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WorksheetBase.Creator Property


Gets a value that indicates the application in which the worksheet was created.

Namespace:   Microsoft.Office.Tools.Excel
Assembly:  Microsoft.Office.Tools.Excel.v4.0.Utilities (in Microsoft.Office.Tools.Excel.v4.0.Utilities.dll)

public XlCreator Creator { get; }

Property Value

Type: Microsoft.Office.Interop.Excel.XlCreator

If the worksheet was created in Excel, this property returns the string XCEL, which is equivalent to the hexadecimal number 5843454C.

This property is designed to be used in Microsoft Office Excel for the Macintosh, where each application has a four-character creator code. For example, Excel has the creator code XCEL.

The following code example uses the Creator property to display whether the current worksheet was created in Microsoft Office Excel.

This example is for a document-level customization.

private void ShowCreator()
    if (this.Creator == Excel.XlCreator.xlCreatorCode)
        MessageBox.Show("This worksheet was created in " +
            "Microsoft Office Excel.");
        MessageBox.Show("This worksheet was not created in " +
            "Microsoft Office Excel.");
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