How to navigate a filtered range programmatically?

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  • 11 years ago

    suppose i have a column of blank and non blank values mixed. If i want to validate the non blank cells i will apply the auto filter for that column by giving the criteria as non blanks and then i will navigate through that filtered range by using the keyboard but how can we navigate that filtered range programmatically? There must be some way.

  • 11 years ago

    namespace Jitender.OfficeTools.Excel { using System; using System.IO; using Excel = Microsoft.Office.Interop.Excel;

    class DemoExcelAutoFiltering {
        static void Main(string[] args) {
            DirectoryInfo di = new DirectoryInfo(@"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\1033");
            ExcelFileReport efr = new ExcelFileReport(di);
    public class ExcelFileReport {
        private object _missing;
        private Excel.Workbook _book;
        Excel.Worksheet _sheet;
        Excel.Range _rng;
        int _row;
        private DirectoryInfo _di;
        ExcelHelper _eh = new ExcelHelper();
        public ExcelFileReport(DirectoryInfo di) {
            _di = di;
            _missing = System.Reflection.Missing.Value;
            _row = 4;
        public void DocumentDirectory(DirectoryInfo di) {
            foreach (DirectoryInfo d in di.GetDirectories()) {
            foreach (FileInfo f in di.GetFiles()) {
                _rng = (Excel.Range)_sheet.Cells[_row, "A"];
                _rng.Value2 = di.Name;
                _rng = (Excel.Range)_sheet.Cells[_row, "B"];
                _rng.Value2 = f.FullName;
                _rng = (Excel.Range)_sheet.Cells[_row, "C"];
                _rng.Value2 = f.Name;
                _rng = (Excel.Range)_sheet.Cells[_row, "D"];
                _rng.Value2 = f.Length;
                _rng = (Excel.Range)_sheet.Cells[_row, "E"];
                _rng.Value2 = f.Extension;
                _rng = (Excel.Range)_sheet.Cells[_row, "F"];
                _rng.Value2 = f.LastWriteTime.ToLongDateString();
        public void Generate(){
            string caption = "File Analysis Results";
            string heading1 = "File Analysis Report for Folder " + _di.FullName;
            _book = _eh.Create(caption, heading1);
            _sheet = ((Excel.Worksheet)_book.ActiveSheet);
        private void SetAutoFilter(){
            string lastrow = "F" + _row.ToString();
            _rng = ((Excel.Worksheet)_book.ActiveSheet).get_Range("A4", lastrow);
            _rng.AutoFilter(1, _missing, Excel.XlAutoFilterOperator.xlAnd, _missing, true);
            _rng.Borders.LineStyle = Excel.XlLineStyle.xlContinuous;
        public void WriteTableHeader(){
            _rng = ((Excel.Worksheet)_book.ActiveSheet).get_Range("A4", "H3");
            _rng.Font.Bold = true;
            _rng.EntireRow.Font.Bold = true;
            _rng = (Excel.Range)_sheet.Cells[_row, "A"];
            _rng.Value2 = "Parent Directory";
            _rng = (Excel.Range)_sheet.Cells[_row, "B"];
            _rng.Value2 = "Full Path";
            _rng = (Excel.Range)_sheet.Cells[_row, "C"];
            _rng.Value2 = "File Name";
            _rng = (Excel.Range)_sheet.Cells[_row, "D"];
            _rng.Value2 = "Size";
            _rng = (Excel.Range)_sheet.Cells[_row, "E"];
            _rng.Value2 = "Type";
            _rng = (Excel.Range)_sheet.Cells[_row, "F"];
            _rng.Value2 = "Last Modified";
            _sheet.Columns.ColumnWidth = 30;
    class ExcelHelper {
        private Excel.Application _excelApplication;
        public ExcelHelper() {
            _excelApplication = new Excel.Application();
        public Excel.Workbook Create(string caption, string heading1) {
            try {
                _excelApplication.Caption = caption;
                _excelApplication.ScreenUpdating = false;
                _excelApplication.Visible = false;
                Excel.Workbook book = _excelApplication.Workbooks.Add(Excel.XlSheetType.xlWorksheet);
                Excel.Worksheet sheet = (Excel.Worksheet)book.ActiveSheet;
                Excel.Range r = (Excel.Range)sheet.Cells[1, "A"];
                r.Value2 = heading1;
                r.EntireRow.Font.Bold = true;
                return book;
            catch (Exception ex) {
                throw (ex);
        public void Close() {
            _excelApplication.ScreenUpdating = true;
            _excelApplication.Visible = true;
            _excelApplication.DisplayAlerts = true;
            if (_excelApplication != null) {
                _excelApplication = null;


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