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How to use rich formatting to create report in VB.NET using ByteScout Spreadsheet SDK

This tutorial will show how to use rich formatting to create report in VB.NET

Every ByteScout tool contains example VB.NET source codes that you can find here or in the folder with installed ByteScout product. ByteScout Spreadsheet SDK is the library (SDK) that is capable of writing, reading, modifying and calculating Excel and CSV spreadsheets. Most popular formulas can be calculated and reculculated with Excel installed. You may import or export data to and from CSV, XML, JSON as well as to and from databases, arrays. It can use rich formatting to create report in VB.NET.

VB.NET code samples for VB.NET developers help to speed up coding of your application when using ByteScout Spreadsheet SDK. This VB.NET sample code is all you need for your app. Just copy and paste the code, add references (if needs to) and you are all set! You can use these VB.NET sample examples in one or many applications.

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Module1.vb
      
Imports Bytescout.Spreadsheet Imports Bytescout.Spreadsheet.Constants Imports System.IO Imports System.Diagnostics Imports System.Drawing Module Module1 Sub Main() ' Create new Spreadsheet Dim document As Spreadsheet = New Spreadsheet() ' Add new worksheet Dim worksheet As Worksheet = document.Workbook.Worksheets.Add("AdvancedReport") ' Set Values worksheet.Cell(0, 0).Value = "Name" worksheet.Cell(0, 1).Value = "Full Name" Dim headerColor As Color = [Color].FromArgb(75, 172, 198) Dim contentColor As Color = [Color].FromArgb(141, 180, 227) ' Set font bold for headers worksheet.Cell(0, 0).Font = New Font("Arial", 12, FontStyle.Bold) worksheet.Cell(0, 1).Font = New Font("Arial", 12, FontStyle.Bold) ' Set back color for headers rows worksheet.Cell(0, 0).FillPattern = PatternStyle.Solid worksheet.Cell(0, 0).FillPatternForeColor = headerColor worksheet.Cell(0, 1).FillPattern = PatternStyle.Solid worksheet.Cell(0, 1).FillPatternForeColor = headerColor worksheet.Cell(6, 0).FillPattern = PatternStyle.Solid worksheet.Cell(6, 0).FillPatternForeColor = headerColor worksheet.Cell(6, 0).FontColor = Color.White worksheet.Cell(6, 1).FillPattern = PatternStyle.Solid worksheet.Cell(6, 1).FillPatternForeColor = headerColor ' Set back color for content rows For i As Integer = 1 To 5 worksheet.Cell(i, 0).FillPattern = PatternStyle.Solid worksheet.Cell(i, 0).FillPatternForeColor = contentColor worksheet.Cell(i, 1).FillPattern = PatternStyle.Solid worksheet.Cell(i, 1).FillPatternForeColor = contentColor Next worksheet.Cell(1, 0).Value = "Homer" worksheet.Cell(1, 1).Value = "Homer Jay Simpson" worksheet.Cell(2, 0).Value = "Marjorie" worksheet.Cell(2, 1).Value = "Marjorie Marge Simpson (Bouvier)" worksheet.Cell(3, 0).Value = "Bartholomew" worksheet.Cell(3, 1).Value = "Bartholomew Jojo Bart Simpson" worksheet.Cell(4, 0).Value = "Lisa" worksheet.Cell(4, 1).Value = "Lisa Marie Simpson" worksheet.Cell(5, 0).Value = "Margaret" worksheet.Cell(5, 1).Value = "Margaret Maggie " worksheet.Cell(6, 0).Value = "Count" worksheet.Cell(6, 1).Value = "5" worksheet.Columns(1).Width = 250 worksheet.Columns(2).Width = 250 ' remove output file if already exists If File.Exists("Output.xls") Then File.Delete("Output.xls") End If ' Save document document.SaveAs("Output.xls") ' Close Spreadsheet document.Close() ' open in default spreadsheets viewer/editor Process.Start("Output.xls") End Sub End Module

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Use Rich Formatting to Create Report.VS2005.vbproj
      
