SpreadsheetControl.ActiveCell Property

Returns an active cell in the active worksheet.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraSpreadsheet

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraSpreadsheet.v21.1.dll


public Cell ActiveCell { get; }

Property Value

Type Description

Specifies an active cell.


The SpreadsheetControl.Selection property specifies the selected cell range in the active worksheet (for instance, B3:F9 in the image below). The SpreadsheetControl.SelectedCell property specifies an active cell where data is inserted when a user types (E7 in the image below). Use the ActiveCell property to obtain this cell. Selection can be a cell or cell range, while SelectedCell is always a single cell within the current selection.


The following code specifies the cell selection and an active cell as shown in the image above.

using DevExpress.Spreadsheet;
// ...

IWorkbook workbook = spreadsheetControl1.Document;
Worksheet activeSheet = workbook.Worksheets.ActiveWorksheet;

// Specify the selected range in the active worksheet.
spreadsheetControl1.Selection = activeSheet.Range["B3:F9"];
// Specify an active cell in the active worksheet.
spreadsheetControl1.SelectedCell = activeSheet.Cells["E7"];


You can also use the Worksheet.Selection and Worksheet.SelectedCell properties to specify the selected range and active cell in a worksheet.

See Also