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How to export DataTable with images to Excel in C#, VB.NET?

Syncfusion Essential XlsIO is a .NET Excel library used to create, read, and edit Excel documents. Using this library, you can start importing data with images in worksheet using Template marker feature in C# and VB.NET.


You can generate reports more appealingly with image support in template markers. The possible image formats are as follows:

  • GIF
  • JPEG
  • PNG
  • BMP
  • TIFF


XlsIO detects the property as image when its type is System.Drawing.Image or byte [].


Steps to export CLR objects with image property to Excel programmatically:

  1. Create a new C# console application project.


Create empty console application in visual studio


  1.                     Install the Syncfusion.XlsIO.WinForms NuGet package as reference to your .NET Framework application from NuGet.Org.                


Add XlsIO reference to the project




  1. Include the following namespaces in the program.cs file.




  1. Use the following code snippet to export DataTable to Excel file.




  1. Create Employee class with required properties.




  1. Load the list object collection ‘employeeList’ using the following simple static method.




A complete working example to export DataTable with images to Excel can be downloaded from Export-DataTable-with-images-to-worksheet.zip


By executing the program, you will get the output as follows.


Export DataTable with images to Excel


Know more about Essential XlsIO through the documentation, where you can find supported features like importing and exporting in DataTable, appending multiple records to worksheet using Template Markers, exporting worksheet into CLR Objects etc., with respective code examples.


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


An online sample link for Export DataTable with images to Excel.



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:
9091 08/06/2018 09/28/2018 WinForms XlsIO
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