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

TextConditionalFormatting Interface

Represents a conditional formatting rule that formats cells that contain or do not contain the given text.

Namespace: DevExpress.Spreadsheet

Assembly: DevExpress.Spreadsheet.v20.1.Core.dll


public interface TextConditionalFormatting :
Public Interface TextConditionalFormatting
    Inherits ConditionalFormatting,


The conditional formatting rule specified by the TextConditionalFormatting object highlights cells based on the text they contain. The Worksheet.ConditionalFormattings property returns the ConditionalFormattingCollection collection that stores all conditional formatting rules specified on a worksheet. Use the methods of the ConditionalFormattingCollection object to apply (the ConditionalFormattingCollection.AddTextConditionalFormatting method) or remove (the ConditionalFormattingCollection.Remove method) the conditional format.


This example demonstrates how to create a rule that applies a conditional format based on the text in a cell.

  1. To create a new conditional formatting rule represented by the TextConditionalFormatting object, access the collection of conditional formats from the Worksheet.ConditionalFormattings property and call the ConditionalFormattingCollection.AddTextConditionalFormatting method. Pass the following parameters:

    • A CellRange object that defines a range of cells to which the rule is applied.
    • A condition specified by one of the ConditionalFormattingTextCondition enumeration values.
    • A text string to be highlighted in a range of cells.
  2. Specify formatting options to be applied to cells if the condition is true using the ISupportsFormatting.Formatting property of the TextConditionalFormatting object.

To remove the TextConditionalFormatting object, use the ConditionalFormattingCollection.Remove, ConditionalFormattingCollection.RemoveAt or ConditionalFormattingCollection.Clear methods.

' Create the rule to highlight values with the given text string in cells A2 through A15.
Dim cfRule As TextConditionalFormatting = worksheet.ConditionalFormattings.AddTextConditionalFormatting(worksheet.Range("$A$2:$A$15"), ConditionalFormattingTextCondition.Contains, "Bradbury")
' Specify formatting options to be applied to cells if the condition is true.
' Set the background color to pink.
cfRule.Formatting.Fill.BackgroundColor = Color.FromArgb(255, &HE1, &H95, &HC2)
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