convert Excel to XML in C#

convert Excel to XML in C#

Recently, we published a blog post that converts XML files to Excel files in C#. This blog post will go through how to convert Excel to XML in C# programmatically. We will use the .NET Excel library to build an Excel to XML converter in a .NET application. This library is powerful, and efficient, offers a wide range of features and a few lines of code can perform conversion and manipulation tasks. Moreover, you can track the conversion progress by making simple API calls.

We will follow the points mentioned below:

.NET Excel library installation

The installation procedure of this API is simple and easy. There is detailed documentation regarding usage and installation.

So, you can either download the DLL files or run the following command in the NuGet package manager. Upon successful installation, you will be able to access the classes and methods of this API.

Install-Package Aspose.Cells

Convert Excel to XML in C# programmatically

Once this .NET Excel to XML converter API is installed, we are ready to write the code snippet to perform Excel to XML conversion programmatically.

You may follow the steps mentioned below:

  1. Create an instance of the Workbook class and load the source Excel file.
  2. Invoke the Save method to save as Excel 2003 Spreadsheet XML.
  3. Initialize an object of xmlSaveOptions class to save as plain XML data.
  4. Save the XML file by calling the Save method.

You can see the output in the image below:

Excel to XML converter

Excel to XML converter

Excel to XML converter - advanced options

This .NET Excel library provides much more than the file conversion tasks. Therefore, do not forget to visit the documentation to know other advanced methods. You can convert Excel files to many other popular file formats and modify the existing XLS/XLSX files programmatically.

Get a Free License

You may get a free temporary license to try the API beyond evaluation limitations.

Summing up

We are ending this article here. We hope you have learned how to convert Excel to XML in C# programmatically. in addition, we also have gone through the code snippet and other advanced features. This blog post will really help you if you are looking to build an Excel to XML converter. Moreover, you can visit the documentation to explore this library further. In fact, is writing new blog posts on other exciting topics. Therefore, please stay in touch for regular updates.

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How do I convert XLS to XML??

You can install this library in your .NET application to manipulate and convert Excel to XMLi programmatically.

Can I generate XML from Excel?

Use this xmlSaveOptions method to generate an XML file based on an Excel data file. You can also know about other features in the documentation.

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