Excel grouping

GemBox.Spreadsheet supports grouping of rows and columns.

In the following example grouping is set both on rows and columns, where rows are expanded and columns are collapsed.

Excel row and column grouping set with GemBox.Spreadsheet
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using GemBox.Spreadsheet;

class Program
{
    static void Main()
    {
        // If using Professional version, put your serial key below.
        SpreadsheetInfo.SetLicense("FREE-LIMITED-KEY");

        var workbook = new ExcelFile();
        var worksheet = workbook.Worksheets.Add("Grouping");

        worksheet.Cells[0].Value = "Cell grouping examples:";

        // Vertical grouping.
        worksheet.Cells[2, 0].Value = "GroupA Start";
        worksheet.Rows[2].OutlineLevel = 1;
        worksheet.Cells[3, 0].Value = "A";
        worksheet.Rows[3].OutlineLevel = 1;
        worksheet.Cells[4, 1].Value = "GroupB Start";
        worksheet.Rows[4].OutlineLevel = 2;
        worksheet.Cells[5, 1].Value = "B";
        worksheet.Rows[5].OutlineLevel = 2;
        worksheet.Cells[6, 1].Value = "GroupB End";
        worksheet.Rows[6].OutlineLevel = 2;
        worksheet.Cells[7, 0].Value = "GroupA End";
        worksheet.Rows[7].OutlineLevel = 1;
        // Put outline row buttons above groups.
        worksheet.ViewOptions.OutlineRowButtonsBelow = false;

        // Horizontal grouping (collapsed).
        worksheet.Cells["E2"].Value = "Gr.C Start";
        worksheet.Columns["E"].OutlineLevel = 1;
        worksheet.Columns["E"].Hidden = true;
        worksheet.Cells["F2"].Value = "C";
        worksheet.Columns["F"].OutlineLevel = 1;
        worksheet.Columns["F"].Hidden = true;
        worksheet.Cells["G2"].Value = "Gr.C End";
        worksheet.Columns["G"].OutlineLevel = 1;
        worksheet.Columns["G"].Hidden = true;
        worksheet.Columns["H"].Collapsed = true;

        workbook.Save("Grouping.%OutputFileType%");
    }
}
Imports GemBox.Spreadsheet

Module Program

    Sub Main()

        ' If using Professional version, put your serial key below.
        SpreadsheetInfo.SetLicense("FREE-LIMITED-KEY")

        Dim workbook As New ExcelFile()
        Dim worksheet = workbook.Worksheets.Add("Grouping")

        worksheet.Cells(0).Value = "Cell grouping examples:"

        ' Vertical grouping.
        worksheet.Cells(2, 0).Value = "GroupA Start"
        worksheet.Rows(2).OutlineLevel = 1
        worksheet.Cells(3, 0).Value = "A"
        worksheet.Rows(3).OutlineLevel = 1
        worksheet.Cells(4, 1).Value = "GroupB Start"
        worksheet.Rows(4).OutlineLevel = 2
        worksheet.Cells(5, 1).Value = "B"
        worksheet.Rows(5).OutlineLevel = 2
        worksheet.Cells(6, 1).Value = "GroupB End"
        worksheet.Rows(6).OutlineLevel = 2
        worksheet.Cells(7, 0).Value = "GroupA End"
        worksheet.Rows(7).OutlineLevel = 1
        ' Put outline row buttons above groups.
        worksheet.ViewOptions.OutlineRowButtonsBelow = False

        ' Horizontal grouping (collapsed).
        worksheet.Cells("E2").Value = "Gr.C Start"
        worksheet.Columns("E").OutlineLevel = 1
        worksheet.Columns("E").Hidden = True
        worksheet.Cells("F2").Value = "C"
        worksheet.Columns("F").OutlineLevel = 1
        worksheet.Columns("F").Hidden = True
        worksheet.Cells("G2").Value = "Gr.C End"
        worksheet.Columns("G").OutlineLevel = 1
        worksheet.Columns("G").Hidden = True
        worksheet.Columns("H").Collapsed = True

        workbook.Save("Grouping.%OutputFileType%")
    End Sub
End Module

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