AbstractCalculationEngine class

Represents user’s custom calculation engine to extend the default calculation engine of Aspose.Cells.

public abstract class AbstractCalculationEngine


Name Description
virtual IsParamLiteralRequired { get; } Indicates whether this engine needs the literal text of parameter while doing calculation. Default value is false.
virtual ProcessBuiltInFunctions { get; } Whether built-in functions that have been supported by the built-in engine should be checked and processed by this implementation. Default is false. If user needs to change the calculation logic of some built-in functions, this property should be set as true.


Name Description
abstract Calculate(CalculationData) Calculates one function with given data.


User should not modify any part of the Workbook directly in this implementation(except the calculated result of the custom function, which can be set by CalculationData.CalculatedValue property). Otherwise unexpected result or Exception may be caused. If user needs to change other data than calculated result in the implementation for some custom functions, for example, change cell’s formula, style, …etc., user should gather those data in this implementation and change them out of the scope of formula calculation.


Workbook wb = new Workbook("custom_calc.xlsx");
CalculationOptions opts = new CalculationOptions();
opts.CustomEngine = new MyEngine();

class MyEngine : AbstractCalculationEngine
    public override void Calculate(CalculationData data)
        string funcName = data.FunctionName.ToUpper();
        if ("MYFUNC".Equals(funcName))
            //do calculation for MYFUNC here
            int count = data.ParamCount;
            object res = null;
            for (int i = 0; i < count; i++)
                object pv = data.GetParamValue(i);
                if (pv is ReferredArea)
                    ReferredArea ra = (ReferredArea)pv;
                    pv = ra.GetValue(0, 0);
                //process the parameter here
                //res = ...;
            data.CalculatedValue = res;

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