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Create Excel file in WPF

Platform: WinForms |
Control: XlsIO |
Published Date: August 6, 2018 |
Last Revised Date: April 10, 2019

Syncfusion Excel (XlsIO) library is a .NET Excel library used to create, read, and edit Excel documents. Using this library, you can create Excel file in WPF.

Using Syncfusion Excel (XlsIO) library, you can create Excel file in Windows Forms, WPF, UWP, ASP.NET Web, ASP.NET MVC, ASP.NET Core and Xamarin applications. Also, you can open an existing Excel workbook by using the Open method from Syncfusion Excel (XlsIO) library.

Steps to create Excel file programmatically:

Step 1: Create a new WPF application project.

Create WPF application in Visual Studio

Create a new WPF application

Step 2: Install the Syncfusion.XlsIO.Wpf NuGet package as reference to your .NET Framework applications from NuGet.org.

Adding XlsIO reference to the project

Install Syncfusion.XlsIO.WPF Nuget packages

Step 3: Include the following namespaces in the MainWindow.xaml.cs to create Excel file.

C#

using Syncfusion.XlsIO;
using System;
using System.ComponentModel;
using System.IO;
using System.Windows;

 

VB.NET

Imports Syncfusion.XlsIO
Imports System
Imports System.ComponentModel
Imports System.IO
Imports System.Windows

 

Step 4: Add a new button in MainWindow.xaml to create Excel file as follows.

XAML

<Button Click="btnCreate_Click" Margin="0,0,10,12" VerticalAlignment="Bottom" Height="30" BorderBrush="LightBlue" HorizontalAlignment="Right" Width="180">
     <Button.Background>
     <LinearGradientBrush EndPoint="0.5,-0.04" StartPoint="0.5,1.04">
          <GradientStop Color="#FFD9E9F7" Offset="0"/>
          <GradientStop Color="#FFEFF8FF" Offset="1"/>
     </LinearGradientBrush>
</Button.Background>
<StackPanel Orientation="Horizontal" Height="23" Margin="0,0,0,-2.52" VerticalAlignment="Bottom" HorizontalAlignment="Right" Width="100">
     <Image Name="image2" Margin="2" HorizontalAlignment="Center" VerticalAlignment="Center" />
     <TextBlock Text="Create Document" Height="15.96" Width="126" Margin="0,4,0,3" />
</StackPanel>
</Button>

 

Step 5: Add the following code in btnCreate_Click to create Excel file in WPF with simple text “Syncfusion Essential XlsIO”.

C#

//Create an instance of ExcelEngine
using (ExcelEngine excelEngine = new ExcelEngine())
{
  //Set the default application version as Excel 2016
  excelEngine.Excel.DefaultVersion = ExcelVersion.Excel2016;
 
  //Create a workbook with a worksheet
  IWorkbook workbook = excelEngine.Excel.Workbooks.Create(1);
 
  //Access first worksheet from the workbook instance
  IWorksheet worksheet = workbook.Worksheets[0];
 
  //Insert sample text into cell “A1”
  worksheet.Range["A1"].Text = "Syncfusion Essential XlsIO";
 
  //Save the workbook to disk in xlsx format
  workbook.SaveAs("XlsIO_Output.xlsx");
}

 

VB.NET

'Create an instance of ExcelEngine
Using excelEngine As ExcelEngine = New ExcelEngine
 
  'Set the default application version as Excel 2016
  excelEngine.Excel.DefaultVersion = ExcelVersion.Excel2016
 
  'Create a workbook with a worksheet
  Dim workbook As IWorkbook = excelEngine.Excel.Workbooks.Create(1)
 
  'Access first worksheet from the workbook instance
  Dim worksheet As IWorksheet = workbook.Worksheets(0)
 
  'Insert sample text into cell “A1”
  worksheet.Range("A1").Text = "Syncfusion Essential XlsIO"
 
  'Save the workbook to disk in xlsx format
  workbook.SaveAs("XlsIO_Output.xlsx")
 
End Using 

 

A complete working example to create Excel file in WPF using Syncfusion Excel (XlsIO) library can be downloaded from Create Excel file.zip.

By executing the WPF sample program, you will get the output Excel file as shown below.

Output of Excel File

Generated output of create Excel file in WPF sample code

Open existing workbook or load the Excel file can be done with the help of UG Documentation. You can open an existing workbook from stream by using the overloads of Open methods.

Refer here to explore the rich set of Syncfusion Excel (XlsIO) library features.

An online sample link to create Excel file.

See Also:

Create Excel file in Windows Forms using Syncfusion Essential XlsIO

Create Excel file in ASP.NET Core using Syncfusion Essential XlsIO

Create Excel file in ASP.NET MVC using Syncfusion Essential XlsIO

Create Excel file in Xamarin using Syncfusion Essential XlsIO

Create Excel file in UWP using Syncfusion Essential XlsIO

Note:

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 the link to learn about generating and registering Syncfusion license key in your application to use the components without trail message.

 

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