.NET Framework 4.5.2+
.NET Framework 4.5.2+
.NET Standard 2.0+

Cell.DisplayText Property

Returns a cell’s displayed value.

Namespace: DevExpress.Spreadsheet

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


string DisplayText { get; }

Property Value

Type Description

The cell’s display text.


Use the Cell.Value property to access and modify a cell’s value. A cell can contain different data types. Assign a number format pattern to the Cell.NumberFormat property to format a numeric value in a cell as a percentage, currency, fraction, date and time, and so on. The DisplayText property returns the cell’s formatted value.

// Add a formula to the cell "A1".
worksheet.Cells["A1"].Formula = "= Now()";
// Format the cell's value.
worksheet.Cells["A1"].NumberFormat = "m/d/yy h:mm";
// Obtain the cell's display text.
// The property returns the current date and time
// (for instance, "6/19/2020 13:13").
string displayText1 = worksheet.Cells["A1"].DisplayText;

// Add a number to the cell "B1".
worksheet.Cells["B1"].Value = 1.6;
// Format the number as a percentage.
worksheet.Cells["B1"].NumberFormat = "0.0%";
// Obtain the cell's display text.
// The property returns "160.0%".
string displayText2 = worksheet.Cells["B1"].DisplayText;

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