WorksheetBase.PasteSpecial Method (Object, Object, Object, Object, Object, Object, Object)


Pastes the contents of the Clipboard onto the worksheet, using a specified format. Use this method to paste data from other applications or to paste data in a specific format.

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

public void PasteSpecial(
	object format,
	object link,
	object displayAsIcon,
	object iconFileName,
	object iconIndex,
	object iconLabel,
	object noHTMLFormatting


Type: System.Object

A string that specifies the Clipboard format of the data. Common format strings include "HTML", "Bitmap", "Hyperlink", "Unicode Text", and "Text".

Type: System.Object

true to establish a link to the source of the pasted data. If the source data is not suitable for linking or the source application does not support linking, this parameter is ignored. The default value is false.

Type: System.Object

true to display the pasted object as an icon. The default value is false.

Type: System.Object

The name of the file that contains the icon to use if DisplayAsIcon is true.

Type: System.Object

The index number of the icon within the icon file.

Type: System.Object

The text label of the icon.

Type: System.Object

true to remove all formatting, hyperlinks, and images from HTML; false to paste HTML as is. The default value is false.

If you do not know which string to pass to the Format parameter, you can view the strings that are compatible with the data on the Clipboard by trying the paste command in Excel . Copy the data to the Clipboard, use the Paste Special command in Excel, and then view the formats listed in the Paste Special dialog box.

NoHTMLFormatting will only matter when Format = "HTML". In all other cases, NoHTMLFormatting will be ignored.

You must select the destination range before you use this method.

This method might modify the sheet selection, depending on the contents of the Clipboard.

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

The following code example places HTML onto the Clipboard and then uses the PasteSpecial method to paste the contents of the Clipboard into cell A1. Note that the example selects the range before calling the PasteSpecial method.

This example is for a document-level customization.

private void PasteSpecialText()
    Clipboard.SetText("<HTML><BODY><STRONG>Paste Special Text Example" +

    this.PasteSpecial(missing, false, false);
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