sunburst uggs 0 create Microsoft Office documents in Xamarin Forms
Wouldn it be nice if you could create Microsoft Office Excel of Word files on the fly inside your Xamarin Forms app? Of course you could offload this to a backend service, but that means you also need to be the owner of the data service. On the other hand creating simple CSV files that are compatible with Excel is also a possibility,
but you are limited to only adding data in that case ( no formula or formatting ).
To accomplish this now ( without any new Visual Studio templates ), just create a new blank PCL Xamarin Forms app.
Now you can just delete the old PCL project.
For our example we also need to add the OpenXML nuget package so that we create and manipulate Docx and Xlsx files.
Let assume you have some data in a local database of pulled down from a REST service,
it nicely presented on your screen and you can annotate and filter it.
When you are done you want to transfer this set over to some coworker but he is working in another environment and excel would suit better.