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

Platform: WinForms |
Control: XlsIO |
Published Date: February 14, 2018 |
Last Revised Date: October 10, 2018

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


What is a pie of pie chart?


Pie 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 pie chart.


Create Pie Of Pie Chart in Excel

       Pie of pie chart created using XlsIO

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


Steps to create pie of pie chart


  1. Initialize chart


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


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







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