Umbraco Excel Macro that injects the Excell content into the RTE so it can be edited

Some code to to create an umbraco macro that takes an id of an excell sheet stored in the media lib

and shows it in the RTE, but normally you can edit the content of an excel sheet in an macro like dragging the borders to make the table bigger or to add custom styles.


first create an umbraco macro, and open the view file in visual studio and add the following code

this code also uses ASPOSE to read in the excel file

@using System.Diagnostics
@using System.Web.Hosting
@using Aspose.Cells
@using Aspose.Cells.Tables;
@using System.Text;
@using ClientDependency.Core.Mvc
@using Newtonsoft.Json.Linq
@inherits Umbraco.Web.Macros.PartialViewMacroPage

string datasource = Model.MacroParameters[“dataSource”].ToString();
string titel = Model.MacroParameters[“titel”].ToString();
var media = ApplicationContext.Current.Services.MediaService.GetById(Convert.ToInt32(datasource));
string path = HostingEnvironment.MapPath(media.Properties[“umbracoFile”].Value.ToString());
string tableId = string.Format(“media{0}”, datasource);
<div id=”exellDiv”>
@if (media != null)
using (FileStream stream = new FileStream(path, FileMode.Open))
Workbook book = new Workbook(stream);
if (book != null)
Worksheet sheet = book.Worksheets[0];
int rowCount = sheet.Cells.MaxDisplayRange.RowCount;
int columnCount = sheet.Cells.MaxDisplayRange.ColumnCount;

StringBuilder sb = new StringBuilder();

sb.AppendFormat(“<table id=\”{0}\” border=\”1\”>”, tableId);
for (int r = 0; r <= rowCount; r++)
for (int c = 0; c <= columnCount; c++)
Cell cell = sheet.Cells.GetCell(r, c);
if (cell == null)

sb.AppendFormat(“<td>{0}</td>”, Html.Raw(cell.HtmlString));


tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand(‘insertHTML’, false, ‘@Html.Raw(sb.ToString())’);
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand(‘mceRemoveControl’, false, ‘exellDiv’);


then in yr class that inherits from the  IApplicationEventHandler

add the following lines of code in the event

void PublishingStrategy_Publishing(IPublishingStrategy sender, PublishEventArgs<IContent> e)
foreach (var item in e.PublishedEntities)
// its a hackarround to remove the injector macro
// the macro reads an exell file, then injects it into the RTE, and removes the macro tag so it doesnt reload
if (item.ContentType.Alias.ToLower() == “***yourContentType***”)
if (item.Properties[“bodyText”].Value != null)
string bodyText = item.Properties[“bodyText”].Value.ToString();
bodyText = System.Text.RegularExpressions.Regex.Replace(bodyText, “<\\?UMBRACO_MACRO macroAlias=\”***aliasOfYourMacro***\” [^>]+>”, “”);
item.Properties[“bodyText”].Value = bodyText;


About johnnblade aka johnnyblade Thugnology

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