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

Platform: WinForms |
Control: GridControl
Tags: exporting

Excel export


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


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.


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
    //used to open the file


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
  'used to open the file
End Sub


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

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