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How to create Excel 100% stacked bar cone chart in C#, VB.NET?

This article explains how to create 100% Stacked Bar Cone Chart in Excel using XlsIO.


What is 100% Stacked Bar Cone Chart?

A variation on a column/bar chart that uses cone shapes instead of rectangular columns/bars is called a Cone chart. In a 100% stacked bar cone chart, each series is horizontally stacked one after the other and the total(cumulative) of each bars always equals to 100%.


Create 100% stacked bar cone chart in Excel

         100% Stacked Bar Cone Chart created using XlsIO

To create 100% stacked bar cone chart in Excel using XlsIO, you need to do the following steps.


Steps to create 100% Stacked Bar Cone Chart


  1. Initialize chart


Create a chart object by calling the worksheet.Charts.Add method and specify the chart type to ExcelChartType.Cone_Bar_Stacked_100 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 100% Stacked Bar Cone Chart


Below is the list of other common properties applicable for 100% stacked bar cone 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 100% stacked bar cone 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 100% stacked bar cone chart using XlsIO.






Article ID: Published Date: Last Revised Date: Platform: Control:
8524 02/28/2018 10/15/2018 WinForms XlsIO
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