Changing cell color throws an exception

Posted by: adecmagnus on 8 September 2017, 12:51 pm EST

  • Posted 8 September 2017, 12:51 pm EST

    In my spread, I want to indicate the cells that have been changed with color. Simple task, right?

    Well, the following code, used in the handler for the CellChanged event, throws a "StackOverflowException" in FarPoint.Win.Spread.dll.

    fpSpread1.ActiveSheet.Cells[e.Row, e.Column].BackColor = System.Drawing.Color.LimeGreen;

    I have also tried

    fpSpread1.ActiveSheet.ActiveCell.BackColor = System.Drawing.Color.LimeGreen;

    with the same strange result.

    Can anyone help me out here? Thanks.


  • Replied 8 September 2017, 12:51 pm EST


    This code, changing the BackColor for a cell, will cause the CellChanged event to refire. This will put your code in an infinite loop and then throw a stack overflow exception. You either need to move the code to a different event, or write code to make sure it does not get called because you are programatically setting the BackColor.

  • Replied 8 September 2017, 12:51 pm EST

    Ok, thanks! I thought CellChanged refered to value only. I'll try to work around it somehow.


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