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Export DataTable to Excel with formatting in C#, VB.NET

Platform: WinForms |
Control: XlsIO |
Published Date: August 6, 2018 |
Last Revised Date: March 12, 2019

Syncfusion Essential XlsIO is a .NET Excel library used to create, read, and edit Excel documents. Also, converts Excel documents to PDF files. Using this library, you can start importing or exporting data between worksheet and DataTable in C# and VB.NET.


DataTable is a memory representation of database with collection of rows and columns. Data in an existing worksheet can also be exported to data tables and CLR objects.


Essential XlsIO supports exporting DataTable to Excel worksheet using ImportDataTable. To achieve this, first you need to load data into DataTable instance and the loaded table can be exported to Excel worksheet.


ImportDataTable feature will export DataTable to Excel with formatting. For example, if the string type contains ‘%’,’$’,’Date’, etc., gets exported with respective formatting applied on the cell.


Steps to export DataTable to Excel with formatting, programmatically:

  1. Create a new C# console application project.



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



  1. Include the following namespace in the Program.cs file.






  1. Use the following code snippet to export DataTable to Excel with formatting in C#, VB.NET.






  1. Load the DataTable using the following simple static method.






A complete working example of how to export DataTable to Excel with formatting in C# and VB.NET can be downloaded from Export-DataTable-to-Excel-with-Formatting.zip.


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



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 to Export Data using CLR Objects.


See Also:

Export DataTable to Excel in C#, VB.NET

Create Excel from DataTable in C#, VB.NET

How to export data from Excel file to DataTable

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

How to preserve data types during ImportDataTable in C#, VB.NET?

How to load data from Excel file to DataGrid/DataGridView?



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