How to convert XML spreadsheet file to Excel in VB.NET

EasyXLS Excel library can be used to convert Excel files in VB.NET. The library works with .NET Framework or .NET Core platform.

Step 1: Download EasyXLS Excel Library for .NET

To download the trial version of EasyXLS Excel Library, press the below button:

Download EasyXLS™ Excel Library for VB.NET

If you already own a license key, you may login and download EasyXLS from your account.

Install the downloaded EasyXLS installer for v8.6 or earlier.

Step 2: License file setup

Step required for EasyXLS v9.0 or later.

If you are using a trial, generate a trial license file from EasyXLS trials page. The trial license is valid for 30-days.

If you own a license key, you may login to the account that purchased the license and generate the license file from:

Setup the license file into your project using these guidelines.

Step 3: Create a VB.NET project

If don't have a project, create one as ASP.NET web application, windows forms app, console application, class library or service.

Step 4: Include EasyXLS library into project

EasyXLS.dll must be added as reference to your project. EasyXLS.dll can be found:
- Inside the downloaded archive at Step 1 for EasyXLS v9.0 or later
- Under installation path for EasyXLS v8.6 or earlier, in "Dot NET version" folder.

Add EasyXLS reference

Step 5: Run VB.NET code that converts XML spreadsheet to Excel

Execute the following VB.NET code that converts XML spreadsheet file to Excel.

' Tutorial 41
' This tutorial shows how to convert XML spreadsheet to Excel in VB.NET. The
' XML Spreadsheet generated by Tutorial 32 is imported, some data is modified
' and after that is exported as Excel file.

Imports EasyXLS
Imports System.IO

Module Tutorial41

    Sub Main()

        Console.WriteLine("Tutorial 41" & vbCrLf & "----------" & vbCrLf)
        ' Create an instance of the class used to import/export Excel files
        Dim workbook As New ExcelDocument

        ' Import XML Spreadsheet file
        Console.WriteLine("Reading file C:\Samples\Tutorial32.xml." & vbCrLf)
        If (workbook.easy_LoadXMLSpreadsheetFile("C:\Samples\Tutorial32.xml")) Then

            ' Get the table of data from the second sheet and add some data in cells (optional step)
            Dim xlsSecondTab As ExcelWorksheet = workbook.easy_getSheetAt(1)
            Dim xlsTable = xlsSecondTab.easy_getExcelTable

            xlsTable.easy_getCell("A1").setValue("Data added by Tutorial41")

            For column As Integer = 0 To 4
                xlsTable.easy_getCell(1, column).setValue("Data " & (column + 1))

            ' Export Excel file
            Console.WriteLine(vbCrLf & "Writing file C:\Samples\Tutorial41 - convert XML spreadsheet to Excel.xlsx.")
            workbook.easy_WriteXLSXFile("C:\Samples\Tutorial41 - convert XML spreadsheet to Excel.xlsx")

            ' Confirm conversion of XML Spreadsheet to Excel
            Dim sError As String = workbook.easy_getError()
            If (sError.Equals("")) Then
                Console.Write(vbCrLf & "File successfully created.")
                Console.Write(vbCrLf & "Error encountered: " & sError)
            End If
            Console.WriteLine(vbCrLf & "Error reading file C:\Samples\Tutorial32.xml " & _
                              vbCrLf & workbook.easy_getError())
        End If

        ' Dispose memory

        Console.WriteLine(vbCrLf & "Press Enter to Exit...")
    End Sub

End Module

EasyXLS Excel libraries:

Excel Library for VB.NET
full .NET version to import, export or convert Excel files
Download EasyXLS™ Excel Library for VB.NET

File formats:

MS Excel 97 - 2003
MS Excel 2007 - 2019
MS Excel 2021
Office 365