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Tech Tip: Getting the current cell vs. Getting the current selected range of cells
PRODUCT: 4D View | VERSION: 6.8 | PLATFORM: Mac & Win
Published On: October 4, 2002
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Getting the current selected cell is simple to do with the command:

PV GET CURRENT CELL (area; column; row)
The command PV GET CURRENT CELL returns the coordinates of the current cell of area in the column and row parameters.


Getting the current selected range of cells is a little trickier:

The command to use is PV GET SELECTED RANGES LIST (area; left; top; right; bottom)
The command PV GET SELECTED RANGES LIST gets, in arrays passed as parameters(left; top; right; bottom), the coordinates of the selected ranges in area.


Let's look at an example:

If we select the following cells



we would end up with, as the first element in the arrays, the following numbers.

left{1}=1
top{1}=1
right{1}=2
bottom{1}=3

You'll notice the coordinates pinpoint the first cell (1,1) and the bottom, right cell (2,3), with which we can identify the selection.