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Export Report as XLS

Hi there,

I'm wondering if there is any way to expert a report loaded in a report viewer as XLS via Code. Especially because the standard report viewer has the capability to export as xls via the menu, but the
"Export" function of the ReportViewer-Object or rather the ExportType-Enumeration has no XLS-Type.

Any advice would be appreciated!


4 Replies

MF Michael Faisst April 3, 2016 06:32 PM UTC

My bad, I meant XPS of course!

VS Vinoth Srinivasan Syncfusion Team April 5, 2016 10:45 AM UTC

Hi Michael,

You can export the report to XPS by using the fixed document of the rendered report. ReportViewer has “GetFixedDocument()” that returns the FixedDocument format, it can be given as input to the XPS document generator as shown in below code sample. 

var package = Package.Open(dlg.FileName, FileMode.Create);

                    var xpsDoc = new XpsDocument(package, CompressionOption.Normal);

                    XpsDocumentWriter xpsWriter = XpsDocument.CreateXpsDocumentWriter(xpsDoc);

                    // xps documents are built using fixed document sequences

                    var fixedDocSeq = new FixedDocumentSequence();

                    var docRef = new DocumentReference();





                    // write out our fixed document to xps




Also we have prepared a sample based on this and it can downloaded from the below link.


MF Michael Faisst April 5, 2016 01:24 PM UTC

Hi Vinoth,

works like a charm!

Thanks very much!

VS Vinoth Srinivasan Syncfusion Team April 6, 2016 04:20 AM UTC

Hi Michael

Thanks for your update.

Please let us know if you need any further assistance.


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