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Export GridView to PDF and send PDF File as email attachment in ASP.Net

Dear all,

try this example to Export GridView to PDF and send PDF File as email attachment in ASP.Net

1- Open VS 2010 and create a new Web Site

2- Add new Web Page and from Toolbox drag Gridview and Button control

<asp:GridView ID="GridView1" HeaderStyle-BackColor="#3AC0F2" HeaderStyle-ForeColor="White"
RowStyle-BackColor="#A1DCF2" AlternatingRowStyle-BackColor="White" AlternatingRowStyle-ForeColor="#000"
runat="server" AutoGenerateColumns="false">
<asp:BoundField DataField="Code" HeaderText="Code" ItemStyle-Width="80" />
<asp:BoundField DataField="Name" HeaderText="Name" ItemStyle-Width="150" />
<asp:BoundField DataField="City" HeaderText="City" ItemStyle-Width="150" />
<asp:Button ID="btnExport" runat="server" Text="Export To PDF and Send email" OnClick="ExportToPDF" />

3- You will need to import the following namespaces

using System.IO;
using System.Data;
using System.Net.Mail;
using iTextSharp.text;
using iTextSharp.text.pdf;
using iTextSharp.text.html.simpleparser;

4- In Code behind add the following code

protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
if (!this.IsPostBack)
DataTable dt = new DataTable();
dt.Columns.AddRange(new DataColumn[3] { new DataColumn("Code"), new DataColumn("Name"), new DataColumn("City") });
dt.Rows.Add(1, "Yasser Zaid", "Cairo");
dt.Rows.Add(2, "Ahmed Zaid", "Alexandria");
dt.Rows.Add(3, "Ali Mohamed", "Cairo");
dt.Rows.Add(4, "Sameh Saif", "Cairo");
GridView1.DataSource = dt;

protected void ExportToPDF(object sender, EventArgs e)
using (StringWriter sw = new StringWriter())
using (HtmlTextWriter hw = new HtmlTextWriter(sw))
StringReader sr = new StringReader(sw.ToString());
Document pdfDoc = new Document(PageSize.A4, 10f, 10f, 10f, 0f);
HTMLWorker htmlparser = new HTMLWorker(pdfDoc);
using (MemoryStream memoryStream = new MemoryStream())
PdfWriter.GetInstance(pdfDoc, memoryStream);
byte[] bytes = memoryStream.ToArray();
MailMessage mm = new MailMessage("sender@gmail.com", "receiver@gmail.com");
mm.Subject = "GridView Exported PDF";
mm.Body = "GridView Exported PDF Attachment";
mm.Attachments.Add(new Attachment(new MemoryStream(bytes), "ExportedGridViewPDF.pdf"));
mm.IsBodyHtml = true;
SmtpClient smtp = new SmtpClient();
smtp.Host = "smtp.gmail.com";
smtp.EnableSsl = true;
System.Net.NetworkCredential NetworkCred = new System.Net.NetworkCredential();
NetworkCred.UserName = "sender@gmail.com";
NetworkCred.Password = "<passord>";
smtp.UseDefaultCredentials = true;
smtp.Credentials = NetworkCred;
smtp.Port = 587;

public override void VerifyRenderingInServerForm(Control control)
/* Verifies that the control is rendered */

Hope this helps

Good Luck.

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