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How to create Excel 100% stacked bar chart in C#, VB.NET?

This article explains how to create a 100% stacked bar chart in Excel using XlsIO.


What is a 100% stacked bar chart?


In 100% Stacked bar chart, each series is horizontally stacked one after the other where the total (cumulative) of each bars always equal to 100%.


Create Staked Bar Chart in Excel

100% Stacked Bar Chart Created using XlsIO

To create a 100% stacked bar chart using XlsIO, you will need to do the following steps.


Steps to create the 100% stacked bar chart


  1. Initialize chart


Create a chart object by calling the worksheet.Charts.Add method and specify the chart type to ExcelChartType.Bar_Stacked_100 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 100% stacked bar 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 mentioned 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 100% stacked bar chart using XlsIO.








Article ID: Published Date: Last Revised Date: Platform: Control:
8365 01/31/2018 10/09/2018 WinForms XlsIO
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