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How to export the WinForms GridControl to excel with extension .xlsx?

Platform: WinForms |
Control: GridControl |
Published Date: May 6, 2015 |
Last Revised Date: December 20, 2019
Tags: exporting

Excel export

Problem

When the version is not specified, the following error occurs on opening the Excel document.

Show the error message while exporting grid to excel

Figure 1: Error

Solution

To export the Grid to Excel with .xlsx file extension, specify the workbook version.

In the following code, the workbook version is specified as 2007 in the button click event.

C#

private void exportBtn_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
{
    //support to export the grid to excel
    GridExcelConverterControl converter = new GridExcelConverterControl();
    ExcelEngine excelEngine = new ExcelEngine();
    IApplication application = excelEngine.Excel;
    application.DefaultVersion = ExcelVersion.Excel2007;
    IWorkbook workBook = ExcelUtils.CreateWorkbook(1);
    workBook.Version = ExcelVersion.Excel2007;
    IWorksheet sheet = workBook.Worksheets[0]; 
    //used to convert grid to excel
    converter.GridToExcel(this.gridControl1, sheet, ConverterOptions.Default);
    //used to save the file
    workBook.SaveAs("sample.xlsx");
    //used to open the file
    Process.Start("sample.xlsx");
}

VB

Private Sub exportBtn_Click(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As EventArgs)
  'support to export the grid to excel
  Dim converter As New GridExcelConverterControl()
  Dim excelEngine As New ExcelEngine()
  Dim application As IApplication = excelEngine.Excel
  application.DefaultVersion = ExcelVersion.Excel2007
  Dim workBook As IWorkbook = ExcelUtils.CreateWorkbook(1)
  workBook.Version = ExcelVersion.Excel2007
  Dim sheet As IWorksheet = workBook.Worksheets(0)
  'used to convert grid to excel
  converter.GridToExcel(Me.gridControl1, sheet, ConverterOptions.Default)
  'used to save the file
  workBook.SaveAs("sample.xlsx")
  'used to open the file
  Process.Start("sample.xlsx")
End Sub

 

Reference link: https://help.syncfusion.com/windowsforms/grid-control/exporting

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