Tag: excel


Do you need to create Excel spreadsheets with C# or VB.NET?

Ahhh Microsoft Excel spreadsheets, an important and usually unavoidable tool in the day-to-day operations of an office worker. I too was inextricably bound to Excel during my professional programming career. “Wait, weren’t you working as a programmer? Why were you using Excel like a ‘normal’ office worker?” Ahhh, that’s because I work with said ‘normal’ […]


Calculating column widths in Excel Open XML

Commenter Roie said that the formula for calculating column widths in Excel Open XML should still be manageable. This is despite the scary formula mentioned before: width = Truncate([{Number of Characters} * {Maximum Digit Width} + {5 pixel padding}] / {Maximum Digit Width} * 256) / 256 So I put on my explorer’s hat, and […]


How to create a stylesheet in Excel Open XML

Today, I’ll show you how to create a stylesheet in Excel Open XML with the minimum required. The styles I need are: Forced text format for long consecutive string of digits Date format Decimal format We’ll be using the Open XML SDK 2.0 from Microsoft. As of this writing, it’s still in Community Technical Preview […]