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How to: Clone a Workbook


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The following example demonstrates how to use the WorkbookExtensions.Clone extension method to create a workbook copy. To enable workbook extensions, add a reference to the DevExpress.Docs.v24.1.dll assembly and explicitly import the DevExpress.Spreadsheet namespace into the code with a using directive (Imports in Visual Basic).

Use the WorkbookExtensions.Clone method overload with the copyFormulas parameter set to false to create a copy that replaces formulas with their calculated results.

// Add a reference to the DevExpress.Docs.dll assembly.
using DevExpress.Spreadsheet;
// ...

// Create a copy of the document loaded into the SpreadsheetControl.
Workbook copy = spreadsheetControl.Document.Clone();