/2006/01/customui'>
            <ribbon>
                <tabs>
                    <tab id='tab1' label='Quick Start'>
                        <group id='group1' label='Hosting'>
                            <button id='button1' label='Say Hello' tag='Ribbon' onAction='OnButtonPressed'/>
                        </group >
                    </tab>
                </tabs>
            </ribbon>
        </customUI>
        ";
    }

    public void OnButtonPressed(IRibbonControl control)
    {
        MessageBox.Show(_quickStartService.SayHello(control.Tag));
    }
}
Create and configure your add-in

Derive a class from HostedExcelAddIn and implement CreateHostBuilder abstract method. Register your services, ExcelFunctions container classes, and ExcelRibbons using ConfigureServices method. Here we use Host.CreateDefaultBuilder() from Microsfot.Extensions.Hosting (must be installed separately).

public class QuickStartAddIn : HostedExcelAddIn
{
    protected override IHostBuilder CreateHostBuilder() => Host.CreateDefaultBuilder()
        .ConfigureServices(services =>
        {
            services.AddTransient<IQuickStartService, QuickStartService>();
            services.AddExcelRibbon<QuickStartRibbon>();
            services.AddExcelFunctions<QuickStartFunctions>();
        });
}

See complete example in Source/Samples.

FAQ

What is the lifetime for ExcelFunction container classes and ExcelRibbons?

Both functions and ribbons are registered as singletons. There are no DI scopes as it's hard to define a scope for an Excel add-in.

Microsoft.Extensions.Hosting has tons of dependencies. How do I reference them all in the .dna file?

You can use msbuild target to automatically register all dependencies. See discussion or QuickStart.csproj.

License

MIT

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