Spread Windows Forms 7.0 Product Documentation
OperationMode Property
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FarPoint.Win.Spread Assembly > FarPoint.Win.Spread Namespace > SheetView Class : OperationMode Property

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Gets or sets the mode that determines mouse, keyboard, and selection behavior for this sheet.


Visual Basic (Declaration) 
Public Property OperationMode As OperationMode
Visual Basic (Usage)Copy Code
Dim instance As SheetView
Dim value As OperationMode
instance.OperationMode = value
value = instance.OperationMode
public OperationMode OperationMode {get; set;}

Property Value

OperationMode setting that determines the mode


System.ComponentModel.InvalidEnumArgumentException Specified operation mode is not valid


When this property is set to OperationMode.Normal or OperationMode.ReadOnly,

  • You can set the FpSpread class or SpreadView class SelectionBlockOptions property to specify that users can select only certain items, such as just cells, columns, or rows.
  • If you want to customize the sheet so that users and the application can only select certain items, set the SelectionUnit property.
  • If you want to allow users to select single cells, a range of cells, or multiple ranges of cells, set the SelectionPolicy property.

When this property is set, related properties are also set automatically as summarized in this table:


Effect on Other Properties
Normal SelectionPolicy = SelectionPolicy.Range
SelectionUnit = SelectionUnit.Cell
ReadOnly SelectionPolicy = SelectionPolicy.Range
SelectionUnit = SelectionUnit.Cell
RowMode SelectionPolicy = SelectionPolicy.Range
SelectionUnit = SelectionUnit.Cell
SingleSelect SelectionPolicy = SelectionPolicy.Single
SelectionUnit = SelectionUnit.Row
MultiSelect SelectionPolicy = SelectionPolicy.MultiRange
SelectionUnit = SelectionUnit.Row
ExtendedSelect SelectionPolicy = SelectionPolicy.MultiRange
SelectionUnit = SelectionUnit.Row


For information on the settings of OperationMode, refer to the OperationMode enumeration.


This example sets the operation mode for the active sheet.
C#Copy Code
fpSpread1.ActiveSheet.OperationMode = FarPoint.Win.Spread.OperationMode.RowMode;
Visual BasicCopy Code
FpSpread1.ActiveSheet.OperationMode = FarPoint.Win.Spread.OperationMode.RowMode


Target Platforms: Windows 2000 Professional (SP4), Windows 2000 Server, Windows 2003 Server (SP1), Windows 2008, Windows XP (SP2), Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8

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