Converting Worksheet to Different Image Formats

Converting Worksheet to Image

Worksheets contain data that you want to analyze. For example, a worksheet can contain parameters, totals, percentages, exceptions, and calculations.

As a developer, you might need to present worksheets as images. For example, you might need to use an image of a worksheet in an application or web page. You might want to insert an image into a Microsoft Word document, a PDF file, a PowerPoint presentation or some other document type. Simply put, you want a worksheet rendered as an image so that you can use it somewhere else.

Aspose.Cells supports converting Excel worksheets to images. To use this feature, you need to import the Aspose.Cells.Rendering namespace to your program or project. It has several valuable classes for rendering and printing, for example SheetRender, ImageOrPrintOptions, WorkbookRender, and others.

The SheetRender class represents a worksheet to render as images. It has an overloaded method, ToImage, that can convert a worksheet to image file(s) with different attributes or options. It returns a System.Drawing.Bitmap object and you can save an image file to disk or stream. Several image formats are supported, for example BMP, PNG, GIF, JPG, JPEG, TIFF, EMF.

The following code snippet shows how to convert a worksheet in an Excel file to an image file.

Converting Worksheet to SVG

SVG stands for Scalable Vector Graphics. SVG is a specification based on XML standards for two-dimensional vector graphics. It is an open standard that has been under development by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) since 1999.

Aspose.Cells for .NET has been able to convert worksheets to SVG image since version 7.1.0. The following code snippet shows how to convert a worksheet in an Excel file to an SVG image file.