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Overview

Tables help arrange Word document content in rows and columns. A row is a horizontal collection of cells, a column is a vertical collection of cells, and each cell can contain multiple paragraphs and additional tables. The Syncfusion .NET Word Library (DocIO) allows users to create tables with just a few lines of code.


How to create a table in C#

  1. Install NuGet package: Install the Syncfusion.DocIO.Net.Core NuGet package in your project.
  2. Create Word document: Initialize the WordDocument object.
  3. Add section and paragraph: Use the EnsureMinimal method to add a section and a paragraph to the document.
  4. Create table: Create a new table using the AddTable method and specify the number of rows and columns through the ResetCells method.
  5. Add content in table: Utilize the AppendText method to add content in each table cell.
  6. Save the Word document: Save the WordDocument object to the FileStream object.

Here is an example of how to create a table in a Word document in C# using the Syncfusion .NET Word Library.

//Create a new instance of a Word document. 
using WordDocument document = new WordDocument(); 
 
//Add a section and a paragraph to the document. 
document.EnsureMinimal(); 
 
//Add a new table to the Word document. 
IWTable table = document.Sections[0].AddTable(); 
 
//Specify the total number of rows and columns. 
table.ResetCells(3, 2); 
 
//Access each table cell and append text. 
table[0, 0].AddParagraph().AppendText("Item"); 
table[0, 1].AddParagraph().AppendText("Price($)"); 
table[1, 0].AddParagraph().AppendText("Apple"); 
table[1, 1].AddParagraph().AppendText("50"); 
table[2, 0].AddParagraph().AppendText("Orange"); 
table[2, 1].AddParagraph().AppendText("30"); 
 
//Save the Word document to FileStream. 
using FileStream outputStream = new FileStream("Sample.docx", FileMode.Create, FileAccess.Write); 
document.Save(outputStream, FormatType.Docx);

Table styles

Apply built-in table styles

Users can format a table with built-in styles.

//Load an existing Word document as FileStream. 
using FileStream inputStream = new FileStream("Template.docx", FileMode.Open, FileAccess.Read); 
using WordDocument document = new WordDocument(inputStream, FormatType.Docx); 
 
//Access the table. 
WTable table = document.Sections[0].Tables[0] as WTable; 
 
//Apply the "LightShading" built-in style to the table. 
table.ApplyStyle(BuiltinTableStyle.LightShading); 
 
//Save the Word document to FileStream. 
using FileStream outputStream = new FileStream("Sample.docx", FileMode.Create, FileAccess.Write); 
document.Save(outputStream, FormatType.Docx);

Apply custom table style

Users can create a new custom style and format the table with it.

//Load an existing Word document as FileStream. 
using FileStream inputStream = new FileStream("Template.docx", FileMode.Open, FileAccess.Read); 
using WordDocument document = new WordDocument(inputStream, FormatType.Docx); 

//Access the table. 
WTable table = document.Sections[0].Tables[0] as WTable; 
 
//Create a new custom table style. 
WTableStyle tableStyle = document.AddTableStyle("CustomStyle") as WTableStyle; 
 
//Create formatting for whole table. 
tableStyle.TableProperties.RowStripe = 1; 
tableStyle.TableProperties.ColumnStripe = 1; 
tableStyle.TableProperties.Paddings.Top = 0; 
tableStyle.TableProperties.Paddings.Bottom = 0; 
tableStyle.TableProperties.Paddings.Left = 5.4f; 
tableStyle.TableProperties.Paddings.Right = 5.4f; 
 
//Create conditional formatting for first row. 
ConditionalFormattingStyle firstRowStyle = tableStyle.ConditionalFormattingStyles.Add(ConditionalFormattingType.FirstRow); 
firstRowStyle.CharacterFormat.Bold = true; 
firstRowStyle.CharacterFormat.TextColor = Color.FromArgb(255, 255, 255, 255); 
firstRowStyle.CellProperties.BackColor = Color.Blue; 
 
//Create conditional formatting for first column. 
ConditionalFormattingStyle firstColumnStyle = tableStyle.ConditionalFormattingStyles.Add(ConditionalFormattingType.FirstColumn); 
firstColumnStyle.CharacterFormat.Bold = true; 
 
//Create conditional formatting for odd rows. 
ConditionalFormattingStyle oddRowBandingStyle = tableStyle.ConditionalFormattingStyles.Add(ConditionalFormattingType.OddRowBanding); 
oddRowBandingStyle.CellProperties.BackColor = Color.WhiteSmoke; 
 
//Apply the custom table style to the table. 
table.ApplyStyle("CustomStyle"); 
 
//Save the Word document to FileStream. 
using FileStream outputStream = new FileStream("Sample.docx", FileMode.Create, FileAccess.Write); 
document.Save(outputStream, FormatType.Docx);




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