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <Project DefaultTargets="Build" xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/developer/msbuild/2003"> <PropertyGroup> <Configuration Condition=" '$(Configuration)' == '' ">Debug</Configuration> <Platform Condition=" '$(Platform)' == '' ">AnyCPU</Platform> <ProductVersion>8.0.50727</ProductVersion> <SchemaVersion>2.0</SchemaVersion> <ProjectGuid>{2D631465-F43A-4E34-8A5E-F9730489B15F}</ProjectGuid> <OutputType>Exe</OutputType> <StartupObject>Using_rich_formatting__VB.NET_.Module1</StartupObject> <RootNamespace>Using_rich_formatting__VB.NET_</RootNamespace> <AssemblyName>Using rich formatting %28VB.NET%29</AssemblyName> <MyType>Console</MyType> </PropertyGroup> <PropertyGroup Condition=" '$(Configuration)|$(Platform)' == 'Debug|AnyCPU' "> <DebugSymbols>true</DebugSymbols> <DebugType>full</DebugType> <DefineDebug>true</DefineDebug> <DefineTrace>true</DefineTrace> <OutputPath>bin\Debug\</OutputPath> <DocumentationFile>Using_rich_formatting__VB.NET_.xml</DocumentationFile> <NoWarn>42016,41999,42017,42018,42019,42032,42036,42020,42021,42022</NoWarn> </PropertyGroup> <PropertyGroup Condition=" '$(Configuration)|$(Platform)' == 'Release|AnyCPU' "> <DebugType>pdbonly</DebugType> <DefineDebug>false</DefineDebug> <DefineTrace>true</DefineTrace> <Optimize>true</Optimize> <OutputPath>bin\Release\</OutputPath> <DocumentationFile>Using_rich_formatting__VB.NET_.xml</DocumentationFile> <NoWarn>42016,41999,42017,42018,42019,42032,42036,42020,42021,42022</NoWarn> </PropertyGroup> <ItemGroup> <Reference Include="Bytescout.Spreadsheet, Version=1.3.2.1, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=f7dd1bd9d40a50eb, processorArchitecture=MSIL"> <SpecificVersion>False</SpecificVersion> </Reference> <Reference Include="System" /> <Reference Include="System.Data" /> <Reference Include="System.Deployment" /> <Reference Include="System.Drawing" /> <Reference Include="System.Xml" /> </ItemGroup> <ItemGroup> </ItemGroup> <ItemGroup> <Import Include="Microsoft.VisualBasic" /> <Import Include="System" /> <Import Include="System.Collections" /> <Import Include="System.Collections.Generic" /> <Import Include="System.Data" /> <Import Include="System.Diagnostics" /> </ItemGroup> <ItemGroup> <Compile Include="Module1.vb" /> <Compile Include="My Project\AssemblyInfo.vb" /> <Compile Include="My Project\Application.Designer.vb"> <AutoGen>True</AutoGen> <DependentUpon>Application.myapp</DependentUpon> </Compile> <Compile Include="My Project\Resources.Designer.vb"> <AutoGen>True</AutoGen> <DesignTime>True</DesignTime> <DependentUpon>Resources.resx</DependentUpon> </Compile> <Compile Include="My Project\Settings.Designer.vb"> <AutoGen>True</AutoGen> <DependentUpon>Settings.settings</DependentUpon> <DesignTimeSharedInput>True</DesignTimeSharedInput> </Compile> </ItemGroup> <ItemGroup> <EmbeddedResource Include="My Project\Resources.resx"> <Generator>VbMyResourcesResXFileCodeGenerator</Generator> <LastGenOutput>Resources.Designer.vb</LastGenOutput> <CustomToolNamespace>My.Resources</CustomToolNamespace> <SubType>Designer</SubType> </EmbeddedResource> </ItemGroup> <ItemGroup> <None Include="My Project\Application.myapp"> <Generator>MyApplicationCodeGenerator</Generator> <LastGenOutput>Application.Designer.vb</LastGenOutput> </None> <None Include="My Project\Settings.settings"> <Generator>SettingsSingleFileGenerator</Generator> <CustomToolNamespace>My</CustomToolNamespace> <LastGenOutput>Settings.Designer.vb</LastGenOutput> </None> </ItemGroup> <Import Project="$(MSBuildBinPath)\Microsoft.VisualBasic.targets" /> <!-- To modify your build process, add your task inside one of the targets below and uncomment it. Other similar extension points exist, see Microsoft.Common.targets. <Target Name="BeforeBuild"> </Target> <Target Name="AfterBuild"> </Target> --> </Project>

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Use Rich Formatting to Create Report.VS2008.vbproj
      
