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How to create Excel box and whisker chart in C#, VB.NET?

This article explains how to create a box and whisker chart in Excel using XlsIO.

 

What is a box and whisker chart?

 

A box and whisker chart shows distribution of data into quartiles, highlighting the mean and outliers. Box and Whisker charts are most commonly used in statistical analysis.

 

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             Box and whisker chart created using XlsIO

To create a box and whisker chart in Excel using XlsIO, you need to do the following steps.

 

Steps to create box and whisker chart

 

  1. Initialize chart

 

Create a chart object by calling the worksheet.Charts.Add method and specify the chart type to ExcelChartType.BoxAndWhisker 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 and legend with the below list of properties.

 

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

 

 

Applicable properties of box and whisker chart

 

Below is the list of other properties that is applicable for a box and whisker chart.

 

1.  GapWidth

2.  ShowInnerPoints

3.  ShowOutlierpoints

4.  ShowMeanMarkers

5.  ShowMeanLine

6.  QuartileCalculation

 

NOTES:

  1. Applying other properties unrelated to this chart might throw exception or the changes will not be reflected in the output document because those properties are not related to box and whisker chart.
  2. As box and whisker chart is introduced in MS Excel 2016, it can’t be viewed in MS Excel 2013 and its earlier versions.

 

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 box and whisker chart using XlsIO.

 

C#

 

 

VB

 

Article ID: Published Date: Last Revised Date: Platform: Control:
8428 02/14/2018 03/09/2018 Windows Forms XlsIO
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