Add and Remove Form Controls in Excel in Java

Spire.XLS for Java enables developers to add and manipulate multiple types of form controls, e.g. text box, option button, check box and combo box in Excel files in Java applications.

The following examples will show you how to add and remove text box, option button, check box and combo box form controls in an Excel file using Spire.XLS for Java.

Add Form Controls

import com.spire.xls.*;
import com.spire.xls.core.*;
import java.awt.*;

public class AddFormControls {
    public static void main(String[] args){
        //Create a Workbook instance
        Workbook workbook = new Workbook();
        //Get the first worksheet
        Worksheet sheet = workbook.getWorksheets().get(0);

        sheet.getCellRange("A2").setText("Name: ");
        //Add a text box
        ITextBoxShape textbox = sheet.getTextBoxes().addTextBox(2, 2, 18, 65);
        textbox.setText("Shaun");
        textbox.getFill().setForeColor(Color.PINK);
        textbox.setHAlignment(CommentHAlignType.Center);
        textbox.setVAlignment(CommentVAlignType.Center);

        sheet.getCellRange("A4").setText("Gender: ");
        //Add an option button
        IRadioButton radiobutton1 = sheet.getRadioButtons().add(4, 2, 18, 65);
        radiobutton1.setText("Male");
        //Add an option button
        IRadioButton radiobutton2 = sheet.getRadioButtons().add(4, 4, 18, 65);
        radiobutton2.setText("Female");

        sheet.getCellRange("A6").setText("Hobby: ");
        //Add a check box
        ICheckBox checkbox1 = sheet.getCheckBoxes().addCheckBox(6, 2, 18, 100);
        checkbox1.setCheckState(CheckState.Checked);
        checkbox1.setText("Photography");
        //Add a check box
        ICheckBox checkbox2 = sheet.getCheckBoxes().addCheckBox(6, 4, 18, 65);
        checkbox2.setCheckState(CheckState.Checked);
        checkbox2.setText("Travel");

        sheet.getCellRange("A8").setText("Profession: ");
        sheet.getCellRange("A20").setText("Student");
        sheet.getCellRange("A21").setText("Teacher");
        sheet.getCellRange("A22").setText("Doctor");
        //Add a combo box
        IComboBoxShape combobox = sheet.getComboBoxes().addComboBox(8, 2, 18, 65);
        combobox.setListFillRange(sheet.getCellRange("A20:A22"));
        combobox.setSelectedIndex(1);

        for (int column = 1; column < 5; column ++)
        {
            sheet.setColumnWidth(column, 15f);
        }

        //Save the file
        workbook.saveToFile("AddControls.xlsx", ExcelVersion.Version2013);
    }
}

Add and Remove Form Controls in Excel in Java

Remove Form Controls

import com.spire.xls.*;

public class RemoveFormControls {
    public static void main(String[] args){
        //Load an Excel file
        Workbook workbook = new Workbook();
        workbook.loadFromFile("AddControls.xlsx");
        //Get the first worksheet
        Worksheet sheet = workbook.getWorksheets().get(0);

        //Remove option buttons from the worksheet
        for(int j = 0; j < sheet.getRadioButtons().getCount(); j ++){
            sheet.getRadioButtons().get(j).remove();
        }
        
        //Remove check boxes from the worksheet
        for(int i = 0; i

Add and Remove Form Controls in Excel in Java