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How to create a PowerPoint presentation file in C#, VB.NET

PowerPoint presentation is a file format that allows you to create and show a series of slides containing text, shapes, charts, images and SmartArt diagrams with rich set of formatting options to make your presentation more attractive and memorable. Syncfusion Essential Presentation is a .NET PowerPoint library used to create, open, read, edit, and convert PowerPoint presentations. Using this library, you can start creating a PowerPoint document in C# and VB.NET.

Steps to create PowerPoint programmatically:

  1. Create a new C# console application.

  1. Install Syncfusion.Presentation.Base NuGet package to the console application project from nuget.org. For more information about adding a NuGet feed in Visual Studio and installing NuGet packages, refer to documentation.

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



  1. Use the following code snippet to create PowerPoint presentation with “Hello World” text.



You can download the working sample from Create-PowerPoint.Zip.

By executing the program, you will get the PowerPoint document as follows.


Take a moment to peruse the documentation, where you can find other options to format the text with code examples.

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

An online sample link to add text to a slide Hello world PowerPoint document


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:
9114 08/07/2018 08/24/2018 WinForms Presentation
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