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.NET Framework 4.5.2+

PasteSpecial Enum

Specifies the part of data to paste from copied cells into target cells.

Namespace: DevExpress.Spreadsheet

Assembly: DevExpress.Spreadsheet.v23.1.Core.dll


public enum PasteSpecial


Name Description

Pastes cell constant values (for example, text, numbers, and so on) and formulas (but not their calculated values).


Pastes cell values only (including values calculated from formulas, but not formulas themselves).


Pastes cell number formats only.


Pastes cell borders only.


Pastes cell formatting only (font, background, alignment, number format, and borders).


Pastes cell comments only.


Applies column widths only.


Pastes only data validation rules applied to copied cells.

Pastes hyperlinks only (without display text).


Pastes all cell data (formulas, values, and formatting) except column widths.


The PasteSpecial enumeration members are used by the CellRange.CopyFrom method. Refer to the following examples for details:


This example demonstrates how to copy data from one cell to another, and specify which parts of the copied data (for example, value only, formatting information only, borders only, etc.) should be pasted into the destination cell. To do this, call the CellRange.CopyFrom method of the Cell object corresponding to the cell into which you want to copy data from another cell. Pass the source cell object and required member of the PasteSpecial enumerator as parameters.

View Example

Worksheet worksheet = workbook.Worksheets[0];
worksheet.Columns["A"].WidthInCharacters = 32;
worksheet.Columns["B"].WidthInCharacters = 20;
Style style = workbook.Styles[BuiltInStyleId.Input];

// Specify the content and formatting for a source cell.
worksheet.Cells["A1"].Value = "Source Cell";

Cell sourceCell = worksheet.Cells["B1"];
sourceCell.Formula = "= PI()";
sourceCell.NumberFormat = "0.0000";
sourceCell.Style = style;
sourceCell.Font.Color = Color.Blue;
sourceCell.Font.Bold = true;
sourceCell.Borders.SetOutsideBorders(Color.Black, BorderLineStyle.Thin);

// Copy all information from the source cell to the "B3" cell. 
worksheet.Cells["A3"].Value = "Copy All";

// Copy only the source cell content (e.g., text, numbers, formula calculated values) to the "B4" cell.
worksheet.Cells["A4"].Value = "Copy Values";
worksheet.Cells["B4"].CopyFrom(sourceCell, PasteSpecial.Values);

// Copy the source cell content (e.g., text, numbers, formula calculated values) 
// and number formats to the "B5" cell.
worksheet.Cells["A5"].Value = "Copy Values and Number Formats";
worksheet.Cells["B5"].CopyFrom(sourceCell, PasteSpecial.Values | PasteSpecial.NumberFormats);

// Copy only the formatting information from the source cell to the "B6" cell.
worksheet.Cells["A6"].Value = "Copy Formats";
worksheet.Cells["B6"].CopyFrom(sourceCell, PasteSpecial.Formats);

// Copy all information from the source cell to the "B7" cell except for border settings.
worksheet.Cells["A7"].Value = "Copy All Except Borders";
worksheet.Cells["B7"].CopyFrom(sourceCell, PasteSpecial.All & ~PasteSpecial.Borders);

// Copy information only about borders from the source cell to the "B8" cell.
worksheet.Cells["A8"].Value = "Copy Borders";
worksheet.Cells["B8"].CopyFrom(sourceCell, PasteSpecial.Borders);
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