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How to: Display a String in a Worksheet Cell

This example demonstrates how to display text in a cell programmatically. To display text in cell, use either a NamedRange control or a native Excel range object.

Applies to: The information in this topic applies to document-level projects and application-level projects for Excel 2007 and Excel 2010. For more information, see Features Available by Office Application and Project Type.

This example uses a NamedRange control named message. The control must be added to a document-level customization at design time. The following code must be placed in a sheet class, not in the ThisWorkbook class.

To display text in a NamedRange control

  • Set the value of the NamedRange control to Hello World.

    this.message.Value2 = "Hello world";

The following code creates a new range programmatically and then assigns a value to it.

To display text in an Excel range

  • Retrieve the range at cell A1 on Sheet1 and set the value to Hello World.

    Excel.Range rng = Globals.Sheet1.Range["A1", missing];
    rng.Value2 = "Hello world";