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The WPF Spreadsheet control is an Excel-inspired control that is used to create, edit, view, and format Microsoft Excel files without having Excel installed. It provides an integrated ribbon to cover any possible business scenario and easily maximize it. In addition, this control supports built-in calculation engine with more than 400+ of the most widely used formulas. It is built with .NET Excel library (Essential XlsIO), which features a full-fledged object model similar to the Microsoft Office Automation libraries.

Read, edit, and write Excel files, compatible with versions 97 to 2016

Read and write all popular Excel file formats, including XLS and XLSX. A file can be opened in one format and saved in another format.

WPF Spreadsheet displays Compatible with versions 97 to 2016

Experience Excel-like Ribbon UI

  • The WPF Excel Spreadsheet ribbon provides a familiar, Excel-like user interface to help end users work with Excel files.
  • The ribbon can easily be customized to manipulate Excel workbooks based on application requirements.
  • Users can create their own ribbon or toolbar to manipulate Excel workbooks using predefined commands of the control.

Customizing Ribbon UI for WPF Spreadsheet Control

High performance

Load and Manipulate Workbooks in WPF Spreadsheet

Instant loading

Load and manipulate Excel-like workbooks with a large amount of data and any number of worksheets in less time with minimal memory consumption.

Scrolling in WPF Spreadsheet

Smooth scrolling

Provides a smooth scrolling experience even with many cells in the view.

Excel-compatible Functions in WPF Spreadsheet

Formula calculation

Fast and efficient calculation engine with more than 400+ Excel-compatible functions.

Data editing

Editing in WPF Spreadsheet

Data editing

Add, edit, and remove formulas in a cell. Additionally, select the range reference directly using a mouse or keyboard when entering formulas, just like Excel.

Data validation in WPF Spreadsheet

Data validation

Validate edited values based on data validation rules defined for a cell or range of cells. Validate operators, alert messages, custom formulas, and drop-down lists.

WPF Spreadsheet Library with Undo and Redo operations

Undo and redo

Undo and redo changes like Excel workbook. There is no limit to the number of undo and redo operations in a WPF spreadsheet library.

Clipboard Operations in WPF Spreadsheet

Clipboard operations

Enable Excel-like paste option to paste a value or formula with or without formatting.

Filling Drag Area in WPF Spreadsheet


Easily fill or copy a series or pattern of values and formats in the neighboring cells in any direction.

WPF Spreadsheet with rich UI provides built-in support for hyperlinks and bookmarks. Additionally, use bookmarks to move to a specific cell or range of cells in a workbook like Excel.

WPF Spreadsheet with Hyperlinks and Bookmarks

Efficient formula calculations

A wide range of formulas is available with cross-sheet references, named ranges, table formulas, and array formula.

WPF Spreadsheet with Formula Calculation

Built-in functions

The built-in calculation engine is preloaded with more than 400+ Excel-compatible functions covering a broad range of business scenarios.

Auto Calculation in WPF Spreadsheet

Auto calculation

Cell values are recalculated when a precedent cell is edited.

Adding Names for Cell References in WPF Spreadsheet

Named ranges

Named ranges can be used in formulas as substitutes for cell references. The built-in name manager allows you to add, edit, and delete names.

Styles and data formatting

Customizing Font Styles in WPF Spreadsheet


Import and modify various font formatting options like font size, font family, font styles, font color, and fill color.

WPF Spreadsheet displays Alignment and Orientation Styles

Align and merge cells

Import and modify various alignments, merged cells, and wrap settings from Excel.

Number Formatting in WPF Spreadsheet

Number formats

Import and modify number formats such as currency, percentage, short date, long date, time, fraction, scientific, and custom number formats similar to Excel.

WPF Spreadsheet displays Built-in Styles and Table Formats

Table formats and built-in styles

Import table formats and predefined cell styles from Excel. You can also format a range as a table and define cell styles at runtime.

WPF Spreadsheet with Cell Formatting

Cell formatting

Insert, delete, hide, and unhide one or more rows and columns in worksheets. Adjust the row height and column width, import the adjusted row height and column width from Excel, fit rows and columns based on the content. Additionally, freeze a row, a column, and rows and columns in worksheets.

Conditional formatting

Helps you to visually explore and analyze data, detect critical issues, and identify patterns and trends.

Conditional Formatting in WPF Spreadsheet

Conditional styling

Format the appearance of cells based on their value or values of other cells.

Conditional Formatting with Data Bars in WPF Spreadsheet

Data bars

Use gradient or solid data bars to easily spot the largest to the smallest numbers.

Conditional Formatting with Color Scales in WPF Spreadsheet

Color scales

Use color scales to understand data distribution and variations.

Conditional Formatting with Icons in WPF Spreadsheet

Icon sets

WPF Spreadsheet viewer icon sets distinguish data in three to five categories based on the threshold value.

Data operations

Sorting and Filtering in WPF Spreadsheet

Search and highlight

Sort data in the ascending or descending order and filter automatically by specified data.

Grouping in WPF Spreadsheet

Outline (Group)

Import outlines and group or ungroup rows and columns at runtime.

Data shapes

Importing Charts from Excel to WPF Spreadsheet


Import charts from Excel that can be defined at runtime. This helps visually enhance the represented data.

