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Worksheet.DefaultRowHeight Property

Gets or sets the default height of worksheet rows.

Namespace: DevExpress.Spreadsheet

Assembly: DevExpress.Spreadsheet.v23.2.Core.dll

NuGet Package: DevExpress.Spreadsheet.Core


double DefaultRowHeight { get; set; }

Property Value

Type Description

A Double value that is the row height in units of measurement that are in effect.


Use the DefaultRowHeight property to set the height of worksheet rows whose height is not specified explicitly. If you need to set the height of all rows on the worksheet to the same value and override all previously applied row height settings, use the CellRange.RowHeight property of the Column object corresponding to any column on a worksheet.

For information on how to change the width of worksheet columns, see the How to: Specify Row Height or Column Width example.


This example demonstrates how to control the row height in a worksheet.

Set Height for Individual Rows

Use the Row.Height or CellRange.RowHeight property to set the row height in the workbook’s measurement units.


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.

AutoFit Row Height

To automatically change the row height to fit the contents, use the row’s Row.AutoFit method. To quickly autofit several rows in a worksheet, use the RowCollection.AutoFit method.

Use the SpreadsheetCellOptions.AutoFitMergedCellRowHeight property to enable the AutoFit functionality for rows that have cells merged across.

Match the Height of Two Rows

To match one row height to another, make their Row.Height property values equal.

Set the Default Row Height

To set the default height for worksheet rows, use the Worksheet.DefaultRowHeight property. This property does not affect rows with an explicitly specified height.

Set the Height for All Rows in a Worksheet

To change the height of all rows in a worksheet, use the CellRange.RowHeight property of the Column object corresponding to any column in a worksheet. This sets the height of all rows to the same value, overriding all previously applied row height settings.

View Example

// Set the height of the 3rd row to 50 points
workbook.Unit = DevExpress.Office.DocumentUnit.Point;
worksheet.Rows[2].Height = 50;

// Set the height of the row that contains the "C5" cell to 2 inches.
workbook.Unit = DevExpress.Office.DocumentUnit.Inch;
worksheet.Cells["C5"].RowHeight = 2;

// Set the height of the 7th row to the height of the 3rd row.
worksheet.Rows["7"].Height = worksheet.Rows["3"].Height;

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

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