How would I get the ASP.NET-page to update without clicking on the update button?

If you want that, the page will be submitted to the server, calculated, returned and redrawn by the browser each time. This will be rather slow.

Also, the cursor will not be placed in the correct cell.

However, for small web pages it might work. If you use ASP.NET, setting the autopostback-property will do this for you. ary/shared/AutoPostBack.asp

There is one complication: You need to add two lines.


Request("xl_postback") != "1" ||

to the server side code on top so that the values are read from the form whenever the submit was done by selecting a new value in the listbox. and do a submit in onchange on the <select.


As you see, we need to set a flag so that the server-side code that this is a recalc request and not a reset request. I used the existing hidden variable xl_postback, since this isn’t used in the ASP.NET version. I changed the value from 1 to something else (99).

Do you have an example of how to Get and Set values of the getObject() in the VB (or C#) codebehind?

The object is a JSObject.

If you use C#, the “JSObject” indexer can be used to get and set object properties: 

Object x = getObject();
Object prop1 = ((JSObject)x)["prop1"];
((JSObject)x)["prop2"] = 42;

You need to include the following namespaces:

using Microsoft.JScript;

Compile your application against the following assemblies:


We will change the code to generate a standard class some time in the future, these JSObjects are not that nice. This is already done in the JSP/Java-version.

Most people who use the ASP.NET-version accesses the data from the ASPX-page directly, instead of accessing the object. 

I installed the DOTNET-framework but ASP.NET still do not work.

If you installed IIS after the DOTNET-framework, you get that behaviour.

The framework can’t configure IIS before it is installed.

Solution: Execute the aspnet_regiis.exe in the Framework directory

Where does the calculation take place?

The HTML-version calculates on the user’s PC, the ASP and JSP version calculates on the server.

Thus, the user get the results instantly in the HTML-version.

Visual Studio is too expensive, any alternatives?

If you do not want to purchase VS, there are free alternatives.

Microsoft® Visual Web Developer® 2010 Express provides you with everything you need to start building standards-friendly Web applications

How can I store the form values in a database?

You want to store the values from your ASP.NET form into a database and repopopulate the form when the user returns back.

Connecting an ASP.NET form created with SpreadsheetConverter to a database is very easy if you know some programming and Visual Studio.

I get “Common Language Runtime detected an invalid program.” when generating an ASP.NET page

You have run into a limit in Microsoft runtime engine CLR.

There are two workarounds:

1. Reduce the size of the original spreadsheet.

2. Use Classic ASP instead, which doesn’t have these restrictions.

Can I create an ASP.NET usercontrol from the generated code?


However, Visual Studio 2003 removes some styles part and renames the form from formc to formc[0].

You have to put the styles back, and make sure that the form is correctly referenced.

I have IIS web server and ASP.NET has authentification. Can I use this to password protect the pages generated by SpreadsheetConverter to HTML/JavaScript?


Change the extension from .htm to .aspx. Then, you should be able to use ASP.NET authentification system. 

How do I access the input and calculated values from the html page submitted?

If you use ASP.NET, there are two simple solutions:

1. Loop over the ASP.NET-controls , see


2. Generate a pure HTML-form (Select this in SSC to ASP.NET) and set the action=”..” to point at your ASP-code which loops over the request-parameters. You loop over the collection called Request.Form.

How do I publish my ASP.NET pages to my host?

Here are a number of good tutorials:

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