Worksheets in Spreadsheet Documents
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A workbook consists of worksheets. A worksheet is a grid of cells organized into 1,048,576 rows and 16,384 columns. Each row is numbered (“1”, “2”, “3”, …, “1048576”), and each column is lettered (“A”, “B”, “C”, …, “XFD”). Row and column headings are displayed at the left and at the top of a worksheet, respectively.
Worksheet cells can contain data of different types, and formulas. These cells can be formatted. Proper cell formatting improves worksheet appearance, and allows end-users to read, find and understand worksheet data more easily. When adjusting cell appearance, you can specify font, font size, character style (bold, italic or underline), text alignment, and different colors for the background and foreground. For details on formatting cells, see the Formatting Cells document as well as the examples in the Formatting Cells section.
All worksheets in a workbook are stored within the WorksheetCollection, which you can access via the Workbook.Worksheets property. To get an individual worksheet, use WorksheetCollection.Item. Each worksheet is accessible by its unique name or position within the workbook (see the How to: Access a Worksheet example).
To set the active worksheet within a workbook, use the WorksheetCollection.ActiveWorksheet property (see the How to: Set an Active Worksheet example).
The Worksheet interface represents a worksheet. It provides a wide range of members to access and manage different worksheet elements. The following table lists the main properties and methods.
Returns the collection of all worksheet rows.
Returns the collection of all worksheet columns.
Returns the collection of all worksheet cells. You can use this property to format the entire worksheet at once, or access individual cells.
Provides access to a range of cells.
Returns the collection of worksheet defined names associated with cells, cell ranges, formulas and constants.
How to: Create a Named Range of Cells
Returns the collection of hyperlinks contained in worksheet cells.
Returns the collection of comments contained in worksheet cells.
Returns the collection of all graphics contained in the worksheet.
Returns a worksheet cell range that contains data.
Specifies the worksheet name.
Control worksheet position within a workbook.
Control worksheet visibility.
Specifies options that affect how a worksheet is printed.
A worksheet view holds a set of display settings applied to a worksheet. To change these settings, modify the properties of the WorksheetView object that is accessed via the Worksheet.ActiveView property.
|WorksheetView.ViewType||Specifies the worksheet view.|
|WorksheetView.Orientation||Specifies worksheet page orientation (landscape or portrait).||How to: Set Page Orientation|
|WorksheetView.Margins||Specifies the margins of worksheet pages. Use the Workbook.Unit property to select the unit of measure for page margins.||How to: Set Page Margins|
|WorksheetView.PaperKind||Specifies the paper size of worksheet pages when the worksheet is printed.||How to: Set Paper Size|
|WorksheetView.ShowGridlines||Controls the visibility of worksheet gridlines.||How to: Show and Hide Gridlines|
|WorksheetView.ShowHeadings||Specifies whether to show or hide row and column headings in a worksheet.||How to: Show and Hide Row and Column Headings|
|WorksheetView.TabColor||Specifies the worksheet tab color.|
|WorksheetView.Zoom||Sets the zoom level for a worksheet view.||How to: Zoom In and Out of a Worksheet|