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.NET Framework 4.5.2+

Row Interface

A row in a worksheet.

Namespace: DevExpress.Spreadsheet

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


public interface Row :


A worksheet is divided into 1,048,576 rows and 16,384 columns. Use the Worksheet.Rows property to access the collection of worksheet rows.

Access Rows

Use the RowCollection.Item property to access an individual row in a worksheet.

Obtain the Row at the Specified Index

using DevExpress.Spreadsheet;
// ...

// Access the row collection.
RowCollection rows = workbook.Worksheets[0].Rows;

// Access the first row in the collection.
Row firstRow = rows[0];

A row index is zero-based. It specifies the row position in the collection.

Row indexes

Obtain the Row with a Given Heading

using DevExpress.Spreadsheet;
// ...

// Access the row collection.
RowCollection rows = workbook.Worksheets[0].Rows;

// Access the first row by its heading.
Row firstRow = rows["1"];

Row headings help users identify each row in a worksheet.

Row headings

Insert Rows

Use the following methods to insert rows into a worksheet:

Inserts a row above the current row.
Inserts rows at the specified position.


The number of rows in a worksheet does not change - 1,048,576. When you add new rows, the rows below are shifted down and an equivalent number of rows at the end of the worksheet is removed.

Insert a Single Row

// Insert the third row.

// Insert the fifth row.

Insert a new row

Insert Multiple Rows

// Insert three rows (from row 3 to row 5).
worksheet.Rows.Insert(2, 3);

Insert multiple rows

Insert Rows Above a Specific Cell Range

Use the Worksheet.InsertCells method to insert empty rows above the specified cells. The method inserts the same number of rows as the specified cell range.

// Insert two rows above the "B3:E4" cell range.
worksheet.InsertCells(worksheet.Range["B3:E4"], InsertCellsMode.EntireRow);

Insert rows above specific cells

Format Inserted Rows

Pass a RowFormatMode enumeration member to the RowCollection.Insert method to specify format options for inserted rows.

// Insert two rows with the same formatting as the first row.
worksheet.Rows.Insert(1, 2, RowFormatMode.FormatAsPrevious);

Insert rows and specify format options

Remove Rows

Use the following methods to delete rows from a worksheet:

Removes the current row.
Removes rows at the specified position.


The number of rows in a worksheet does not change - 1,048,576. When you delete rows, the rows below are shifted up and an equivalent number of new rows is added to the end of the worksheet.

Remove a Single Row

// Delete the second row.

// Delete the third row.

Remove a row

Remove Multiple Rows

// Delete three rows (from row 2 to row 4).
worksheet.Rows.Remove(1, 3);

Remove multiple rows

Remove Rows That Meet a Specific Condition

// Specify the condition to remove worksheet rows.
// If a value in the "D" column is greater than 30, remove the corresponding row. 
Func<int, bool> rowRemovalCondition = x => worksheet.Cells[x, 3].Value.NumericValue > 30.0;

// Delete rows that meet the specified condition.
// Check rows 2 through 7.
worksheet.Rows.Remove(1, 6, rowRemovalCondition);

Remove rows that meet a condition

Remove Rows That Contain Specific Cells

Use the Worksheet.DeleteCells method to delete rows that contain the specified cell range.

// Delete a row that contains the "B2" cell.
worksheet.DeleteCells(worksheet.Cells["B2"], DeleteMode.EntireRow);

Remove a row that contains a specific cell

Group and Ungroup Rows

Use the RowCollection.Group method to group rows.

// Group rows 3 through 6 and collapse the group.
worksheet.Rows.Group(2, 5, true);

// Group rows 9 through 12 and expand the group.
worksheet.Rows.Group(8, 11, false);

// Group rows 2 through 13 to create the outer group. 
worksheet.Rows.Group(1, 12, false);

Group rows

Use the RowCollection.UnGroup method to ungroup rows.

// Ungroup rows 3 through 6 and display collapsed data.
worksheet.Rows.UnGroup(2, 5, true);

// Ungroup rows 9 through 12.
worksheet.Rows.UnGroup(8, 11, false);

// Remove the outer row group.
worksheet.Rows.UnGroup(1, 12, false);

Expand or Collapse Groups

Use the following methods to collapse or expand row groups in a worksheet:

Collapses all row groups.
Collapses row groups starting with the specified group level.
Expands all row groups.
// Collapse all row groups except the first level group.

Collapse row groups

Hide Rows

Use the Row.Visible property or the RowCollection.Hide method to hide rows in a worksheet.

// Hide rows 2 through 6.
worksheet.Rows.Hide(1, 5);

// Hide row 8.
worksheet.Rows[7].Visible = false;

Hide rows

Set the Row.Visible property to true to display a row. Use the RowCollection.Unhide method to show multiple hidden rows.

// Show rows 2 through 6.
worksheet.Rows.Unhide(1, 5);

// Show row 8.
worksheet.Rows[7].Visible = true;

Specify Row Height

AutoFit Row Height

Use the Row.AutoFit or RowCollection.AutoFit method to automatically change the row height to fit the contents.

// Adjust the height of row 2.

// Adjust the height of rows 3 through 5.
worksheet.Rows.AutoFit(2, 4);

Set the Height Value

Use the Row.Height property to specify the row height in measurement units defined by the Workbook.Unit property.

// Set the height of row 2 to 50 points.
workbook.Unit = DevExpress.Office.DocumentUnit.Point;
worksheet.Rows[1].Height = 50;

// Set the height of row 5 to the height of row 2.
worksheet.Rows["5"].Height = worksheet.Rows["2"].Height;

Set row height


If the row height is set to 0, the row is hidden. You can also use the Row.Visible property to hide a row or display the hidden row again.

Set the Default Row Height

Use the Worksheet.DefaultRowHeight property to set the default height for worksheet rows.


The Worksheet.DefaultRowHeight property does not affect rows with explicitly specified heights.

// Set the default row height to 30 points.
workbook.Unit = DevExpress.Office.DocumentUnit.Point;
worksheet.DefaultRowHeight = 30;

Set Row Height for a Cell Range

Use the CellRange.RowHeight property to set the height of rows that contain the specified cell range.

// Specify the height of the row that contains the "C5" cell.
workbook.Unit = DevExpress.Office.DocumentUnit.Inch;
worksheet.Cells["C5"].RowHeight = 0.5;

Set row height for a cell

Set the Height of All Rows

Use the Column.RowHeight property to specify the height of all rows in a worksheet.

// Set the height of all rows to 40 points.
workbook.Unit = DevExpress.Office.DocumentUnit.Point;
worksheet.Columns[0].RowHeight = 40;

Set the height of all rows

Copy Rows

Use the Row.CopyFrom method to copy a row in a worksheet.

// Copy data from row 3 to row 2.

Copy a row

Pass a PasteSpecial enumeration member to the Row.CopyFrom method to specify which part of the copied data should be pasted into destination cells.

// Copy number formats from row 3 to row 2.
worksheet.Rows[1].CopyFrom(worksheet.Rows[2], PasteSpecial.NumberFormats);

Copy a date display format

Move Rows

Use the Row.MoveTo method to move a row to a different position in a worksheet.


When you move rows, existing destination cell content is replaced.

// Move row 3 up one row.

Move a row

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