Skip to main content

How to: Delete a Cell or Range of Cells


A complete sample project is available in the DevExpress Code Examples database at

This example demonstrates how to delete cells from a worksheet. To do this, use the Worksheet.DeleteCells method. Pass the cell or cell range that you wish to delete, and the DeleteMode.ShiftCellsUp or DeleteMode.ShiftCellsLeft enumeration member to specify how other cells should be shifted.

using DevExpress.Spreadsheet;
// ...

Workbook workbook = spreadsheetControl1.Document;
Worksheet worksheet = workbook.Worksheets[0];

// Delete the C5 cell, shifting other cells in the same row to the left.
worksheet.DeleteCells(worksheet.Cells["C5"], DeleteMode.ShiftCellsLeft);

// Delete the H11:I12 range of cells, shifting other cells in the same column up.
worksheet.DeleteCells(worksheet.Range["H11:I12"], DeleteMode.ShiftCellsUp);