SpreadsheetControl.SelectedShape Property

Gets or sets a shape selected in the active worksheet.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraSpreadsheet

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraSpreadsheet.v21.1.dll


public Shape SelectedShape { get; set; }

Property Value

Type Description

A Shape object. If you assign a shape located in a worksheet that is not active, 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 active worksheet. Images embedded in a worksheet expose the Picture interface which descends from the Shape. So, to specify a picture selected in the active worksheet, you can use the SpreadsheetControl.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 active worksheet, use the SpreadsheetControl.GetSelectedShapes or SpreadsheetControl.SetSelectedShapes method.

To select shapes in a specific worksheet of the document loaded in the SpreadsheetControl, use the Worksheet.SelectedPicture, Worksheet.SelectedShape, Worksheet.SetSelectedShapes and Worksheet.GetSelectedShapes members of the corresponding worksheet object.

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