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NamedRange.SpecialCells Method

Gets a Microsoft.Office.Interop.Excel.Range object that represents all the cells that match the specified type and value.

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

Range SpecialCells(
	XlCellType Type,
	Object Value
)

Parameters

Type
Type: Microsoft.Office.Interop.Excel.XlCellType
The cells to include.
Can be one of the following XlCellType values:
xlCellTypeAllFormatConditions. Cells of any format.
xlCellTypeAllValidation. Cells that have validation criteria.
xlCellTypeBlanks. Empty cells.
xlCellTypeComments. Cells that contain notes.
xlCellTypeConstants. Cells that contain constants.
xlCellTypeFormulas. Cells that contain formulas.
xlCellTypeLastCell. The last cell in the used range.
xlCellTypeSameFormatConditions. Cells that have the same format.
xlCellTypeSameValidation. Cells that have the same validation criteria.
xlCellTypeVisible. All visible cells.
Value
Type: System.Object
If Type is either xlCellTypeConstants or xlCellTypeFormulas, this argument is used to determine which types of cells to include in the result. These values can be added together to return more than one type. The default is to select all constants or formulas, no matter what the type. Can be one of the following XlSpecialCellsValue values:
xlErrors
xlLogical
xlNumbers
xlTextValues

Return Value

Type: Microsoft.Office.Interop.Excel.Range
A Microsoft.Office.Interop.Excel.Range object that represents all the cells that match the specified type and value.

Optional Parameters

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

The following code example creates a NamedRange and then uses the SpecialCells method to select the last used cell in the NamedRange.

This example is for a document-level customization.


private void SelectLastCell()
{
    Microsoft.Office.Tools.Excel.NamedRange namedRange1 =
        this.Controls.AddNamedRange(this.Range["A1", "A20"],
        "namedRange1");
    namedRange1.Value2 = 100;

    Excel.Range lastCell = namedRange1.SpecialCells(
        Excel.XlCellType.xlCellTypeLastCell, missing);
    lastCell.Select();
}


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