How to convert custom Excel sheets to PDF in C# and VB.Net

How to convert custom Excel sheets to PDF
in C# and VB.Net.


Complete code

using System;
using System.IO;
using System.Collections;

namespace Sample
{
	class Test
	{		
		static void Main(string[] args)
		{
			// Convert custom Excel sheets to PDF.
			// If you need more information about UseOffice .Net email us at:
			// support@sautinsoft.com.			

			SautinSoft.UseOffice u = new SautinSoft.UseOffice();

			string inpFile = Path.GetFullPath(@"..\..\example.xlsx");			
			string outFile = Path.GetFullPath("Result.pdf");

			// Prepare UseOffice .Net, load MS Excel in memory.
			int ret = u.InitExcel();

            // Return values:
            // 0 - Loading successfully
            // 1 - Can't load MS Excel library in memory

            if (ret == 1)
            {
                Console.WriteLine("Error! Can't load MS Excel library in memory.");
                return;
            }

			// Set to convert only 1st and 3rd sheets.
			u.ExcelOptions.SheetNumbers(new int [] {1,3});
			
			// Perform the conversion.
			ret = u.ConvertFile(inpFile, outFile, SautinSoft.UseOffice.eDirection.XLSX_to_PDF);

			// Release MS Excel from memory
			u.CloseExcel();

            // 0 - Converting successfully
            // 1 - Can't open input file. Check that you are using full local path to input file, URL and relative path are not supported
            // 2 - Can't create output file. Please check that you have permissions to write by this path or probably this path already used by another application
            // 3 - Converting failed, please contact with our Support Team
            // 4 - MS Office isn't installed. The component requires that any of these versions of MS Office should be installed: 2000, XP, 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016 or 2019.
            if (ret == 0)
            {
                // Open the result.
                System.Diagnostics.Process.Start(new System.Diagnostics.ProcessStartInfo(outFile) { UseShellExecute = true });
            }
            else
                Console.WriteLine("Error! Please contact with SautinSoft support: support@sautinsoft.com.");
        }
    }
}

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            Imports System
Imports System.IO
Imports System.Collections

Namespace Sample
    Friend Class Test
        Shared Sub Main(ByVal args() As String)
            ' Convert custom Excel sheets to PDF.
            ' If you need more information about UseOffice .Net email us at:
            ' support@sautinsoft.com.			

            Dim u As New SautinSoft.UseOffice()

            Dim inpFile As String = Path.GetFullPath("..\example.xlsx")
            Dim outFile As String = Path.GetFullPath("Result.pdf")

            ' Prepare UseOffice .Net, load MS Excel in memory.
            Dim ret As Integer = u.InitExcel()

            ' Return values:
            ' 0 - Loading successfully
            ' 1 - Can't load MS Excel library in memory

            If ret = 1 Then
                Console.WriteLine("Error! Can't load MS Excel library in memory.")
                Return
            End If

            ' Set to convert only 1st and 3rd sheets.
            u.ExcelOptions.SheetNumbers(New Integer() {1, 3})

            ' Perform the conversion.
            ret = u.ConvertFile(inpFile, outFile, SautinSoft.UseOffice.eDirection.XLSX_to_PDF)

            ' Release MS Excel from memory
            u.CloseExcel()

            ' 0 - Converting successfully
            ' 1 - Can't open input file. Check that you are using full local path to input file, URL and relative path are not supported
            ' 2 - Can't create output file. Please check that you have permissions to write by this path or probably this path already used by another application
            ' 3 - Converting failed, please contact with our Support Team
            ' 4 - MS Office isn't installed. The component requires that any of these versions of MS Office should be installed: 2000, XP, 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016 or 2019.
            If ret = 0 Then
                ' Open the result.
                System.Diagnostics.Process.Start(New System.Diagnostics.ProcessStartInfo(outFile) With {.UseShellExecute = True})
            Else
                Console.WriteLine("Error! Please contact with SautinSoft support: support@sautinsoft.com.")
            End If
        End Sub
    End Class
End Namespace

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If you are looking for a standalone .Net Framework or .Net Core solution to convert Excel to PDF without MS Office, see our Excel to PDF .Net.


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