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

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

 

What is 100% stacked line chart?

 

100% stacked line chart is a line chart in which lines do not overlap because they are cumulative at each point. In the stacked 100 line chart, the lines reach a total of 100% of the axis range at each point. This chart displays series as a line. Values are represented on the y-axis and categories are displayed on the x-axis.

 

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       100% Stacked line chart created using XlsIO

To create a 100% stacked line chart in Excel using XlsIO, you need to do the following steps.

 

Steps to create 100% stacked line chart

 

  1. Initialize chart

 

Create a chart object by calling the worksheet.Charts.Add method and specify the chart type to ExcelChartType.Line_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, legend and datalabels.

 

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

 

 

Applicable properties for a 100% stacked line chart

 

Common property applicable for a 100% stacked line charts is

 

  1. IsVarycolor  (This property holds good for single series chart).

 

NOTE: Applying properties apart from the mentioned property might throw exception or the changes will not be reflected in the output document because those properties are not related to line 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 line chart using XlsIO.

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Article ID: Published Date: Last Revised Date: Platform: Control:
8370 01/31/2018 03/09/2018 Windows Forms XlsIO
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