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Description

ExcelWriter creates three style types: GlobalStyle, NamedStyle, and CellStyle. All three style types derive from the Style class, and NamedStyle derives from GlobalStyle.

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Remarks

A style can be set or applied to cells, rows, columns, ranges, and areas. When a style is set , it is cloned and the object to which the style is assigned acquires all of that style's properties, including font proprties and number formatting. When a style is applied , only the differences between the new style and existing style properties (assigned through the ExcelWriter API or in Microsoft Excel) will take effect. For example, if the cell has a background color and the new style applied does not contain a background color, the cell's color will not be affected. However, if the new style includes a background color, it will replace the existing background color of the cell.

The ExcelApplication object contains a collection of NamedStyle s, which - unlike GlobalStyle s are accessible after the workbook is saved. This allows you to dynamically create a template, save it to disk, re-open it to populate it with data, and then apply your newly-created style. This collection of NamedStyle s includes Excel's built-in styles (such as the NORMAL style) and any user-defined styles in a workbook opened with the ExcelApplication object.

To create a NamedStyle, call Workbook.CreateNamedStyle.

To return a NamedStyle, call Workbook.GetNamedStyle.

Examples

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Properties

Name

Description

Name

Returns the style's name. This can be used to access the style later, and will appear in the Styles dialog in Excel.
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