CellMerge Enumeration

Specifies how a cell in a table is merged with other cells.

Namespace:  Aspose.Words.Tables
Assembly:  Aspose.Words (in Aspose.Words.dll) Version: 21.11.0

ExpandedSyntax

public enum CellMerge

ExpandedMembers

  Member nameValueDescription
None0 The cell is not merged.
First1 The cell is the first cell in a range of merged cells.
Previous2 The cell is merged to the previous cell horizontally or vertically.

ExpandedExamples

Shows how to merge table cells horizontally.
Document doc = new Document();
DocumentBuilder builder = new DocumentBuilder(doc);

// Insert a cell into the first column of the first row.
// This cell will be the first in a range of horizontally merged cells.
builder.InsertCell();
builder.CellFormat.HorizontalMerge = CellMerge.First;
builder.Write("Text in merged cells.");

// Insert a cell into the second column of the first row. Instead of adding text contents,
// we will merge this cell with the first cell that we added directly to the left.
builder.InsertCell();
builder.CellFormat.HorizontalMerge = CellMerge.Previous;
builder.EndRow();

// Insert two more unmerged cells to the second row.
builder.CellFormat.HorizontalMerge = CellMerge.None;
builder.InsertCell();
builder.Write("Text in unmerged cell.");
builder.InsertCell();
builder.Write("Text in unmerged cell.");
builder.EndRow();
builder.EndTable();

doc.Save(ArtifactsDir + "CellFormat.HorizontalMerge.docx");
Prints the horizontal and vertical merge type of a cell.
public void CheckCellsMerged()
{
    Document doc = new Document(MyDir + "Table with merged cells.docx");
    Table table = doc.FirstSection.Body.Tables[0];

    foreach (Row row in table.Rows.OfType<Row>())
        foreach (Cell cell in row.Cells.OfType<Cell>())
            Console.WriteLine(PrintCellMergeType(cell));
}

public string PrintCellMergeType(Cell cell)
{
    bool isHorizontallyMerged = cell.CellFormat.HorizontalMerge != CellMerge.None;
    bool isVerticallyMerged = cell.CellFormat.VerticalMerge != CellMerge.None;
    string cellLocation =
        $"R{cell.ParentRow.ParentTable.IndexOf(cell.ParentRow) + 1}, C{cell.ParentRow.IndexOf(cell) + 1}";

    if (isHorizontallyMerged && isVerticallyMerged)
        return $"The cell at {cellLocation} is both horizontally and vertically merged";
    if (isHorizontallyMerged)
        return $"The cell at {cellLocation} is horizontally merged.";

    return isVerticallyMerged ? $"The cell at {cellLocation} is vertically merged" : $"The cell at {cellLocation} is not merged";
}
Shows how to merge table cells vertically.
Document doc = new Document();
DocumentBuilder builder = new DocumentBuilder(doc);

// Insert a cell into the first column of the first row.
// This cell will be the first in a range of vertically merged cells.
builder.InsertCell();
builder.CellFormat.VerticalMerge = CellMerge.First;
builder.Write("Text in merged cells.");

// Insert a cell into the second column of the first row, then end the row.
// Also, configure the builder to disable vertical merging in created cells.
builder.InsertCell();
builder.CellFormat.VerticalMerge = CellMerge.None;
builder.Write("Text in unmerged cell.");
builder.EndRow();

// Insert a cell into the first column of the second row. 
// Instead of adding text contents, we will merge this cell with the first cell that we added directly above.
builder.InsertCell();
builder.CellFormat.VerticalMerge = CellMerge.Previous;

// Insert another independent cell in the second column of the second row.
builder.InsertCell();
builder.CellFormat.VerticalMerge = CellMerge.None;
builder.Write("Text in unmerged cell.");
builder.EndRow();
builder.EndTable();

doc.Save(ArtifactsDir + "CellFormat.VerticalMerge.docx");

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