SharedStringItem Class

String Item.When the object is serialized out as xml, its qualified name is x:si.

Inheritance Hierarchy


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


Public Class SharedStringItem _
    Inherits RstType
Dim instance As SharedStringItem
public class SharedStringItem : RstType


The following table lists the possible child types:

  • Text <x:t>

  • Run <x:r>

  • PhoneticRun <x:rPh>

  • PhoneticProperties <x:phoneticPr>

[ISO/IEC 29500-1 1st Edition]

18.4.8 si (String Item)

This element is the representation of an individual string in the Shared String table.

If the string is just a simple string with formatting applied at the cell level, then the String Item (si) should contain a single text element used to express the string. However, if the string in the cell is more complex - i.e., has formatting applied at the character level - then the string item shall consist of multiple rich text runs which collectively are used to express the string.

Parent Elements

sst (§18.4.9)

Child Elements


phoneticPr (Phonetic Properties)


r (Rich Text Run)


rPh (Phonetic Run)


t (Text)


[Note: The W3C XML Schema definition of this element’s content model (CT_Rst) 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


SharedStringItem Members

DocumentFormat.OpenXml.Spreadsheet Namespace