Merge and Unmerge

To merge a range, use one of two ways below:

// get current active worksheet
var worksheet = reoGridControl1.CurrentWorksheet;

// way 1: call method of worksheet

// way 2: merge via range instance
var range = worksheet.Ranges["B3:E5"];


To unmerge a range:


// or:
var range = worksheet.Ranges["B3:E5"];

Undo & Redo & Repeat

Merge and Unmerge could be done by action, performing by action that allows the operation could be undone.

To merge a range by action:

worksheet.DoAction(new MergeRangeAction("B3:E5"));

To unmerge range by action:

worksheet.DoAction(new UnmergeRangeAction("B3:E5"));

Run Script

When using extended edition, script execution is available. To merge and unmerge by script:

var sheet = workbook.CurrentWorksheet;

sheet.mergeRange(new Range("B3:E5"));
sheet.unmergeRange(new Range("B3:E5"));

Example: Merge or unmerge current selected range

var sheet = workbook.CurrentWorksheet;



UnmergeRange method will find and unmerge all merged cells in a specified range. For example, merged cells A, B and C below will be unmerged if the red range is passed as argument.


Merged Cells

Check for merged cell

Only the most top left cell in a merged range is the merged cell. Except the top left cell, other cells merged into range will become invalid.


To check whether or not a cell is merged cell, use method IsMergedCell of worksheet:

bool isMergedCell = worksheet.IsMergedCell(2, 1);      // false
bool isMergedCell = worksheet.IsMergedCell(2, 2);      // true
bool isMergedCell = worksheet.IsMergedCell(2, 3);      // false

Rowspan & Colspan

A merged cell has two properties RowSpan and ColSpan, what are used to determine how many cells are merged in each direction:

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The B3 cell is a merged cell, its rowspan is 4 and colspan is 3.

By getting instance of the cell to get more information, to get rowspan and colspan:

var rowspan = cell.GetRowspan();   // number of rowspan
var colspan = cell.GetColspan();   // number of colspan

Property IsMergedCell is used to check whether a cell is merged cell:

var cell = worksheet.Cells["B3"];
bool isMergedCell = cell.IsMergedCell;  // true

Find out merged cell from a range

ReoGrid provides a method called GetMergedCellOfRange which is used to find merged cell from a specified range.

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ReoGridCell output = worksheet.GetMergedCellOfRange(input);

Valid and invalid cells

Cells merged by other cell become invalid, an invalid cell cannot display data and styles. The below red range is a merged cell, except the first cell, other cells labeled No are invalid cells, they can't be selected and edited.

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There is a method of worksheet named IsValidCell that is used to check whether or a cell is valid.

sheet.IsValidCell(2, 2);      // true
sheet.IsValidCell(2, 3);      // false

Check for whole merged cell

There is a method used to check and get a whole cell if part of one is given.


RangePosition outputRange = sheet.CheckMergedRange(inputRange);


Range to be merged may intersect with other merged cells, try to merge intersected range will cause RangeIntersectionException.

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User code should handle this exception and cancel the user operation.

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Method CheckIntersectedMergingRange used to check whether or not there is any a part of merged cell contained in specified range. This method is useful to avoid the above exception.

RangePosition outputRange = sheet.CheckIntersectedMergingRange(inputRange);

If outputRange.IsEmpty is true, that means the inputRange is safe. There is another method to do the same:

bool rs = sheet.HasIntersectedMergingRange(inputRange);

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