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

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.


Using XlsIO the Excel data can be loaded to DataGrid/DataGridView in the following ways.


Steps to load Excel data to the DataGrid control:


  1. Include the following namespaces for DataGrid and XlsIO usage.



  1. Add the DataGrid control in the forms window.



  1. Load the existing Excel workbook.

Use the following code snippet to load the Excel workbook object.



  1.                     Export the Excel sheet data to a DataTable by using the ExportDataTable() method.         



  1. Load the exported DataTable to DataGrid object by seting DataSource property.



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





A complete working LoadExcelDataToDataGrid 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 import/export the Excel data from/to the DataGrid control via business objects 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:
9100 08/06/2018 08/06/2018 Windows Forms XlsIO
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