How to toggle showing formulas in the spread instance in WinForms


Assigning formulas to a cell shows the computed value in the cell(s). To see the set formula, end-users must double click the cell.

However, if the spreadsheet contains many cell formulas, it is difficult to double click all the cells one-by-one to validate the formulas. Therefore, the article shows how the end-user can show/hide all formulas at once.


  1. To toggle the cell formulas, we use a simple workaround wherein, we assign the current Text (computed value) to cell’s Tag and set formula to the Text property. Then to re-show the computed value and hide formulas dynamically (like upon ToggleButton Click event, checkbox CheckedChanged event), we assign the Text to cell’s Formula.


Ruchir Agarwal