Importing Sparklines from Excel to WPF Spreadsheet


Import sparklines from excel to visually represent data in a row.

Importing Images from Excel to WPF Spreadsheet


Import images from Excel and add images at runtime to the spreadsheet control. Users can also resize and reposition the images.

Importing TextBox from Excel to WPF Spreadsheet


Import rich text box from Excel and add it at runtime for editing formatting content. Users can also reposition the rich text box.


Import checkbox form control from Excel to the spreadsheet and perform calculations using formulas based on the checked and unchecked states.

User friendly UI Interactions

WPF Spreadsheet with Optimized Touch Interaction

Touch optimized

The XAML spreadsheet control is touch-optimized for all user interactions like Excel.

Selection in WPF Spreadsheet

Excel-like selection

Select a range of cells, rows, columns, and tables. The WPF Excel viewer also supports all keyboard interactions with cell selections.

WPF Spreadsheet displays Cell Comments

Cell comments

Import, add, edit, and delete cell comments.

Zooming in WPF Spreadsheet


Zoom in and out of the worksheet content. Additionally, the zoom level can be imported and exported to and from Excel.

WPF Spreadsheet displays Context Menu

Context menu

Built-in support for cell and tab context menus and add custom context menu items.

Search Operation in WPF Spreadsheet

Find and replace

Search data in a workbook and replace it efficiently with advanced search options. Also select all the cells with formulas, conditional formatting, constants, and data validation.

Data management

Import and export data from various sources with the help of XlsIO as an intermediary.

Data Management in WPF Spreadsheet

Worksheet management

  • Insert, delete, and rename: Insert and delete worksheets in a workbook. Rename the worksheet by editing the UI or programmatically.
  • Hide and unhide: Hide and unhide worksheets in a workbook.
  • Gridlines: Customize the visibility and color of gridlines.
  • Headings: Control the visibility of row and column headers in a worksheet.

Worksheet Operations in WPF Spreadsheet

Protection and encryption

  • Protect worksheets with or without a password, and restrict user actions like row and column insertion, deletion, resizing, and more.
  • Protect the structure of a workbook.
  • Encrypt workbooks with a password to prevent users from opening them.

Worksheet Protection in WPF Spreadsheet

Conversion and printing

  • Spreadsheet to PDF: Convert a spreadsheet workbook or worksheet to PDF format. Various customization options are provided, like embedding fonts, ignoring empty pages or worksheets, and showing or hiding headers and footers.
  • Spreadsheet to Image: Worksheets can be converted to BMP, JPEG, PNG, and other image formats, with content such as data, formatting, charts, tables, and shapes.
  • Spreadsheet to HTML: Convert a spreadsheet workbook or worksheet to a HTML file.
  • Print the spreadsheet workbook using PDF viewer.

Conversion and Printing in WPF Spreadsheet


Localize all static text in the WPF Excel Spreadsheet ribbon and built-in dialogs to any desired language.

Localization in WPF Spreadsheet

WPF Spreadsheet Code Example

Easily get started with the WPF Spreadsheet using a few simple lines of XAML or C# code example as demonstrated below. Also explore our WPF Spreadsheet Example that shows you how to render and configure the Spreadsheet in WPF.

<Window x:Class="SpreadsheetDemo.MainWindow"
        Title="MainWindow" Height="450" Width="800">
            <RowDefinition Height="Auto" />
            <RowDefinition Height="*" />
        <syncfusion:SfSpreadsheetRibbon DataContext= "{Binding ElementName=spreadsheet}"  />
        <syncfusion:SfSpreadsheet x:Name="spreadsheet" FormulaBarVisibility="Visible" Grid.Row="1"/>
using System.Text;
using System.Threading.Tasks;
using System.Windows;
using System.Windows.Controls;
using System.Windows.Data;
using System.Windows.Documents;
using System.Windows.Input;
using System.Windows.Media;
using System.Windows.Media.Imaging;
using System.Windows.Navigation;
using System.Windows.Shapes;
namespace SpreadsheetDemo
    /// <summary>
    /// Interaction logic for MainWindow.xaml
    public partial class MainWindow : Window
        public MainWindow()


Frequently Asked Questions

Syncfusion WPF Spreadsheet provides the following:

  • Create, edit, view, and format Microsoft Excel files without having Excel installed.
  • Seamless data analysis and visualization like in Microsoft Excel.
  • Compatibility with Microsoft Excel file formats.
  • Highly intuitive user interfaces.
  • Supports more than 400 Excel calculation formulas for any complex calculation scenarios.
  • Supports Freeze panes, Keyboard shortcuts and all the common Excel features.
  • One of the best WPF Spreadsheet in the market that offers feature-rich UI to interact with the software.
  • A high-performance WPF Excel viewer.
  • Extensive demos and documentation to learn quickly and get started with Spreadsheet for WPF.

You can find our WPF Spreadsheet demo on

GitHub location.

App center location.

Microsoft location.

No, this is a commercial product and requires a paid license. However, a free community license is also available for companies and individuals whose organizations have less than $1 million USD in annual gross revenue and five or fewer developers.

A good place to start would be our comprehensive getting started documentation.

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