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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

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.


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.