Create a CSV file using C#

Create and output a CSV file easily with IronXL's free for development. The following code shows you how.


Step 1

1. Add IronXL Package

First, you must have IronXL installed. There are various options. You can download it directly: https://ironsoftware.com/csharp/excel/docs/

Or you can import the IronXL NuGet package by following the next few steps

  • Right-click on the Solution in the Solution Explorer
  • Click Manage NuGet Packages
  • Browse for IronXL.Excel
  • Click Install
Install-Package IronXL.Excel

Create a CSV file using C#, Figure 1: IronXL.Excel NuGet Package IronXL.Excel NuGet Package


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2. Save Workbook as CSV

Easy as that!

Here is the code for this little project. This code loads an existing Excel Workbook, and then simply saves it in the CSV format by using the SaveAsCsv method.

The Normal Excel workbook contains the following data:

Create a CSV file using C#, Figure 2: Excel data to be converted to CSV


/**
Save as CSV file
anchor-save-workbook-as-csv
**/
using IronXL;
WorkBook wb = WorkBook.Load("Normal_Excel_File.xlsx"); //Import .xls, .csv, or .tsv file
wb.SaveAsCsv("SaveAsCSV.csv", ","); //Saved as : SaveAsCSV.Sheet1.csv
/**
Save as CSV file
anchor-save-workbook-as-csv
**/
using IronXL;
WorkBook wb = WorkBook.Load("Normal_Excel_File.xlsx"); //Import .xls, .csv, or .tsv file
wb.SaveAsCsv("SaveAsCSV.csv", ","); //Saved as : SaveAsCSV.Sheet1.csv
'''
'''Save as CSV file
'''anchor-save-workbook-as-csv
'''*
Imports IronXL
Private wb As WorkBook = WorkBook.Load("Normal_Excel_File.xlsx") 'Import .xls, .csv, or .tsv file
wb.SaveAsCsv("SaveAsCSV.csv", ",") 'Saved as : SaveAsCSV.Sheet1.csv
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Additionally, the IronXL Excel library provides the following features:


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IronXL API Reference Documentation

Learn more and share how to merge, unmerge, and work with cells in Excel spreadsheets using the handy IronXL API Reference Documentation.

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