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Export DataGrid to Excel

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Code that exports a whole DataGrid into an Excel file.


This sample demonstrates "How to export the whole DataGrid into an Excel file".

If you are looking for an easy way to export your DataGrid into an Excel file, then you have the solution now.

HTML encode an entire DataGrid. The code iterates through each cell in the table row, ensuring that all the text being displayed is HTML encoded, irrespective of whether they are just plain text, buttons, hyperlinks, multiple controls etc.

Include this code in your application/project and use it anywhere you want. This code takes just one parameter, the DataGrid object itself. Here is a sample calling code to use this code:

private void ExportLinkButton_Click(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
  string strTitle = "put the grid title here";
  new DataGridExcelExporter(this.YourGridName , this.Page).Export(strTitle);


  • strTitle is the title of the DataGrid.
  • DataGridExcelExporter is the name of main class.
  • this.YourGridName is the DataGrid object.
  • this.Page is the current Page object.

All you need to pass is your DataGrid object and a sweet title for the grid, and rest is taken care by this code. After all, take a look at the code, it's pretty self explanatory.

Pre-requisite: Microsoft Excel 97 or above should be installed on the client machine in order to make this function work.


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QuestionIs there any license info or restrictions for use of this code I would like to use it? Pin
cwfontan1-Mar-16 10:47
membercwfontan1-Mar-16 10:47 
GeneralMy vote of 4 Pin
D-Kishore28-Aug-12 22:07
memberD-Kishore28-Aug-12 22:07 
QuestionHow I use this with a GridView and not a DataGrid? Pin
cristinabarreira18-Nov-08 4:49
membercristinabarreira18-Nov-08 4:49 
AnswerRe: How I use this with a GridView and not a DataGrid? Pin
CikaPero8-Sep-10 2:14
memberCikaPero8-Sep-10 2:14 
QuestionDataGrid or List export to Excel in C# not ASP Pin
mgruby29-Oct-08 0:53
membermgruby29-Oct-08 0:53 
AnswerRe: DataGrid or List export to Excel in C# not ASP Pin
CikaPero28-Feb-10 21:43
memberCikaPero28-Feb-10 21:43 
AnswerRe: DataGrid or List export to Excel in C# not ASP Pin
larno8-May-10 5:14
memberlarno8-May-10 5:14 
GeneralExport DataGridview to Excel Pin
Do viet Hai12-Jun-08 7:07
memberDo viet Hai12-Jun-08 7:07 
GeneralAlternative way Pin
FilipKrnjic16-May-08 3:48
memberFilipKrnjic16-May-08 3:48 
QuestionDoes it work with paging? Pin
iviruz.be6-May-08 23:52
memberiviruz.be6-May-08 23:52 
AnswerRe: Does it work with paging? Pin
Chris967519-May-08 15:22
memberChris967519-May-08 15:22 
QuestionImport Datagrid to Excel Win application Pin
Walaza16-Mar-08 7:15
memberWalaza16-Mar-08 7:15 
QuestionDoes Not work with third party Tools??? Pin
KavitaAsnani8-Jan-08 0:45
memberKavitaAsnani8-Jan-08 0:45 
Questiondatagrid to excel Pin
mahaguru1-Aug-07 22:51
membermahaguru1-Aug-07 22:51 
AnswerRe: datagrid to excel Pin
Rajeshcode12-Nov-07 19:35
memberRajeshcode12-Nov-07 19:35 
Generaldoesnt seem to work with forms Pin
jeweladdict14-Sep-06 8:27
memberjeweladdict14-Sep-06 8:27 
GeneralRe: doesnt seem to work with forms Pin
Sam Slade25-Apr-07 0:36
memberSam Slade25-Apr-07 0:36 
GeneralExport Infragettic DataGrid to Excel Pin
truongtx5-Jan-06 0:24
membertruongtx5-Jan-06 0:24 
Generaltrucating leading zeroes Pin
Dennis20079-Aug-05 6:23
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Generalexport to excel Pin
emamocanita1-Aug-05 22:47
memberemamocanita1-Aug-05 22:47 
GeneralSelectedItem controls on datagrid Pin
ptn7711-Apr-05 9:12
memberptn7711-Apr-05 9:12 
QuestionWhat Goes Where? Pin
ron e mtz7-Feb-05 9:20
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GeneralWin DataGrid Pin
janigorse12-Jan-05 7:08
memberjanigorse12-Jan-05 7:08 
Generalbig numbers are rounded Pin
Anonymous4-Jan-05 2:45
memberAnonymous4-Jan-05 2:45 
GeneralNot Rendering my datagrid Pin
jken20308-Dec-04 6:00
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