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DataGridView to Word And Excel

By Dorababu on Aug 04, 2011
This is a sample way of doing it. In this you can find how we can export a DataGridView to Word and Excel documents.

As I have seen in the forums regarding a question about how to export DataGridView to Word, I started writing this article.
This is a sample way of doing it. In this you can find how we can export DataGridView to Word and Excel documents.

I added some dynamic data as needed, whatever data it may be, the process is the same for all.

Initially I added some dynamic data to DataGridView; for this I referred to the example from here.

Initially after binding data to a DataGridView it will look as follows:

Data Grid View

By clicking on the respective button, it will export the data to the respective format.

The code which I used to export this is as follows:

private void ToCsV(DataGridView dGV, string filename)
    string stOutput = "";
    // Export titles:
    string sHeaders = "";

    for (int j = 0; j < dGV.Columns.Count; j++)
        sHeaders = sHeaders.ToString() + Convert.ToString(dGV.Columns[j].HeaderText) + "\t";
    stOutput += sHeaders + "\r\n";
    // Export data.
    for (int i = 0; i < dGV.RowCount - 1; i++)
        string stLine = "";
        for (int j = 0; j < dGV.Rows[i].Cells.Count; j++)
            stLine = stLine.ToString() + Convert.ToString(dGV.Rows[i].Cells[j].Value) + "\t";
        stOutput += stLine + "\r\n";
    Encoding utf16 = Encoding.GetEncoding(1254);
    byte[] output = utf16.GetBytes(stOutput);
    FileStream fs = new FileStream(filename, FileMode.Create);
    BinaryWriter bw = new BinaryWriter(fs);
    bw.Write(output, 0, output.Length); //write the encoded file

Call this method in your button click with the respective DataGridView name as per you taken.

For example:

private void btnWord_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
    SaveFileDialog sfd = new SaveFileDialog();
    sfd.Filter = "Word Documents (*.doc)|*.doc";

    sfd.FileName = "export.doc";
    if (sfd.ShowDialog() == DialogResult.OK)

        //ToCsV(dataGridView1, @"c:\export.xls");

        ToCsV(dataGridView1, sfd.FileName); // Here dataGridview1 is your grid view name 



Download the code and try it your self.