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How can I get the style such as Input, Text, Code, etc., of a selected cell? If a group of cells is selected, how can I get styles of all the cells in the group?

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  • $\begingroup$ Programmatically? If it's just one cell, then a manual method: you can right-click on the cell's bracket, mouse over to "Style", and then see what's ticked... $\endgroup$ – J. M. will be back soon Mar 23 '13 at 16:09
  • $\begingroup$ @J.M. yes programmatically. I wasn't precise. $\endgroup$ – Vladimir Mar 23 '13 at 17:58
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"Style" /. Developer`CellInformation[nb]

where nb is the NotebookObject for the notebook you care about. Since you could have multiple cells selected, this will always return a list. It's also possible to have no cells selected, in which case CellInformation will return $Failed and the above code would throw an error.

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  • $\begingroup$ God, it's even in the help and I couldn't find it.. Thanks! $\endgroup$ – Vladimir Mar 24 '13 at 18:34
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks @John Fultz . I used your answer in formulating a routine to answer "Is there a shortcut to select all cells above the current cursor position?", picking out just the "Input" style cells to evaluate (which is what the asker was trying to do). $\endgroup$ – Bill N Nov 25 '16 at 18:39

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