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How to get the column index from column name using XlsIO?

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This article explains how to get the column index from column name using XlsIO in C#/VB.NET.

How to get column index from column name of Excel using XlsIO?

Column Index can be retrieved using XlsIO by passing column name as parameter to GetColumnIndex method of RangeImpl class.

Sample code to get the column index from column name.

int index = RangeImpl.GetColumnIndex("AA");

NOTE: RangeImpl will be available in the namespace Syncfusion.XlsIO.Implementation.

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To know more about row column manipulation of Excel using XlsIO, please refer the documentation.

The following C#/VB.NET complete code snippet shows how to get the column index from column name using XlsIO.


using Syncfusion.XlsIO;
using Syncfusion.XlsIO.Implementation;
using System.IO;
namespace GetColumnIndexFromColumnName
    class Program
        static void Main(string[] args)
             using (ExcelEngine excelEngine = new ExcelEngine())
                IApplication application = excelEngine.Excel;
                application.DefaultVersion = ExcelVersion.Excel2016;
                //Creating new workbook
                IWorkbook workbook = application.Workbooks.Create(1);
                //Retrieves the index of Column 'AA'
                int index = RangeImpl.GetColumnIndex("AA");
                //Saving and closing the workbook
                Stream stream = File.Create("Output.xlsx");



Imports Syncfusion.XlsIO
Imports Syncfusion.XlsIO.Implementation
Imports System.IO
Module Program
    Public Sub Main(ByVal args As String())
        Using excelEngine As ExcelEngine = New ExcelEngine()
            Dim application As IApplication = excelEngine.Excel
            application.DefaultVersion = ExcelVersion.Excel2016
            'Creating new workbook
            Dim workbook As IWorkbook = application.Workbooks.Create(1)
            'Retrieves the index of Column 'AA'
            Dim index As Integer = RangeImpl.GetColumnIndex("AA")
            'Saving and closing the workbook
            Dim stream As Stream = File.Create("Output.xlsx")
        End Using
    End Sub
End Module


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