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

Worksheet.SetSelectedShapes(IList<Shape>) Method

Sets shapes selected in the worksheet.

Namespace: DevExpress.Spreadsheet

Assembly: DevExpress.Spreadsheet.v21.2.Core.dll


bool SetSelectedShapes(
    IList<Shape> shapes


Name Type Description
shapes IList<Shape>

A list of the Shape objects.


Type Description

true if shapes are selected successfully; otherwise false. If you pass a list that contains at least one shape located in a worksheet other than the current worksheet, the method returns false.


All shapes in a worksheet are contained in the ShapeCollection, accessible via the Worksheet.Shapes property. Use the SetSelectedShapes method to select multiple shapes in the worksheet simultaneously. To get the list of selected shapes, use the Worksheet.GetSelectedShapes method. To specify whether multi-selection is available to end-users in the SpreadsheetControl, use the SpreadsheetSelectionOptions.AllowMultiSelection option accessible via the SpreadsheetControl.Options.Behavior.Selection.AllowMultiSelection notation.

To specify a single shape (for example, a picture) selected in the worksheet, use the Worksheet.SelectedShape or Worksheet.SelectedPicture property.

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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