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My VB.NET (3.5) application generates Excel reports. Newer versions of Excel support the Office Open XML file format, while older versions don't.

I'd like my application to identify which version of Excel is installed on the local machine, and use a different method for generating the report (Newer versions: by generating an XML file. Older versions: by utilizing Excel Automation).

How can I identify the Excel version installed on the local machine?

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