How to export DataSet to Excel in custom format in C++.NET

 | Tutorial 02
 | This code sample shows how to export DataSet to Excel file in C++.NET.
 | The DataSet contains data from a SQL database, but it also can contain
 | data from other sources like GridView, DataGridView, DataGrid or other.
 | The cells are formatted using a user-defined format.

#include "stdafx.h"

#using <System.Xml.dll>
#using <System.dll>

using namespace System;
using namespace System::Drawing;
using namespace System::Data;
using namespace EasyXLS;
using namespace EasyXLS::Constants;

int main()
    Console::WriteLine("Tutorial 02\n----------\n");

    // Create an instance of the class that exports Excel files
    ExcelDocument ^workbook = gcnew ExcelDocument();

    // Create the database connection
    String ^sConnectionString = "Initial Catalog=Northwind;Data Source=localhost;Integrated Security=SSPI;";
    System::Data::SqlClient::SqlConnection ^sqlConnection = 
        gcnew System::Data::SqlClient::SqlConnection(sConnectionString);

    // Create the adapter used to fill the dataset
    String ^sQueryString = "SELECT TOP 100 CAST(Month(ord.OrderDate) AS varchar) + ";
    sQueryString = String::Concat(sQueryString, "'/' + CAST(Day(ord.OrderDate) AS varchar) + ");
    sQueryString = String::Concat(sQueryString, "'/' + CAST(year(ord.OrderDate) AS varchar) AS 'Order Date', ");
    sQueryString = String::Concat(sQueryString, "P.ProductName AS 'Product Name', O.UnitPrice AS Price, ");
    sQueryString = String::Concat(sQueryString, "CAST(O.Quantity AS varchar) AS Quantity ,");
    sQueryString = String::Concat(sQueryString, "O.UnitPrice * O. Quantity AS Value ");
    sQueryString = String::Concat(sQueryString, "FROM Orders AS ord, [Order Details] AS O, Products AS P ");
    sQueryString = String::Concat(sQueryString, "WHERE O.ProductID = P.ProductID AND O.OrderID = ord.OrderID");
    System::Data::SqlClient::SqlDataAdapter ^adp = 
        gcnew System::Data::SqlClient::SqlDataAdapter(sQueryString, sqlConnection);

    // Populate the dataset
    System::Data::DataSet ^ds  = gcnew System::Data::DataSet();

    // Create an instance of the class used to format the cells in the report
    ExcelAutoFormat ^xlsAutoFormat = gcnew ExcelAutoFormat();

    // Set the formatting style of the header
    ExcelStyle ^xlsHeaderStyle = gcnew ExcelStyle(Color::LightGreen);

    // Set the formatting style of the cells (alternating style)
    ExcelStyle ^xlsEvenRowStripesStyle = gcnew ExcelStyle(Color::FloralWhite);
    ExcelStyle ^xlsOddRowStripesStyle = gcnew ExcelStyle(Color::FromArgb(240, 247, 239));
    xlsOddRowStripesStyle->setHorizontalAlignment (Alignment::ALIGNMENT_LEFT);
    ExcelStyle ^xlsLeftColumnStyle = gcnew ExcelStyle(Color::FloralWhite);

    // Export the Excel file
    Console::WriteLine("Writing file C:\\Samples\\Tutorial02 - export DataSet to Excel with formatting.xlsx.");
        "c:\\Samples\\Tutorial02 - export DataSet to Excel with formatting.xlsx", ds, xlsAutoFormat, "Sheet1");

    // Confirm export of Excel file
    String ^sError = workbook->easy_getError();
    if (sError->Equals(""))
        Console::Write("\nFile successfully created. Press Enter to Exit...");
        Console::Write(String::Concat("\nError encountered: ", sError, "\nPress Enter to Exit..."));

    // Close the database connection

    // Dispose memory
    delete  workbook;
    delete ds;
    delete sqlConnection;
    delete adp;


    return 0;

C++ without .NET Framework
This tutorial is valid for C++ applications that can use .NET Framework. For applications that does not have .NET Framework integrated, a similar code sample is available.

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