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <Project DefaultTargets="Build" xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/developer/msbuild/2003" ToolsVersion="3.5"> <PropertyGroup> <Configuration Condition=" '$(Configuration)' == '' ">Debug</Configuration> <Platform Condition=" '$(Platform)' == '' ">AnyCPU</Platform> <ProductVersion>9.0.21022</ProductVersion> <SchemaVersion>2.0</SchemaVersion> <ProjectGuid>{2D631465-F43A-4E34-8A5E-F9730489B15F}</ProjectGuid> <OutputType>Exe</OutputType> <StartupObject>Using_rich_formatting__VB.NET_.Module1</StartupObject> <RootNamespace>Using_rich_formatting__VB.NET_</RootNamespace> <AssemblyName>Using rich formatting %28VB.NET%29</AssemblyName> <MyType>Console</MyType> <OldToolsVersion>2.0</OldToolsVersion> <TargetFrameworkVersion>v3.5</TargetFrameworkVersion> </PropertyGroup> <PropertyGroup Condition=" '$(Configuration)|$(Platform)' == 'Debug|AnyCPU' "> <DebugSymbols>true</DebugSymbols> <DebugType>full</DebugType> <DefineDebug>true</DefineDebug> <DefineTrace>true</DefineTrace> <OutputPath>bin\Debug\</OutputPath> <DocumentationFile>Using_rich_formatting__VB.NET_.xml</DocumentationFile> <NoWarn>42016,41999,42017,42018,42019,42032,42036,42020,42021,42022</NoWarn> </PropertyGroup> <PropertyGroup Condition=" '$(Configuration)|$(Platform)' == 'Release|AnyCPU' "> <DebugType>pdbonly</DebugType> <DefineDebug>false</DefineDebug> <DefineTrace>true</DefineTrace> <Optimize>true</Optimize> <OutputPath>bin\Release\</OutputPath> <DocumentationFile>Using_rich_formatting__VB.NET_.xml</DocumentationFile> <NoWarn>42016,41999,42017,42018,42019,42032,42036,42020,42021,42022</NoWarn> </PropertyGroup> <ItemGroup> <Reference Include="Bytescout.Spreadsheet, Version=1.3.2.1, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=f7dd1bd9d40a50eb, processorArchitecture=MSIL"> <SpecificVersion>False</SpecificVersion> </Reference> <Reference Include="System" /> <Reference Include="System.Data" /> <Reference Include="System.Deployment" /> <Reference Include="System.Drawing" /> <Reference Include="System.Xml" /> </ItemGroup> <ItemGroup> </ItemGroup> <ItemGroup> <Import Include="Microsoft.VisualBasic" /> <Import Include="System" /> <Import Include="System.Collections" /> <Import Include="System.Collections.Generic" /> <Import Include="System.Data" /> <Import Include="System.Diagnostics" /> </ItemGroup> <ItemGroup> <Compile Include="Module1.vb" /> <Compile Include="My Project\AssemblyInfo.vb" /> <Compile Include="My Project\Application.Designer.vb"> <AutoGen>True</AutoGen> <DependentUpon>Application.myapp</DependentUpon> </Compile> <Compile Include="My Project\Resources.Designer.vb"> <AutoGen>True</AutoGen> <DesignTime>True</DesignTime> <DependentUpon>Resources.resx</DependentUpon> </Compile> <Compile Include="My Project\Settings.Designer.vb"> <AutoGen>True</AutoGen> <DependentUpon>Settings.settings</DependentUpon> <DesignTimeSharedInput>True</DesignTimeSharedInput> </Compile> </ItemGroup> <ItemGroup> <EmbeddedResource Include="My Project\Resources.resx"> <Generator>VbMyResourcesResXFileCodeGenerator</Generator> <LastGenOutput>Resources.Designer.vb</LastGenOutput> <CustomToolNamespace>My.Resources</CustomToolNamespace> <SubType>Designer</SubType> </EmbeddedResource> </ItemGroup> <ItemGroup> <None Include="My Project\Application.myapp"> <Generator>MyApplicationCodeGenerator</Generator> <LastGenOutput>Application.Designer.vb</LastGenOutput> </None> <None Include="My Project\Settings.settings"> <Generator>SettingsSingleFileGenerator</Generator> <CustomToolNamespace>My</CustomToolNamespace> <LastGenOutput>Settings.Designer.vb</LastGenOutput> </None> </ItemGroup> <Import Project="$(MSBuildToolsPath)\Microsoft.VisualBasic.targets" /> <!-- To modify your build process, add your task inside one of the targets below and uncomment it. Other similar extension points exist, see Microsoft.Common.targets. <Target Name="BeforeBuild"> </Target> <Target Name="AfterBuild"> </Target> --> </Project>

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Use Rich Formatting to Create Report.VS2010.vbproj
      
