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Convert a DataTable to HTML

The Following function will return a HTML formatted string for the given dataset.

Some line are commented, you can remove comments if you need.


  1. DataTable dtPriceDetails = SOME DATA TABLE   
  3. if (dt.Rows.Count > 0)  
  4. {  
  5. string StringDataTable = ConvertToHtmlFile(dtPriceDetails);  
  6. }  
  8.   public static string ConvertToHtmlFile(DataTable targetTable)  
  9.   {  
  10.     string myHtmlFile = "";  
  12. if (targetTable == null)  
  13.       {  
  14.         throw new System.ArgumentNullException("targetTable");  
  15. }  
  16.       else  
  17.       {  
  18.         //Continue.   
  19. }  
  21. //Get a worker object.  
  22.       StringBuilder myBuilder = new StringBuilder();  
  24.       //Open tags and write the top portion.   
  25.       //myBuilder.Append("");  
  26.       //myBuilder.Append("");  
  27.       //myBuilder.Append("");  
  28.       //myBuilder.Append("");  
  29.       //myBuilder.Append("");  
  30.       myBuilder.Append(");  
  31.       myBuilder.Append("style='border: solid 1px Silver; font-size: x-small;'>");  
  33. //Add the headings row.  
  34.       myBuilder.Append("");  
  35. foreach (DataColumn myColumn in targetTable.Columns)  
  36.       {  
  37.         myBuilder.Append("");  
  38.       myBuilder.Append(myColumn.ColumnName);  
  39.         myBuilder.Append("");  
  40.       }  
  41.       myBuilder.Append("");  
  43. //Add the data rows.   
  44.       foreach (DataRow myRow in targetTable.Rows)  
  45.       {  
  46.         myBuilder.Append("");  
  48. foreach (DataColumn myColumn in targetTable.Columns)  
  49.             {  
  50.                 myBuilder.Append("");  
  51.                   myBuilder.Append(myRow[myColumn.ColumnName].ToString());  
  52.                   myBuilder.Append("");  
  53. }  
  55.             myBuilder.Append("");  
  56. }  
  58.       //Close tags.   
  59.       myBuilder.Append("");  
  60.       //myBuilder.Append("");   
  61.       //myBuilder.Append("");  
  63.       //Get the string for return.   
  64.       myHtmlFile = myBuilder.ToString();  
  66.       return myHtmlFile;  
  67. }  

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