TableCell Object (ITableCell Interface)

This object represents a single table cell of a table block. This is an element of a TableCells collection. The object provides access to the name of the cell, its coordinates in pixels, and contents of the cell.

Each table cell is represented as a separate block. To access contents of the cell you should use the Block property. The type of the contents (e.g., text, picture) depends on the IBlock::Type property. If the table cell contains text, you can access the text of the table cell and other text properties using the IBlock::GetAsTextBlock method.

A cell has four coordinates — the coordinates of the left, right, top and bottom separators that enclose it. Cell coordinates are the coordinates in pixels. Table cell coordinates cannot be changed directly. They are affected by ITableCells::Merge and ITableCells::Split methods. But be aware that these operations not only change attributes of a single cell, but affect the cells collection as a whole, adding or removing cells.


Name Type Description
Application Engine, read-only Returns the Engine object.
Block Block, read-only Provides access to the block of the cell.
Bottom int, read-only Stores coordinate of the bottom border of the cell in pixels.
Left int, read-only Stores coordinate of the left border of the cell in a pixels.
Right int, read-only Stores coordinate of the right border of the cell in pixels.
Top int, read-only Stores coordinate of the top border of the cell in pixels.


Name Description
ChangeBlockType Changes the type of the block which corresponds to the table cell.

Related objects

Object Diagram

Output parameter

This object is the output parameter of the Item method of the TableCells object.


C# code

The object is used in the following code samples: RecognizedTextProcessing; and demo tools: Camera OCR, Engine Predefined Processing Profiles, Image Preprocessing.

See also



Working with Layout and Blocks

Working with Text

Working with Properties

24.03.2023 8:51:52

Usage of Cookies. In order to optimize the website functionality and improve your online experience ABBYY uses cookies. You agree to the usage of cookies when you continue using this site. Further details can be found in our Privacy Notice.