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <Project DefaultTargets="Build" xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/developer/msbuild/2003" ToolsVersion="4.0"> <PropertyGroup> <Configuration Condition=" '$(Configuration)' == '' ">Debug</Configuration> <Platform Condition=" '$(Platform)' == '' ">AnyCPU</Platform> <ProductVersion> </ProductVersion> <SchemaVersion>2.0</SchemaVersion> <ProjectGuid>{2D631465-F43A-4E34-8A5E-F9730489B15F}</ProjectGuid> <OutputType>Exe</OutputType> <StartupObject>Using_rich_formatting__VB.NET_.Module1</StartupObject> <RootNamespace>Using_rich_formatting__VB.NET_</RootNamespace> <AssemblyName>Using rich formatting %28VB.NET%29</AssemblyName> <MyType>Console</MyType> <OldToolsVersion>3.5</OldToolsVersion> <TargetFrameworkVersion>v4.0</TargetFrameworkVersion> </PropertyGroup> <PropertyGroup Condition=" '$(Configuration)|$(Platform)' == 'Debug|AnyCPU' "> <DebugSymbols>true</DebugSymbols> <DebugType>full</DebugType> <DefineDebug>true</DefineDebug> <DefineTrace>true</DefineTrace> <OutputPath>bin\Debug\</OutputPath> <DocumentationFile>Using_rich_formatting__VB.NET_.xml</DocumentationFile> <NoWarn>42016,41999,42017,42018,42019,42032,42036,42020,42021,42022</NoWarn> </PropertyGroup> <PropertyGroup Condition=" '$(Configuration)|$(Platform)' == 'Release|AnyCPU' "> <DebugType>pdbonly</DebugType> <DefineDebug>false</DefineDebug> <DefineTrace>true</DefineTrace> <Optimize>true</Optimize> <OutputPath>bin\Release\</OutputPath> <DocumentationFile>Using_rich_formatting__VB.NET_.xml</DocumentationFile> <NoWarn>42016,41999,42017,42018,42019,42032,42036,42020,42021,42022</NoWarn> </PropertyGroup> <ItemGroup> <Reference Include="Bytescout.Spreadsheet, Version=1.3.2.1, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=f7dd1bd9d40a50eb, processorArchitecture=MSIL"> <SpecificVersion>False</SpecificVersion> </Reference> <Reference Include="System" /> <Reference Include="System.Data" /> <Reference Include="System.Deployment" /> <Reference Include="System.Drawing" /> <Reference Include="System.Xml" /> </ItemGroup> <ItemGroup> </ItemGroup> <ItemGroup> <Import Include="Microsoft.VisualBasic" /> <Import Include="System" /> <Import Include="System.Collections" /> <Import Include="System.Collections.Generic" /> <Import Include="System.Data" /> <Import Include="System.Diagnostics" /> </ItemGroup> <ItemGroup> <Compile Include="Module1.vb" /> <Compile Include="My Project\AssemblyInfo.vb" /> <Compile Include="My Project\Application.Designer.vb"> <AutoGen>True</AutoGen> <DependentUpon>Application.myapp</DependentUpon> </Compile> <Compile Include="My Project\Resources.Designer.vb"> <AutoGen>True</AutoGen> <DesignTime>True</DesignTime> <DependentUpon>Resources.resx</DependentUpon> </Compile> <Compile Include="My Project\Settings.Designer.vb"> <AutoGen>True</AutoGen> <DependentUpon>Settings.settings</DependentUpon> <DesignTimeSharedInput>True</DesignTimeSharedInput> </Compile> </ItemGroup> <ItemGroup> <EmbeddedResource Include="My Project\Resources.resx"> <Generator>VbMyResourcesResXFileCodeGenerator</Generator> <LastGenOutput>Resources.Designer.vb</LastGenOutput> <CustomToolNamespace>My.Resources</CustomToolNamespace> <SubType>Designer</SubType> </EmbeddedResource> </ItemGroup> <ItemGroup> <None Include="My Project\Application.myapp"> <Generator>MyApplicationCodeGenerator</Generator> <LastGenOutput>Application.Designer.vb</LastGenOutput> </None> <None Include="My Project\Settings.settings"> <Generator>SettingsSingleFileGenerator</Generator> <CustomToolNamespace>My</CustomToolNamespace> <LastGenOutput>Settings.Designer.vb</LastGenOutput> </None> </ItemGroup> <Import Project="$(MSBuildToolsPath)\Microsoft.VisualBasic.targets" /> <!-- To modify your build process, add your task inside one of the targets below and uncomment it. Other similar extension points exist, see Microsoft.Common.targets. <Target Name="BeforeBuild"> </Target> <Target Name="AfterBuild"> </Target> --> </Project>

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