Add Hyperlinks to Excel Cells in C# and VB.NET

With GemBox.Spreadsheet you can add hyperlinks using the ExcelCell.Hyperlink property. To remove the hyperlink, just set this property to null.

You can also retrieve or delete any hyperlink within a worksheet using the ExcelWorksheet.Hyperlinks collection.

Besides the Hyperlink property, you can also use the HYPERLINK formula to create a hyperlink, but note:

  • In ODS files, HYPERLINK and other OpenOffice formulas use a semicolon as an argument list separator, unlike Excel formulas which use a comma.
  • In PDF and HTML files, HYPERLINK and other formulas must be calculated before exporting.

The following example shows how to add hyperlinks to Excel cells with URL (external) or cell (internal) as their destination.

Adding Excel cell hyperlinks with a destination cell or URL
Screenshot of Excel cell hyperlinks
using GemBox.Spreadsheet;

class Program
{
    static void Main()
    {
        // If using Professional version, put your serial key below.
        SpreadsheetInfo.SetLicense("FREE-LIMITED-KEY");

        var workbook = new ExcelFile();
        var worksheet = workbook.Worksheets.Add("Hyperlinks");
        var hyperlinkStyle = workbook.Styles[BuiltInCellStyleName.Hyperlink];

        var cell = worksheet.Cells["B1"];
        cell.Value = "Link to GemBox homepage";
        cell.Style = hyperlinkStyle;
        cell.Hyperlink.Location = "https://www.gemboxsoftware.com";
        cell.Hyperlink.IsExternal = true;

        cell = worksheet.Cells["B3"];
        cell.Value = "Jump";
        cell.Style = hyperlinkStyle;
        cell.Hyperlink.ToolTip = "This is tool tip! This hyperlink jumps to E1.";
        cell.Hyperlink.Location = worksheet.Name + "!E3";

        worksheet.Cells["E3"].Value = "Jump destination";

        cell = worksheet.Cells["B5"];
        cell.Formula = "=HYPERLINK(\"https://www.gemboxsoftware.com/spreadsheet/examples/excel-cell-hyperlinks/207\", \"Link to Hyperlinks example\")";
        cell.Style = hyperlinkStyle;

        workbook.Save("Hyperlinks.%OutputFileType%");
    }
}
Imports GemBox.Spreadsheet

Module Program

    Sub Main()

        ' If using Professional version, put your serial key below.
        SpreadsheetInfo.SetLicense("FREE-LIMITED-KEY")

        Dim workbook As New ExcelFile()
        Dim worksheet = workbook.Worksheets.Add("Hyperlinks")
        Dim hyperlinkStyle = workbook.Styles(BuiltInCellStyleName.Hyperlink)

        Dim cell = worksheet.Cells("B1")
        cell.Value = "Link to GemBox homepage"
        cell.Style = hyperlinkStyle
        cell.Hyperlink.Location = "https://www.gemboxsoftware.com"
        cell.Hyperlink.IsExternal = True

        cell = worksheet.Cells("B3")
        cell.Value = "Jump"
        cell.Style = hyperlinkStyle
        cell.Hyperlink.ToolTip = "This is tool tip! This hyperlink jumps to E1."
        cell.Hyperlink.Location = worksheet.Name + "!E3"

        worksheet.Cells("E3").Value = "Jump destination"

        cell = worksheet.Cells("B5")
        cell.Formula = "=HYPERLINK(""https://www.gemboxsoftware.com/spreadsheet/examples/excel-cell-hyperlinks/207"", ""Link to Hyperlinks example"")"
        cell.Style = hyperlinkStyle

        workbook.Save("Hyperlinks.%OutputFileType%")

    End Sub
End Module

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