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.NET Framework 4.5.2+

IWorkbook.Range Property

Provides access to the cell range in the worbook.

Namespace: DevExpress.Spreadsheet

Assembly: DevExpress.Spreadsheet.v22.2.Core.dll


IRangeProvider Range { get; }

Property Value

Type Description

An object implementing the IRangeProvider interface.


A cell range is a rectangular block of cells that is specified by the CellRange object. The Range property returns the IRangeProvider object whose members can be used to obtain a cell range.

  • IRangeProvider.Item, IRangeProvider.Parse - obtain a cell range by its cell reference or name.

    To access a cell range located in a specific worksheet of the workbook, specify this worksheet name before the cell reference, and separate them with an exclamation point (for example, workbook.Range.Parse(“Sheet2!C3:D9”)). If you do not specify the worksheet name explicitly, the cell range located on the currently active worksheet is returned.

  • IRangeProvider.FromLTRB - obtains a cell range by the indexes of its top left and bottom right cells.

    This method returns a cell range located in the worksheet that is currently active.

In addition, to get a cell range located in a specific worksheet, you can use the Worksheet.Range property of the corresponding worksheet object.


This example demonstrates how to access ranges of cells in a worksheet. There are several ways to accomplish this.

View Example

// A range that includes cells from the top left cell (A1) to the bottom right cell (B5).
CellRange rangeA1B5 = worksheet["A1:B5"];

// A rectangular range that includes cells from the top left cell (C5) to the bottom right cell (E7).
CellRange rangeC5E7 = worksheet["C5:E7"];

// The C4:E7 cell range located in the "Sheet3" worksheet.
CellRange rangeSheet3C4E7 = workbook.Range["Sheet3!C4:E7"];

// A range that contains a single cell (E7).
CellRange rangeE7 = worksheet["E7"];

// A range that includes the entire column A.
CellRange rangeColumnA = worksheet["A:A"];

// A range that includes the entire row 5.
CellRange rangeRow5 = worksheet["5:5"];

// A minimal rectangular range that includes all listed cells: C6, D9 and E7.
CellRange rangeC6D9E7 = worksheet.Range.Parse("C6:D9:E7");

// A rectangular range whose left column index is 0, top row index is 0, 
// right column index is 3 and bottom row index is 2. This is the A1:D3 cell range.
CellRange rangeA1D3 = worksheet.Range.FromLTRB(0, 0, 3, 2);

// A range that includes the intersection of two ranges: C5:E10 and E9:G13. 
// This is the E9:E10 cell range.
CellRange rangeE9E10 = worksheet["C5:E10 E9:G13"];

// Create a defined name for the D20:G23 cell range.
worksheet.DefinedNames.Add("MyNamedRange", "Sheet1!$D$20:$G$23");
// Access a range by its defined name.
CellRange rangeD20G23 = worksheet["MyNamedRange"];
CellRange rangeA1D4 = worksheet["A1:D4"];
CellRange rangeD5E7 = worksheet["D5:E7"];
CellRange rangeRow11 = worksheet["11:11"];
CellRange rangeF7 = worksheet["F7"];

// Create a complex range using the Range.Union method.
CellRange complexRange1 = worksheet["A7:A9"].Union(rangeD5E7);

// Create a complex range using the IRangeProvider.Union method.
CellRange complexRange2 = worksheet.Range.Union(new CellRange[] { rangeRow11, rangeA1D4, rangeF7 });

// Fill the ranges with different colors.
complexRange1.FillColor = myColor1;
complexRange2.FillColor = myColor2;

// Use the Areas property to get access to a component of a complex range.
complexRange2.Areas[2].FillColor = Color.Beige;
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