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How to: Delete a Cell or Range of Cells

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This example demonstrates how to delete cells from a worksheet. To do this, use the Worksheet.DeleteCells method. Pass a cell or cell range that you want to delete, and the DeleteMode.ShiftCellsUp or DeleteMode.ShiftCellsLeft enumeration member to specify how to shift other cells.

using DevExpress.Spreadsheet;
// ...

IWorkbook workbook = spreadsheetControl1.Document;
Worksheet worksheet = workbook.Worksheets[0];

// Delete the C5 cell, shifting other cells in the same row to the left.
worksheet.DeleteCells(worksheet.Cells["C5"], DeleteMode.ShiftCellsLeft);

// Delete the H11:I12 range of cells, shifting other cells in the same column up.
worksheet.DeleteCells(worksheet.Range["H11:I12"], DeleteMode.ShiftCellsUp);

To delete cell content or formatting without removing an entire cell from the worksheet, use the Clear* methods of the Worksheet object (see the How to: Clear Cells of Content, Formatting, Hyperlinks and Comments example).

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