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Worksheet.SelectedShape Property

Gets or sets a shape selected in the worksheet.

Namespace: DevExpress.Spreadsheet

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

NuGet Package: DevExpress.Spreadsheet.Core


Shape SelectedShape { get; set; }

Property Value

Type Description

A Shape object. If you assign a shape located in a worksheet other than the current worksheet, an exception is raised.


All shapes in a worksheet are contained in the ShapeCollection, accessible via the Worksheet.Shapes property. Use the SelectedShape property to specify a shape selected in the worksheet. Images embedded in a worksheet expose the Picture interface which descends from the Shape. So, to specify a picture selected in the worksheet, you can use the Worksheet.SelectedPicture property as well as SelectedShape.

You can also select multiple shapes in the worksheet simultaneously. To get or set a list of shapes selected in the worksheet, use the Worksheet.GetSelectedShapes or Worksheet.SetSelectedShapes method.

The SelectedPicture, SelectedShape, GetSelectedShapes and SetSelectedShapes members of the SpreadsheetControl or SpreadsheetControl object allow you to select shapes in the worksheet that is currently active in the control.

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