NamedRange.ShowPrecedents Method

Draws tracer arrows to the direct precedents of the NamedRange control.

Namespace:  Microsoft.Office.Tools.Excel
Assembly:  Microsoft.Office.Tools.Excel (in Microsoft.Office.Tools.Excel.dll)

Object ShowPrecedents(
	Object Remove


Type: System.Object
true to remove one level of tracer arrows to direct precedents; false to expand one level of tracer arrows. The default value is false.

Return Value

Type: System.Object

The NamedRange control must be a single cell.

Optional Parameters

For information on optional parameters, see Optional Parameters in Office Solutions.

The following code example makes cell A1 a precedent of a NamedRange. The example then uses the ShowPrecedents method to draw an arrow between the NamedRange and the precedent cell.

This example is for a document-level customization.

private void DisplayPrecedents()
    this.Range["A1", missing].Value2 = 1710;

    Microsoft.Office.Tools.Excel.NamedRange namedRange1 =
        this.Controls.AddNamedRange(this.Range["C1", missing],
    namedRange1.Value2 = "=A1";

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