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Programming Excel® Services by Alvin Bruney

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Chapter 4. Excel Calculation Service

The heart and soul of Excel Services is Excel Calculation Service (ECS). It provides direct access to the calculation engine that powers Microsoft Office Excel. Excel Calculation Service is used to load workbooks, perform calculations, invoke external functions, and refresh data contained in workbooks.

The types that encapsulate the Excel Calculation Service live in the Micorosoft.Office.Excel.Server namespace. ECS is intended to be used as a server-side spreadsheet calculation engine. You can access this engine from any type of client by using Excel ...

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