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

Workbook.Search(String) Method

Performs a search in the current document by using the default parameters.

You need an active license for the DevExpress Office File API Subscription or DevExpress Universal Subscription to use this method in production code.

Namespace: DevExpress.Spreadsheet

Assembly: DevExpress.Docs.v20.2.dll


public IEnumerable<Cell> Search(
    string text
Public Function Search(
    text As String
) As IEnumerable(Of Cell)


Name Type Description
text String

Specifies the text to search.


Type Description

A collection of cells that match the search term.


Use the Search method to perform a search in the current document with the default parameters listed in the table below.

Option Default Value
Look In Values and Formulas
Search Direction By Rows
Match Case False
Match Entire Cell Contents False

To restrict a search to the active worksheet or a cell range, use the Worksheet.Search or CellRange.Search methods. Use the CellRange.Value property to replace values in cells that match the search term.

Refer to the Find and Replace article for more information on search functionality in the Spreadsheet control.


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