[Last Call] Learn how to a build a cloud-first strategyRegister Now

x
?
Solved

How to know if an Excel cell has a rectangle inside an its background color using vb.net

Posted on 2011-02-11
8
Medium Priority
?
410 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Dear experts:
I'm using Microsoft.Office.Interop.Excel to read an Excel file with vb.net. There is no problem with text or formulas but how can I know if a cell has a rectangle inside and what is the color of that rectangle?
0
Comment
Question by:BemboX
  • 5
  • 3
8 Comments
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:dimaj
ID: 34876296
Try something like this:

"I got few experiences with Excel automation.
Let get back to the previous post and add this line.
Excel.Range range = ws.get_Range(ws.Cells[1,1],ws.Cells[1,2]);
range.Borders.LineStyle = Excel.XlLineStyle.xlContinuous;"

Please note, this has been copied and pasted from this thread: http://bytes.com/topic/c-sharp/answers/252803-setting-excel-2003-borders-programmatically
0
 

Author Comment

by:BemboX
ID: 34888300
Thanks for your answer but the rectangle is inside the cell, this is not a border.
0
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:dimaj
ID: 34891995
so, that rectangle is an embedded image?
0
Independent Software Vendors: We Want Your Opinion

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

 

Author Comment

by:BemboX
ID: 34892487
I think it was created as a form (insert/form). I am attaching an example of an excel file with rectangles. Rectangles.xls
0
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:dimaj
ID: 34892853
Thanks for that...

by the looks of it, that rectangle is not part of the cell... What you'll need to do is the following:
1) Get list of all objects on the worksheet
2) find the cell of interest and try to get that cell's coordinates
3) Loop through the list of your rectangles and see if a coordinate falls in a cell of interest.

If I'll find some code, I'll post it, but I hope this will at least give you some idea of where to start looking from.
0
 
LVL 7

Accepted Solution

by:
dimaj earned 2000 total points
ID: 34892961
0
 

Author Comment

by:BemboX
ID: 34893055
Thanks for your answer, that code is helpful.
0
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:dimaj
ID: 34893066
Glad to help :)
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Port Scanner

Check which ports are open to the outside world. Helps make sure that your firewall rules are working as intended.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Access developers frequently have requirements to interact with Excel (import from or output to) in their applications.  You might be able to accomplish this with the TransferSpreadsheet and OutputTo methods, but in this series of articles I will di…
Windows Explorer lets you open cabinet (cab) files like any other folder. In VBA you can easily handle normal files and folders, but opening and indeed creating cabinet files takes a lot more - and that's you'll find here.
This Micro Tutorial demonstrate the bugs in Microsoft Excel for Mac with Pivot Charts.
This Micro Tutorial will demonstrate in Microsoft Excel how to add style and sexy appeal to horizontal bar charts.

826 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question