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How to create Excel bar of pie chart in C#, VB.NET?

This article explains how to create a bar of pie chart in Excel using XlsIO.


What is bar of pie chart?


Bar of pie chart make small slices of a pie chart easier to see. This chart type separates the smaller slices from the main pie chart and display them in a secondary stacked bar chart.


Create Bar Of Pie Chart in Excel

       Bar of pie chart created using XlsIO

To create a bar of pie chart in Excel using XlsIO, you need to do the following steps.


Steps to create bar of pie chart


  1. Initialize chart


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


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



Applicable Properties of bar of pie chart


Below is the list of other properties that is applicable for a bar of pie chart.


1.  SplitType

2.  SplitValue

3.  Percent (Pie Explosion)

4.  GapWidth

5.  PieSecondSize

6.  IsVaryColor (All slices will be represented with same color if IsVaryColor is FALSE)


NOTE: Applying 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 bar of pie 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 bar of pie chart using XlsIO.







Article ID: Published Date: Last Revised Date: Platform: Control:
8404 02/14/2018 10/10/2018 WinForms XlsIO
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