[ACCEPTED]-Extracting a URL from hyperlinked text in Excel cell-vsto

Accepted answer
Score: 10

You could use a vba macro:

Hit Alt+F11 to open 3 the VBA editor and paste in the following:

Function URL(rg As Range) As String
  Dim Hyper As Hyperlink
  Set Hyper = rg.Hyperlinks.Item(1)
  URL = Hyper.Address
End Function

And 2 then you can use it in your Worksheet, like 1 this:


Score: 7

In your code just add

string myString = ((Excel.Range)xlws.Cells[2, 1]).Cells.Hyperlinks[1].Address;

I obviously recommend 1 doing some checks before accessing the "Hyperlinks" property.

Score: 5

VBA function:

  1. Hit Alt+F11 (Opens Visual Basic Editor)
  2. Click on Insert -> Module (adds a module to your excel file)
  3. Paste the code below for the function of GETURL
  4. Hit Alt+Q (Closes the Visual Basic Editor)

Now use the =GETURL(cell) to get the URL
Example: =GETURL(A1) will return the URL for the Hyperlink displayed in cell A1

Function GETURL(HyperlinkCell As Range)
    GETURL = HyperlinkCell.Hyperlinks(1).Address
End Function



Score: 2

Use Visual Studio Tools for Office (VSTO) to 3 open Excel workbook and extract all hyperlinks.

I 2 put a hyperlink into A1 of Sheet1 in Book1.xlsx: text 1 = "example.com, address = "http://www.example.com"

_Application app = null;
    app = new Application();

    string path = @"c:\temp\Book1.xlsx";
    var workbook = app.Workbooks.Open(path, 0, true, 5, "", "", true, XlPlatform.xlWindows, "\t", false, false, 0, true, 1, 0);

    var sheets = workbook.Worksheets;
    var sheet = (Worksheet)sheets.get_Item("Sheet1");

    var range = sheet.get_Range("A1", "A1");
    var hyperlinks = range.Cells.Hyperlinks.OfType<Hyperlink>();

    foreach (var h in hyperlinks)
        Console.WriteLine("text: {0}, address: {1}", h.TextToDisplay, h.Address);
    if (app != null)


text: example.com, address: http://www.example.com/
Score: 0

why not use Uri class to convert string 1 into URL:

Uri uri = new Uri("http://myUrl/test.html");
Score: 0

You can use VBA code to achieve this. Press 3 Alt + F11 to open VB editor, Insert a Module and paste 2 the code below:

Sub run()    
    On Error Resume Next    

    For Each hLink In Selection    
        Range(hLink.Address).Offset(0, 1) = hLink.Hyperlinks(1).Address    
End Sub

Save your excel file[in excel 1 2007 and above save as macro enabled...]

Score: 0

Try this:

Excel.Application appExcel = new Excel.Application();
Excel.Workbooks workBooks = appExcel.Workbooks;
Excel.Workbook excelSheet = workBooks.Open("......EditPath", false, ReadOnly: true);

foreach (Excel.Worksheet worksheet in excelSheet.Worksheets)
    Excel.Hyperlinks hyperLinks = worksheet.Hyperlinks;
    foreach (Excel.Hyperlink lin in hyperLinks)
        System.Diagnostics.Debug.WriteLine("# LINK: adress:" + lin.Address);


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