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Xamarin Excel Framework provides support for creating, reading, editing, and protecting Excel documents in Xamarin applications without Microsoft Office or interop dependencies. This framework also converts Excel documents to PDF, HTML, ODS, and image formats.

Xamarin Excel Framework modules.

Why Syncfusion?

No server deployment fees

There are no distribution fees, per-server licensing fees, or royalties, which makes Excel Library very cost-effective.

Blazing-fast performance

It is optimized for usage in a server environment where speed and low memory usage are critical.

Powerful and comprehensive APIs

All the elements in a typical Excel document such as text, formatting, images, shapes, and tables are accessible through a comprehensive set of APIs.

Proven Excel library

Over more than 15 years, Syncfusion’s Excel Library (Essential XlsIO) has become a mature and proven product.

Fully documented

The Syncfusion’s Excel Library comes with extensive documentation, knowledge base, and samples.


Use a single API across all platforms.

Excel - creating and editing APIs

Syncfusion Excel Library is a high-performance Xamarin Excel library that allows users to create, read, edit, and protect Excel documents in Xamarin applications without Microsoft Office or interop dependencies.

Import and export in .NET Excel

Import and export

Import data from various data sources and collection objects. Also, export data to data tables, collection objects, and nested classes.

Xamarin Excel charts.

Excel charting

Excel Library supports 80+ charts to visualize data. Similarly, sparklines are supported to visualize data within a cell.

Xamarin Excel formulas.


More than 400 Excel functions are supported to quickly evaluate formula cells. Add-in functions, external formulas, and an array of formulas are supported.

Template markers.

Template markers

Import data to Excel worksheets like mail merge in a Word document. Customized data importing is also supported.

Excel formatting.


Use for various cell and text formatting options along with advanced conditional formatting features to modify the appearance of the data.

Excel data processing.

Data processing

Perform various kinds of data processing such as data validation, sorting, and filtering.

Pivot tables.

Pivot tables

Pivot tables and pivot charts are widely used due to their ease of use in summarizing data. Syncfusion’s Excel Library allows you to create and edit them with a few lines of code.

Excel protection.


Encrypt or decrypt password-protected Excel files. Also, protect the editing of workbooks, worksheets, and cells.

Excel shapes.


Create and edit various form controls, autoshapes, and comments.

For more information, check out Xamarin Excel Library features.


Excel to PDF conversion in Xamarin

Excel to PDF

Convert an Excel workbook or worksheet to PDF format. Use various customization options, like embedding fonts, ignoring empty pages or worksheets, and showing or hiding headers and footers.

Worksheet to image conversion in Xamarin

Worksheet to image

Worksheets can be converted to BMP, JPEG, PNG, and other image formats, with content such as data, formatting, charts, tables, and shapes.

Excel to CSV.

Excel to CSV/TSV

Convert spreadsheet data to CSV and TSV formats to generate, lightweight reports.

Excel to HTML conversion in Xamarin

Excel to HTML

Dynamically render an Excel workbook or worksheet as an HTML file.

Excel to ODS conversion in Xamarin.

Excel to ODS

Save Excel files in ODS formats to use in applications like OpenOffice and Google Sheets.

Excel to SpreadsheetML.

Excel to SpreadsheetML

SpreadsheetML is easy to work with and designed to be human readable and editable. Convert Excel files to SpreadsheetML using Syncfusion Excel Library.

Excel to JSON conversion in Xamarin

Excel to JSON

Convert an Excel workbook or worksheet to JSON file in schema and non-schema formats.

Xamarin Excel Code Example

Easily get started with the Xamarin Excel Library using a few simple lines of C# code example as demonstrated below. Also explore our Xamarin Excel Library Example that shows you how to render and configure the Xamarin Excel.

void btnCreate_Click(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
	ExcelEngine excelEngine = new ExcelEngine();
	IApplication application = excelEngine.Excel;
	application.DefaultVersion = ExcelVersion.Excel2013;

	string resourcePath = "SampleBrowser.Samples.XlsIO.Template.Sample.xlsx";
	//"App" is the class of Portable project.
	Assembly assembly = typeof(App).GetTypeInfo().Assembly;
	Stream fileStream = assembly.GetManifestResourceStream(resourcePath);

	//Opens the workbook 
	IWorkbook workbook = application.Workbooks.Open(fileStream);
	//Access first worksheet from the workbook.
	IWorksheet worksheet = workbook.Worksheets[0];

	//Set Text in cell A3.
	worksheet.Range["A3"].Text ="Hello World";

	MemoryStream stream = new MemoryStream();


	//Save the stream into XLSX file
	Xamarin.Forms.DependencyService.Get<ISave>().SaveAndView("sample.xlsx","application/msexcel", stream);

Frequently Asked Questions

The Syncfusion Xamarin Excel Framework provides the following features:

  • Create, read, edit, and view Excel files with just a few lines of code.
  • Utilize top features: charts, formulas, tables, pivot tables, data validation, data import and export, conditional formatting, shapes, and security.
  • Import data into a customized format using Template Markers.
  • Perform quick evaluation with 400+ functions.
  • Convert Excel files into ODS, HTML, and images.
  • One of the best Xamarin Excel libraries on the market, offering a rich set of APIs to interact with the software.
  • Extensive demos, documentation, and videos to learn quickly and get started with Syncfusion XlsIO.

No, this is a commercial product and requires a paid license. However, a free community license is also available for companies and individuals whose organizations have less than $1 million USD in annual gross revenue and five or fewer developers.

A good place to start would be our comprehensive getting started documentation.

Apart from Xamarin, the Syncfusion Excel framework supports platforms for web (Blazor, Flutter, ASP.NET Core, ASP.NET MVC, and ASP.NET Web Forms), mobile (.NET MAUI, Flutter, and UWP), and desktop (Windows Forms, WPF, WinUI, .NET MAUI, Flutter, and UWP).

You can find our Excel Framework demo here.



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