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How to create Excel clustered bar pyramid chart in C#, VB.NET?

This article explains how to create Clustered Bar Pyramid Chart in Excel using XlsIO.

 

What is Clustered Bar Pyramid Chart?

 

A variation on a column/bar chart that uses pyramid shapes instead of rectangular columns/bars is called a Pyramid chart. A clustered bar pyramid chart plots the data in discrete horizontal pyramids.

 

Create Clustered Bar Pyramid Chart in Excel

         Clustered Bar Pyramid Chart created using XlsIO

To create clustered bar pyramid chart in Excel using XlsIO, you need to do the following steps.

 

Steps to create Clustered Bar Pyramid Chart

 

  1. Initialize chart

 

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

 

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

 

 

  1. Apply 3D chart elements

 

Add the 3D chart elements like rotation and elevation.

 

  • Rotation and Elevation of chart object.

 

 

Applicable properties for Clustered Bar Pyramid Chart

 

Below is the list of other common properties applicable for clustered bar pyramid chart.

 

1.  GapWidth

2.  GapDepth

3.  BarShapeBase & BarShapeTop (to change the shape of column/bar)

 

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 clustered bar pyramid 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 clustered bar pyramid chart using XlsIO.

C#

VB

 

Article ID: Published Date: Last Revised Date: Platform: Control:
8521 02/28/2018 10/15/2018 WinForms XlsIO
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