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Sunday, 29 March 2020

EPPlus Life Saver Hacks in C#

Hi developers, if you are following my Excel development series and find the EPPlus library really helpful while reading and write excel in C#, then below article is going to be a lifesaver for you.

Naming your sheet
var worksheet = excel.Workbook.Worksheets.Add("Phone Call");

Giving your Sheet Tab a Background color
worksheet.TabColor = System.Drawing.Color.Black;

Styling the rows and columns
worksheet.Row(1).Height = 20;
worksheet.Column(1).Width = 4;
worksheet.Row(1).Style.HorizontalAlignment = ExcelHorizontalAlignment.Center;
worksheet.Row(1).Style.Font.Bold = true;
worksheet.Row(1).Style.Font.Italic = true;
worksheet.Row(1).Style.Font.Name = "Arial"; //Font-Family
worksheet.Row(1).Style.Font.Color.SetColor(System.Drawing.Color.White); //Font-Color
worksheet.Row(1).Style.Fill.PatternType = ExcelFillStyle.Solid;            worksheet.Row(1).Style.Fill.BackgroundColor.SetColor(System.Drawing.Color.FromArgb(0, 176, 240)); //Row Background Color
worksheet.Row(1).Style.WrapText = true; //Wrap Text in Row
worksheet.Column(1).Style.WrapText = true; //Wrap Text in Column
worksheet.Row(1).Style.Border.Top.Style = ExcelBorderStyle.Thin;
worksheet.Row(1).Style.Border.Bottom.Style = ExcelBorderStyle.Thin;
worksheet.Row(1).Style.Border.Left.Style = ExcelBorderStyle.Thin;
worksheet.Row(1).Style.Border.Right.Style = ExcelBorderStyle.Thin;

Setting for Report Header and Footer
worksheet.HeaderFooter.ScaleWithDocument = true;
ExcelHeaderFooterText header = worksheet.HeaderFooter.FirstHeader;
header.LeftAlignedText = "Phone Call List\n & BZone - III";
header.RightAlignedText = DateTime.Now.Date.ToString("MM/dd/yyyy");
ExcelHeaderFooterText footer = worksheet.HeaderFooter.FirstFooter;
footer.RightAlignedText = $"Page {ExcelHeaderFooter.PageNumber} of {ExcelHeaderFooter.NumberOfPages}";
footer.CenteredText = ExcelHeaderFooter.SheetName;
footer.LeftAlignedText = ExcelHeaderFooter.FilePath + ExcelHeaderFooter.FileName;

Changing Page Layout
worksheet.View.PageLayoutView = true;
worksheet.Column(10).PageBreak = true;
worksheet.Row(10).PageBreak = true;

Setting printer settings
worksheet.PrinterSettings.FitToWidth = 1;
worksheet.PrinterSettings.FitToHeight = 1;
worksheet.PrinterSettings.FooterMargin = .70M;
worksheet.PrinterSettings.TopMargin = .70M;
worksheet.PrinterSettings.LeftMargin = .60M;
worksheet.PrinterSettings.RightMargin = .60M;
worksheet.PrinterSettings.PaperSize = ePaperSize.A3;
worksheet.PrinterSettings.Orientation = eOrientation.Landscape;
worksheet.PrinterSettings.Scale = 74;
worksheet.PrinterSettings.RepeatRows = worksheet.Cells["1:2"];
worksheet.PrinterSettings.RepeatColumns = worksheet.Cells["A:E"];

Setting Header in Excel Sheet
worksheet.Cells[1, 1].Value = "S.No";
worksheet.Cells[1, 2].Value = "Call Id";
worksheet.Cells[1, 3].Value = "Company";
worksheet.Cells[1, 4].Value = "Contact";
worksheet.Cells[1, 5].Value = "Phone";
worksheet.Cells["A1:E1"].Style.Fill.PatternType = ExcelFillStyle.Solid;
worksheet.Cells["A1:E1"].Style.Fill.BackgroundColor.SetColor(System.Drawing.Color.FromArgb(0, 176, 240));

Styling Cells
worksheet.Cells[1, 1].Value = recordIndex - 1;
worksheet.Cells[1, 1].Style.WrapText = true;
worksheet.Cells[1, 1].Style.HorizontalAlignment = ExcelHorizontalAlignment.Center;
worksheet.Cells[1, 1].Style.VerticalAlignment = ExcelVerticalAlignment.Center;

Setting Cell border
worksheet.Cells["A" + recordIndex + ":E" + recordIndex].Style.Border.Top.Style = ExcelBorderStyle.Thin; //Top
worksheet.Cells["A" + recordIndex + ":E" + recordIndex].Style.Border.Bottom.Style = ExcelBorderStyle.Thin; //Bottom
worksheet.Cells["A" + recordIndex + ":E" + recordIndex].Style.Border.Left.Style = ExcelBorderStyle.Thin; //Left
worksheet.Cells["A" + recordIndex + ":E" + recordIndex].Style.Border.Right.Style = ExcelBorderStyle.Thin; //Right

Setting Column AutoFit

Way – 1: Writing and Reading Files to/from excel
//Saving File to Excel
FileInfo excelFile1 = new FileInfo(@"E:\DemoEPPLUS.xlsx");

//Reading File from Excel
var fileBytes = File.ReadAllBytes(@"E:\DemoEPPLUS.xlsx");

Way – 2: Writing and Reading Files to/from excel
//File name with .xlsx extension 
string strPath = @"E:\DemoEPPLUS.xlsx";

//Checking if file exist then create else delete then re-create
if (File.Exists(strPath))

//Creating Excel file
FileStream fileStream = File.Create(strPath);

//Write calls content to excel file 
File.WriteAllBytes(strPath, excel.GetAsByteArray());
Disposing Excel Object

Related Questions:

Ques- What does Dispose() method do?
Ans- It releases all resources held by any managed object that these Excel references.

Hope you find the article helpful and interesting. 

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Posted By – Manish Kumar Gautam

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