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ConditionalFormat with CellValue only allowed for numerics

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47278 Aug 1,2006 03:01 PM May 18,2009 02:17 AM Windows Forms 3
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Tags: XlsIO
Joseph Spivey
Asked On August 1, 2006 03:01 PM

Hello, When using xlsIO v4.2.0.37 in the Windows Forms environment to esatblish conditional formatting for a text comparison, it fails as shown below. It only works if the FirstFornula contains a valid numeric value, also shown for comparison.

conditionalFormat.FormatType = ExcelCFType.CellValue;
conditionalFormat.FirstFormula = "1000"; //OK
conditionalFormat.FirstFormula = "FRED";
An unhandled exception of type ''System.ArgumentException'' occurred in syncfusion.xlsio.base.dllAdditional information: Can''t parse formula: FRED

Administrator [Syncfusion]
Replied On August 1, 2006 04:32 PM

Hi Spivey,

I am able to reproduce the problem.I have filed a bug report regarding this issue.

Please track the status of this bug through the following link:http://www.syncfusion.com/support/issues/xlsio/Default.aspx?ToDo=view&questId=2487

Please let me know if you have any other queries.

Thanks,
Bharath.

Administrator [Syncfusion]
Replied On May 14, 2009 05:30 PM

I'm using 7.2.0.19 and I'm seeing this problem. Has it been fixed?

Geetha M [Syncfusion]
Replied On May 18, 2009 02:17 AM

Hi Brian,

Thank you for your interest in Syncfusion products.

This is not an issue as it expects only Formula to be passed in "FirstFormula" property. In case if a text is expected then it can be given as "\"FRED\"".

The below code works fine:

conditionalFormat.FirstFormula = "\"FRED\"";

//Setting format properties.
conditionalFormat.Operator = ExcelComparisonOperator.Equal;
conditionalFormat.FormatType = ExcelCFType.CellValue;
conditionalFormat.BackColorRGB = Color.FromArgb(238, 122, 3);

Please try using this modified code snippet and let me know if you have any questions.

Regards,
Geetha

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