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How to create Excel radar with markers chart in C#, VB.NET?

This article explains how to create a radar with markers chart in Excel using XlsIO.


What is a radar with markers chart?


Radar charts compare the aggregate values of several data series by plotting the values of each category along a separate axis that starts in the center of the chart and ends on the outer ring.


Create Radar With Markers Chart in Excel

       Radar with markers chart created using XlsIO

To create a radar with markers chart in Excel using XlsIO, you need to do the following steps.


Steps to create radar with markers chart


  1. Initialize chart


Create a chart object by calling the worksheet.Charts.Add method and specify the chart type to ExcelChartType.Radar_Markers 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 radar with markers chart


Below is the list of other properties that are applicable for a radar with markers chart.


1.  MarkerBackgroundColor (or) MarkerBackgroundColorIndex

2.          MarkerForegroundColor (or) MarkerForegroungColorIndex

3.          MarkerSize

4.          MarkerStyle

5.          IsAutoMarker

6.  HasRadarAxisLables


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 radar with markers 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 radar with markers chart using XlsIO.







Article ID: Published Date: Last Revised Date: Platform: Control:
8409 02/14/2018 10/08/2018 WinForms XlsIO
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