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WPF CODE EXAMPLE created on Tuesday, July 20, 2010 permalink
Wrapper class to simplify the creation of Excel files in C# 4.0
This class uses of the improved COM Interop in C# 4.0 and makes it simple to create Excel files from data in your application. Note that in your visual studio project you have to add a reference to (in COM tab) the Microsoft Excel 14.0 Object Library.    
using System;
using Microsoft.Office.Interop.Excel;

namespace test_excel
    class Program
        static void Main(string[] args)
            ExcelManager em = new ExcelManager(@"c:testreport1234.xlsx");
            em.FillCell(1, 2, "Jan");
            em.FillCell(1, 3, "Feb");
            em.FillCell(1, 4, "Mar");
            em.FillCell(2, 1, "Boston");
            em.FillCell(3, 1, "New York");

    public class ExcelManager
        Application _excelApp;
        Workbook _wb;
        Worksheet _ws;
        Range _range;
        string _pathAndFileName;

        public ExcelManager(string pathAndFileName, string sheetName = "Data")
            _pathAndFileName = pathAndFileName;
            _excelApp = new Application();
            if (_excelApp == null)
                throw new Exception("excel sheet could not be created, check your office installation");
            //_excelApp.Visible = true; //uncomment to see it being created
            _wb = _excelApp.Workbooks.Add(XlWBATemplate.xlWBATWorksheet);
            _ws = (Worksheet)_wb.Worksheets[1];
            if (_ws == null)
                throw new Exception("workshop could not be craeted, check your office installation");
            _ws.Name = sheetName;
            _range = _ws.UsedRange;

        public void FillCell(int row, int column, string value)
            _ws.Cells[row, column] = value;

        public void Save()
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