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How to: Apply Conditional Formatting to a Complex Range

This example demonstrates how to apply a conditional formatting rule to a complex range combination of two non-contiguous ranges.

  1. Construct a complex range by using the IRangeProvider.Union method of the IRangeProvider object, accessed via the Worksheet.Range property.

  2. To apply a data bar conditional formatting rule to the created combined range, access the collection of conditional formats using the Worksheet.ConditionalFormattings property, and call the ConditionalFormattingCollection.AddDataBarConditionalFormatting method with the specified range passed as the first parameter. For details on how to apply a data bar conditional formatting rule, refer to the How to: Format Cells Using Data Bars example.

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A complete sample project is available in the DevExpress Code Examples database at http://www.devexpress.com/example=E4929.

The image below shows the result. The data bars allow you to compare values in the "Yearly Total" column for different states.

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