IXlSheet.CreateColumn() Method

Creates a new column in the worksheet and returns the IXlColumn object.

Namespace: DevExpress.Export.Xl

Assembly: DevExpress.Printing.v21.2.Core.dll


IXlColumn CreateColumn()


Type Description

An IXlColumn object that is the newly created column.


Columns in a worksheet should be created prior to rows and cells. If you try to create a column after or during the row generation, an InvalidOperationException exception will be thrown.


The example below demonstrates how to create and modify a column in a worksheet. To do this, use the IXlSheet.CreateColumn method. To specify where a created column should be located in a worksheet, pass a zero-based column index to the method as a parameter.

// Create a new worksheet.
using (IXlSheet sheet = document.CreateSheet())
    // Create the column "A" and set its width to 100 pixels.
    using (IXlColumn column = sheet.CreateColumn())
        column.WidthInPixels = 100;

    // Create the column D and set its width to 24.5 characters.
    using (IXlColumn column = sheet.CreateColumn(3))
        column.WidthInCharacters = 24.5f;

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