How can I use VB.Net to identify merged cells within an xlsx file?

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I'm trying to make sure a spreadsheet that I want to import into a database does not contain any merged cells within a specified area. Is there a way to identify merged cells using VB.Net?
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Rgonzo1971Commented:
Hi,

You could test the merge area of every cell of the used range

Yourcell.MergeaArea.Cells.Count > 0 then Merged cell

https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/microsoft.office.interop.excel.range.mergearea.aspx

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Wayne Taylor (webtubbs)Commented:
This is a VBA function but should be easily transferable to VB.Net. It uses the FindFormat method to locate any merged cells in the specified worksheet and returns True or False depending on whether any are found.

Function ContainsMergedCells(ws As Worksheet) As Boolean
    Dim MergedCells As Range
    Application.FindFormat.MergeCells = True
    Set MergedCells = ws.Cells.Find(What:="", SearchFormat:=True)
    If MergedCells Is Nothing Then
        ContainsMergedCells = False
    Else
        ContainsMergedCells = True
    End If
End Function

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