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How to get the list of dependent cells for a particular cell in WPF Spreadsheet?

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WPF Spreadsheet provides support to get the list of dependent cells for a particular cell.

You can get the list of cells dependent on the cell by looping the PrecedentCells of FormulaEngine, like below code example.


public List<String> GetDependentCells(int rowindex,int columnindex)
       var list = new List<string>();
       var grid = Spreadsheet.ActiveGrid;
       var family = FormulaEngine.GetSheetFamilyItem(grid);
       var cellref = family.GetTokenForGridModel(grid) + GridRangeInfo.GetAlphaLabel(columnindex) + rowindex;
        //To get the dependent cell
        if (grid.FormulaEngine.PrecedentCells.ContainsKey(cellref) && grid.FormulaEngine.PrecedentCells[cellref] != null)
         return list;
public void Calculatedependentcell(string precedentCell,List<string> list)
         var grid = Spreadsheet.ActiveGrid;
         if (grid.FormulaEngine.PrecedentCells[precedentCell] == null) return;         
         var ht = (Hashtable)((Hashtable)grid.FormulaEngine.PrecedentCells[precedentCell]).Clone();            
         foreach (var o in ht.Keys)
                var s1 = o as string;
                var row = grid.FormulaEngine.RowIndex(s1);
                var col = grid.FormulaEngine.ColumnIndex(s1);
                var cell = GridRangeInfo.GetAlphaLabel(col) + row;
                if (s1 != null)
                    if (ht.Keys.Count == 1)
                        Calculatedependentcell(s1,list);//recursive call 


If you want to get the dependent cells of particular cell when its value changed, then subscribe the CellValueChanged event of Worksheet like below.

Spreadsheet.ActiveSheet.CellValueChanged += ActiveSheet_CellValueChanged;

private void ActiveSheet_CellValueChanged(object sender, CellValueChangedEventArgs e)


        var list = GetDependentCells(e.Range.Row, e.Range.Column);




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