This article explains how to create a pie chart in Excel using XlsIO.
What is a pie chart?
A pie chart (or a circle chart) is a circular statistical graphic which is divided into slices to illustrate numerical proportion. In a pie chart, the arc length of each slice is proportional to the quantity it represents.
Pie chart created using XlsIO
To create a pie chart in Excel using XlsIO, you need to do the following steps.
Steps to create pie chart
Create a chart object by calling the worksheet.Charts.Add method and specify the chart type to ExcelChartType.Pie enum value.
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.
Add the basic elements like chart title, data labels and legend.
Applicable properties of pie chart
Below is the list of other properties that is applicable for a pie chart.
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 chart.
The following C#/ VB.NET complete code snippet shows the creation of pie chart using XlsIO.
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