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How to export DataGrid to Excel ?

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 C# and VB.NET.

Microsoft DataGrid control displays data in a customizable form. These data can be exported from DataGrid to Excel worksheet with its header and cell formatting using XlsIO.


The following DataGrid objects are supported in XlsIO to export data from DataGrid to Excel.


Steps to export DataGrid to Excel:


  1. Initialize the DataGrid object and set data source.

Include the following namespace to create new DataGrid object.


Use the following namespace in Web application.



After the initialization set valid data sources to the DataGrid’s DataSource property. Here the DataTable object has been used for the DataSource property.


Note: GetDataTable() method returns DataTable of applicable data to import.


  1. Create the Excel workbook.

Use the following code snippet to create new Excel workbook object.




  1. Export data from DataGrid to Excel worksheet.

Use the ImportDataGrid() method to import data from DataGrid to Excel worksheet with its column header and cell formatting.




The following C#/ VB.NET complete code snippet shows how to export data from DataGrid to Excel using XlsIO.



A complete working DataGrid to Excel sample can be downloaded here.


We recommend you to walkthrough the documentation for importing data from other grid controls, other data objects and exporting operations available with XlsIO for various data objects (DataTable, Business Objects, etc.).


An online sample link to export data from DataGrid to Excel can be found here.



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:
9079 08/06/2018 08/06/2018 Windows Forms XlsIO
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