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TableCellColumnSpan Property

The attributes COLSPAN (“how many across”) and ROWSPAN (“how many down”) indicate how many columns or rows a cell should take up.

Namespace: SautinSoft.Document.Tables
Assembly: SautinSoft.Document (in SautinSoft.Document.dll) Version: 2024.7.18
Syntax
public int ColumnSpan { get; set; }

Property Value

Int32
Example

See Developer Guide: Create a new table with rows and cells merged by vertical (rowspan) and horizontal (colspan)

Create a new table with rows and cells merged by vertical (rowspan) and horizontal (colspan) in C#
using System.IO;
using System.Linq;
using SautinSoft.Document;
using SautinSoft.Document.Tables;

namespace Sample
{
    class Sample
    {
        static void Main(string[] args)
        {
            // Get your free 100-day key here:   
            // https://sautinsoft.com/start-for-free/

            MergeRowsAndCellsInTable();
        }

        /// <summary>
        /// Create a new table with rows and cells merged by vertical (rowspan) and horizontal (colspan).
        /// </summary>
        /// <remarks>
        /// Details: https://sautinsoft.com/products/document/help/net/developer-guide/table-with-merged-rows-and-cells.php
        /// </remarks>
        public static void MergeRowsAndCellsInTable()
        {

            DocumentCore dc = new DocumentCore();

            Table table = new Table(dc,
                   new TableRow(dc,
                            new TableCell(dc, new Paragraph(dc, "Cell 1-1")),
                            new TableCell(dc, new Paragraph(dc, "Cell 1-2")),
                            new TableCell(dc, new Paragraph(dc, "Cell 1-3")),
                            new TableCell(dc, new Paragraph(dc, "Cell 1-4"))),

                   new TableRow(dc,
                            new TableCell(dc, new Paragraph(dc, "Cell 2-1 -> 3-2"))
                            {
                                RowSpan = 2,
                                ColumnSpan = 2
                            },
                            new TableCell(dc, new Paragraph(dc, "Cell 2-3 -> 2-4"))
                            {
                                ColumnSpan = 2
                            }),

                   new TableRow(dc,
                            new TableCell(dc) { ColumnSpan = 2 },
                            new TableCell(dc, new Paragraph(dc, "Cell 3-3")),
                            new TableCell(dc, new Paragraph(dc, "Cell 3-4"))),

                   new TableRow(dc,
                            new TableCell(dc, new Paragraph(dc, "Cell 4-1"))),
                   new TableRow(dc,
                            new TableCell(dc, new Paragraph(dc, "Cell 5-1"))));

            table.TableFormat.DefaultCellPadding = new Padding(10, LengthUnit.Pixel);

            // Set the table width to 10 cm and convert it to points.
            double tableWidthInPoints = LengthUnitConverter.Convert(10, LengthUnit.Centimeter, LengthUnit.Point);
            table.TableFormat.PreferredWidth = new TableWidth(tableWidthInPoints, TableWidthUnit.Point);
            for (int r = 0; r < table.Rows.Count; r++)
            {
                for (int c = 0; c < table.Rows[r].Cells.Count; c++)
                {
                    TableCell cell = table.Rows[r].Cells[c];
                    cell.CellFormat.Borders.SetBorders(MultipleBorderTypes.Outside, BorderStyle.Dashed, Color.Black, 1);
                    cell.CellFormat.BackgroundColor = new Color("#FFCC00");
                }
            }

            dc.Sections.Add(new Section(dc, table));

            dc.Save("MergedTableCells.docx");
            System.Diagnostics.Process.Start(new System.Diagnostics.ProcessStartInfo("MergedTableCells.docx") { UseShellExecute = true });
        }
    }
}
Create a new table with rows and cells merged by vertical (rowspan) and horizontal (colspan) in VB.Net
Imports System.IO
Imports System.Linq
Imports SautinSoft.Document
Imports SautinSoft.Document.Tables

Namespace Sample
    Friend Class Sample
        Shared Sub Main(ByVal args() As String)
            MergeRowsAndCellsInTable()
        End Sub
        ''' Get your free 100-day key here:   
        ''' https://sautinsoft.com/start-for-free/
        ''' <summary>
        ''' Create a new table with rows and cells merged by vertical (rowspan) and horizontal (colspan).
        ''' </summary>
        ''' <remarks>
        ''' Details: https://sautinsoft.com/products/document/help/net/developer-guide/table-with-merged-rows-and-cells.php
        ''' </remarks>
        Public Shared Sub MergeRowsAndCellsInTable()

            Dim dc As New DocumentCore()

            Dim table As Table = New Table(dc,
                 New TableRow(dc,
                         New TableCell(dc, New Paragraph(dc, "Cell 1-1")),
                         New TableCell(dc, New Paragraph(dc, "Cell 1-2")),
                         New TableCell(dc, New Paragraph(dc, "Cell 1-3")),
                         New TableCell(dc, New Paragraph(dc, "Cell 1-4"))),
                 New TableRow(dc,
                         New TableCell(dc, New Paragraph(dc, "Cell 2-1 -> 3-2")) With
                {
                .RowSpan = 2,
                .ColumnSpan = 2
                },
                         New TableCell(dc, New Paragraph(dc, "Cell 2-3 -> 2-4")) With
                {.ColumnSpan = 2}),
                New TableRow(dc,
                         New TableCell(dc) With
                {.ColumnSpan = 2},
                         New TableCell(dc, New Paragraph(dc, "Cell 3-3")),
                         New TableCell(dc, New Paragraph(dc, "Cell 3-4"))),
                New TableRow(dc, New TableCell(dc, New Paragraph(dc, "Cell 4-1"))),
                New TableRow(dc, New TableCell(dc, New Paragraph(dc, "Cell 5-1"))))

            table.TableFormat.DefaultCellPadding = New Padding(10, LengthUnit.Pixel)

            ' Set the table width to 10 cm and convert it to points.
            Dim tableWidthInPoints As Double = LengthUnitConverter.Convert(10, LengthUnit.Centimeter, LengthUnit.Point)
            table.TableFormat.PreferredWidth = New TableWidth(tableWidthInPoints, TableWidthUnit.Point)
            For r As Integer = 0 To table.Rows.Count - 1
                Dim c As Integer = 0
                Do While c < table.Rows(r).Cells.Count
                    Dim cell As TableCell = table.Rows(r).Cells(c)
                    cell.CellFormat.Borders.SetBorders(MultipleBorderTypes.Outside, BorderStyle.Dashed, Color.Black, 1)
                    cell.CellFormat.BackgroundColor = New Color("#FFCC00")
                    c += 1
                Loop
            Next r

            dc.Sections.Add(New Section(dc, table))

            dc.Save("MergedTableCells.docx")
            System.Diagnostics.Process.Start(New System.Diagnostics.ProcessStartInfo("MergedTableCells.docx") With {.UseShellExecute = True})
        End Sub
    End Class
End Namespace
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