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How to create an Excel file in UWP?

Platform: UWP |
Control: XlsIO

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 UWP.

Steps to create Excel file programmatically:


  1. Create a new C# Blank App (Universal Windows) project.


Create Blank App (Universal Windows) application in Visual Studio


  1. Install the Syncfusion.XlsIO.UWP NuGet package as reference to your .NET Framework applications from NuGet.org.


Add XlsIO reference to a project


  1. Add a new button in the MainPage.xaml as shown below.



  1. Include the following namespaces in the Mainpage.xamal.cs file.




  1. Include the below code snippet in the click event of the button in MainPage.xaml.cs, to create an Excel file and save the Excel document as a physical file and open the file for viewing.



A complete working example to create Excel file in UWP can be downloaded from Create-Excel-file.zip.


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

Create Excel File


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.



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.

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