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CellRangeItem Property (String)
Gets excel cell with the specified full or partial name.

Namespace: GemBox.Spreadsheet
Assembly: GemBox.Spreadsheet (in GemBox.Spreadsheet.dll) Version:
public ExcelCell this[
	string contextName
] { get; }


Type: SystemString
Full or partial name of the cell.

Property Value

Type: ExcelCell

If IndexingMode is RangeIndexingMode.Rectangular full name of the cell must be used (for example; "A1", "D7", etc.).

If IndexingMode is RangeIndexingMode.Horizontal column name must be used (for example; "A", "D", etc.).

If IndexingMode is RangeIndexingMode.Vertical row name must be used (for example; "1", "7", etc.).


Following code creates horizontal, vertical and rectangular cell ranges and demonstrates how indexing works different in different context. SetBorders(MultipleBorders, SpreadsheetColor, LineStyle) method is used to mark outside borders of the rectangular range.

CellRange cr = excelFile.Worksheets[0].Rows[1].Cells;

cr[0].Value = cr.IndexingMode;
cr[3].Value = "D2";
cr["B"].Value = "B2";

cr = excelFile.Worksheets[0].Columns[4].Cells;

cr[0].Value = cr.IndexingMode;
cr[2].Value = "E3";
cr["5"].Value = "E5";

cr = excelFile.Worksheets[0].Cells.GetSubrange("F2", "J8");
cr.Style.Borders.SetBorders(MultipleBorders.Outside, SpreadsheetColor.FromName(ColorName.Blue), LineStyle.Dashed);

cr["I7"].Value = cr.IndexingMode;
cr[0, 0].Value = "F2";
cr["G3"].Value = "G3";
cr[5].Value = "F3"; // Cell range width is 5 (F G H I J).

cr = excelFile.Worksheets[0].Cells.GetSubrange("F10:J16"); // Using A1 notation.
cr.Style.Borders.SetBorders(MultipleBorders.Outside, SpreadsheetColor.FromName(ColorName.Blue), LineStyle.Dashed);

cr["I15"].Value = cr.IndexingMode;
cr[0].Value = "F10";
cr["F11"].Value = "F11";
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