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Create Excel file with right-to-left alignment in C#, VB.NET

Platform: WinForms |
Control: XlsIO |
Published Date: April 30, 2011 |
Last Revised Date: June 10, 2019

Syncfusion Essential XlsIO is a .NET Excel library used to create, read, and edit Excel documents. Using this library, you can also create Excel file with right-to-left alignment in C#, VB.NET.

You can use IsRightToLeft property of IWorkbook and IWorksheet interfaces to control whether the worksheets in a workbook is displayed right to left.

Steps to create Excel file with right-to-left alignment, programmatically:

Step 1: Create a new C# console application project. Create a new C# console application

Create a new C# console application

Step 2: Install the Syncfusion.XlsIO.WinForms NuGet package as a reference to your .NET Framework application from NuGet.org. Install NuGet package to the project

Install NuGet package to the project

Step 3: Include the following namespaces in Program.cs file.

C#

using Syncfusion.XlsIO;

 

VB.NET

Imports Syncfusion.XlsIO

 

Step 4: Use the following code snippet to create a simple Excel file with right to left alignment in C# and VB.NET

C#

//Create an instance of ExcelEngine
using (ExcelEngine excelEngine = new ExcelEngine())
{
    //Set the default application version as Excel 2016
    excelEngine.Excel.DefaultVersion = ExcelVersion.Excel2016;
 
    //Create a workbook with a worksheet
    IWorkbook workbook = excelEngine.Excel.Workbooks.Create(1);
 
    //Access first worksheet from the workbook instance
    IWorksheet sheet = workbook.Worksheets[0];
 
    //To display the worksheet in Right-To-Left direction
    sheet.IsRightToLeft = true;
 
    //Insert sample text into cell “A1”
    sheet.Range["A1"].Text = "Hello World";
    sheet.Range["A1"].AutofitColumns();
 
    //Save the workbook to disk in xlsx format
    workbook.SaveAs("Output.xlsx");
}

 

VB.NET

'Create an instance of ExcelEngine
Using excelEngine As ExcelEngine = New ExcelEngine
 
    'Set the default application version as Excel 2016
    excelEngine.Excel.DefaultVersion = ExcelVersion.Excel2016
 
    'Create a workbook with a worksheet
    Dim workbook As IWorkbook = excelEngine.Excel.Workbooks.Create(1)
 
    'Access first worksheet from the workbook instance
    Dim sheet As IWorksheet = workbook.Worksheets(0)
 
    'To display the worksheet in Right-To-Left direction
    sheet.IsRightToLeft = True
 
    'Insert sample text into cell “A1”
    sheet.Range("A1").Text = "Hello World"
    sheet.Range("A1").AutofitColumns()
 
    'Save the workbook to disk in xlsx format
    workbook.SaveAs("Output.xlsx")
 
End Using

A complete working sample to create a simple Excel file with right to left alignment can be downloaded from SetRightToLeft.zip.

By executing the program, you will get the Excel file as follows.

Excel file with Right To Left alignment

Output Excel document

Take a moment to peruse the documentation, where you can find basic worksheet data manipulation options along with features like Conditional Formatting, worksheet calculations through Formulas, adding Charts in worksheet or workbook, organizing and analyzing data through Tables and Pivot Tables, appending multiple records to worksheet using Template Markers, and most importantly PDF and Image conversions with code examples.

Click here to explore the rich set of Syncfusion Essential XlsIO features.

Note:

Starting with v16.2.0.x, if you reference Syncfusion assemblies from trial setup or from the NuGet feed, include a license key in your projects. Refer the link to learn about generating and registering Syncfusion license key in your application to use the components without trail message.

 

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