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How to export DataTable to Excel with formatting 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 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 exports the datatable to Excel including the 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 programmatically:


  1. Create a new C# console application project.


Create a new 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. Load the DataTable using the following simple static method.




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


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


Export DataTable to Excel with formatting


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.



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:
9097 08/06/2018 09/28/2018 WinForms XlsIO
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