We use cookies to give you the best experience on our website. If you continue to browse, then you agree to our privacy policy and cookie policy.
Unfortunately, activation email could not send to your email. Please try again.

How to create an Excel file in Xamarin?

Syncfusion Essential XlsIO is a .NET Excel library used to create, read, and edit Excel documents. Using this library, you can start creating an Excel document in Xamarin.

 

Steps to create Excel file programmatically:

 

  1. Create a new C# Xamarin.Forms application project.

 

Create Xamarin.Forms application in Visual Studio

 

  1. Select a project template and required platforms to deploy the application. In this application the portable assemblies to be shared across multiple platforms, the .NET Standard code sharing strategy has been selected. For more details about code sharing refer here.

 

Note: If .NET Standard is not available in the code sharing strategy, the Portable Class Library (PCL) can be selected.

 

Select Xamarin.Forms project template and platforms

 

  1. Install Syncfusion.Xamarin.XlsIO NuGet package as a reference to the .NET Standard project in your Xamarin applications from NuGet.org.

 

Add XlsIO reference to the project

 

  1. Add new Forms XAML page in portable project If there is no XAML page is defined in the App class. Otherwise proceed to the next step.

 

  1. To add the new XAML page, right click on the project and select Add > New Item and add a Forms XAML Page from the list. Name it as MainXamlPage.

 

  1. In App class of portable project (App.cs), replace the existing constructor of App class with the code snippet given below which invokes the MainXamlPage.

 

 

  1. In the MainXamlPage.xaml add new button as shown below.

 

 

  1. Include the following namespace in the MainXamlPage.xaml.cs file.

 

  1. Include the below code snippet in the click event of the button in MainXamlPage.xaml.cs, to create an Excel file and save it in a stream.

 

 

  1. Download the helper files from this link and add them into the mentioned project. These helper files allow you to save the stream as a physical file and open the file for viewing.

 

Project

File Name

Summary

Protable project

ISave.cs

Represent the base interface for save operation

iOS Project

SaveIOS.cs

Save implementation for iOS device

PreviewControllerDS.cs

Helper class for viewing the Excel file in iOS device

Android project

SaveAndroid.cs

Save implementation for Android device

WinPhone project

SaveWinPhone.cs

Save implementation for Windows phone device

UWP project

SaveWindows.cs

Save implementation for UWP device.

Windows(8.1) project

SaveWindows81.cs

Save implementation for WinRT device.

 

  1. Compile and execute the application. Now this application creates a simple Excel document.

 

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

Create Excel File

 

A complete working sample can be downloaded from Create-Excel-file.zip.

 

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 etc. with code examples.

 

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

 

An online sample link to generate Excel file.

 

See Also:

 

Create a Excel file in ASP.NET MVC

Create a Excel file in ASP.NET Core

Create a Excel file in Windows Forms

Create a Excel file in WPF

 

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 to link to learn about generating and registering Syncfusion license key in your application to use the components without trail message.

 

Article ID: Published Date: Last Revised Date: Platform: Control:
6903 05/27/2016 08/21/2018 Xamarin.Forms XlsIO
Did you find this information helpful?
Add Comment
You must log in to leave a comment

You are using an outdated version of Internet Explorer that may not display all features of this and other websites. Upgrade to Internet Explorer 8 or newer for a better experience.