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How can we set line break in an Excel cell in C#, VB.NET

Platform: WinForms |
Control: XlsIO

Syncfusion Excel (XlsIO) library is a .NET Excel library used to create, read, and edit Excel documents. Also, converts Excel documents to PDF files.

This article illustrates how to make a line break inside an Excel cell. The Excel cell should be set with wrap text first and then the text should be broken. 

The following complete code snippet explains this.


using System;
using Syncfusion.XlsIO;
namespace LineBreak
    class Program
        static void Main(string[] args)
            using (ExcelEngine excelEngine = new ExcelEngine())
                IApplication application = excelEngine.Excel;
                application.DefaultVersion = ExcelVersion.Excel2016;
                IWorkbook workbook = application.Workbooks.Create(1);
                IWorksheet worksheet = workbook.Worksheets[0];
                worksheet.Range["A1"].CellStyle.WrapText = true;
                worksheet.Range["A1"].Text = String.Format("Hello\nWorld");


A working sample can be downloaded from LineBreak.zip

On executing the sample, you will get the output as follows.

Line Break

Line Break

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Pat Sullivan
Jul 16, 2015
This results in the following error: Index and length must refer to a location within the string. Parameter name: length Reply

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