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Accessing Named Ranges

If you have one or more Named Ranges you can access them in different ways:
  • A specific range/cell in the named range
    // worksheet scope
    var range = worksheet.Range("NameOfTheRange");
    var cell = worksheet.Cell("NameOfTheRange");

    // workbook scope
    var range = workbook.Range("NameOfTheRange");
    var cell = workbook.Cell("NameOfTheRange");

  • All ranges/cells specified in the named range (yes a named range can point to many ranges/cells)
    // worksheet scope
    var ranges = worksheet.Ranges("NameOfTheRange");
    var cells = worksheet.Cells("NameOfTheRange");

    // workbook scope
    var ranges = workbook.Ranges("NameOfTheRange");
    var cells = workbook.Cells("NameOfTheRange");

Worksheet scope from the workbook
One handy way to access named ranges is to access worksheet's range from the workbook.
For example:
    var range = workbook.Range("Sheet1!Result");
    var cell = workbook.Cell("Sheet1!Result");

If you ask for a named range in a worksheet then ClosedXML will look on the worksheet and then the workbook if it can't find it.

For example, after creating a named range with workbook scope you can access it from either the workbook or worksheet (as long as there isn't one on the worksheet already.
    // Create a range with workbook scope (the default)
    // Access it from the workbook:
    var range = workbook.Range("Result");

    // Access it from the worksheet:
    // What happens here is that it will try to get the named range
    // on the worksheet, when it fails it then gets the named range
    // on the workbook
    var range = worksheet.Range("Result");

Can't find it?
A null is returned if the named range doesn't exist.

Last edited Oct 30, 2012 at 7:03 PM by MDeLeon, version 3