ExternalReference Class

External Reference.When the object is serialized out as xml, its qualified name is x:externalReference.

Inheritance Hierarchy


Namespace:  DocumentFormat.OpenXml.Spreadsheet
Assembly:  DocumentFormat.OpenXml (in DocumentFormat.OpenXml.dll)


Public Class ExternalReference _
    Inherits OpenXmlLeafElement
Dim instance As ExternalReference
public class ExternalReference : OpenXmlLeafElement


[ISO/IEC 29500-1 1st Edition]

18.2.8 externalReference (External Reference)

This element defines an external reference that stores data for workbook elements.

Parent Elements

externalReferences (§18.2.9)



id (Relationship Id)

Namespace: .../officeDocument/2006/relationships

Specifies a unique identifier that is used to identify a relationship to another part in the file. Relationship identifiers link the element definition with the part where data for the element is stored.

The possible values for this attribute are defined by the ST_RelationshipId simple type (§

[Note: The W3C XML Schema definition of this element’s content model (CT_ExternalReference) is located in §A.2. end note]

© ISO/IEC29500: 2008.

Thread Safety

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

See Also


ExternalReference Members

DocumentFormat.OpenXml.Spreadsheet Namespace