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How to create Excel stacked column chart in C#, VB.NET?

This article explains how to create a stacked column chart in Excel using XlsIO.

 

What is a Stacked column chart?

 

In Stacked column chart, each series is vertically stacked one above the other. When there is only one series, then it will have similar appearance to clustered column chart.

 

To create a stacked column chart using XlsIO, you will need to do the following steps.

 

Create stacked column chart in Excel

Stacked Column Chart Created using XlsIO

Steps to create the Stacked Column Chart

 

  1. Initialize chart

 

Create a chart object by calling the worksheet.Charts.Add method and specify the chart type to ExcelChartType.Column_Stacked enum value.

 

 

  1. Assign data

 

Set a range of data from the worksheet to chart’s DataRange property. To plot the series values in column and categories in row, set chart’s IsSeriesInRows property to false.

 

 

  1. Apply basic chart elements

 

Add the basic elements like chart title, data labels and legend with the below list of properties.

 

  • ChartTitle of chart object.
  • Set DataLabels via DefaultDataPoint.
  • Set TRUE to chart’s HasLegend property, to show the legend.

 

 

Applicable Properties of Stacked Column Chart

 

Below is the list of other common properties that is applicable for a column/bar chart.

 

1. GapWidth (value should be between 0 and 500)

2. Overlap (value should be between -100 and 100)

3. IsVarycolor

 

NOTE: Applying other properties apart from the above list might throw exception or the changes will not be reflected in the output document because those properties are not related to column/bar chart.

 

Download Complete Sample

 

Download input file with data

 

To know more about creating charts with various settings using XlsIO, please refer the documentation.

 

The following C#/ VB.NET complete code snippet shows the creation of Stacked column chart using XlsIO.

 

C#

 

VB

 

 

Article ID: Published Date: Last Revised Date: Platform: Control:
8344 01/25/2018 10/08/2018 Windows Forms XlsIO
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