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How to reverse Excel chart axis order in C#, VB.NET?

Platform: WinForms |
Control: XlsIO

Syncfusion Essential XlsIO is a .NET Excel library used to create, read, and edit Excel documents. Using this library, you can also reverse the chart axis plot order.

Steps to reverse chart axis order programmatically:

Chart axis order can be reversed by setting ReversePlotOrder property of that particular axis to true.

C#

//Reverse chart axis order
chart.PrimaryValueAxis.ReversePlotOrder = true;
chart.PrimaryCategoryAxis.ReversePlotOrder = true;

 

Reverse chart axis order

Below is the list of some of the common properties that are used to format chart axis.

The following C#/ VB.NET complete code snippet shows how to reverse chart axis order using XlsIO.

C#

using Syncfusion.XlsIO;
using System.Reflection;
using System.IO;
 
namespace ChartSample
{
    class Program
    {
        static void Main(string[] args)
        {
            using (ExcelEngine excelEngine = new ExcelEngine())
            {
                IApplication application = excelEngine.Excel;
                application.DefaultVersion = ExcelVersion.Excel2016;
 
                //Open existing workbook with data entered
                Assembly assembly = typeof(Program).GetTypeInfo().Assembly;
                Stream fileStream = assembly.GetManifestResourceStream("ChartSample.InputTemplate.xlsx");
                IWorkbook workbook = application.Workbooks.Open(fileStream);
                IWorksheet worksheet = workbook.Worksheets[0];
 
                //Initialize chart
                IChartShape chart = worksheet.Charts.Add();
                chart.ChartType = ExcelChartType.Column_Clustered;
 
                //Assign data
                chart.DataRange = worksheet["A1:D6"];
                chart.IsSeriesInRows = false;
 
                //Apply chart elements
                //Set chart title
                chart.ChartTitle = "Clustered Column Chart";
 
                //Reverse chart axis order
                chart.PrimaryValueAxis.ReversePlotOrder = true;
                chart.PrimaryCategoryAxis.ReversePlotOrder = true;
                
                //Set data labels
                IChartSerie serie1 = chart.Series[0];
                IChartSerie serie2 = chart.Series[1];
                IChartSerie serie3 = chart.Series[2];
 
                serie1.DataPoints.DefaultDataPoint.DataLabels.IsValue = true;
                serie2.DataPoints.DefaultDataPoint.DataLabels.IsValue = true;
                serie3.DataPoints.DefaultDataPoint.DataLabels.IsValue = true;
 
                //Positioning the chart in the worksheet
                chart.TopRow = 8;
                chart.LeftColumn = 1;
                chart.BottomRow = 23;
                chart.RightColumn = 8;
 
                //Saving the workbook
                Stream stream = File.Create("Output.xlsx");
                workbook.SaveAs(stream);
            }
        }
    }
}

 

VB.NET

Imports Syncfusion.XlsIO
Imports System.Reflection
Imports System.IO
 
Namespace ChartSample
 
    Class Program
 
        Public Shared Sub Main(ByVal args() As String)
            Using excelEngine As ExcelEngine = New ExcelEngine
                Dim application As IApplication = excelEngine.Excel
                application.DefaultVersion = ExcelVersion.Excel2016
 
                'Open existing workbook with data entered
                Dim assembly As Assembly = GetType(Program).GetTypeInfo.Assembly
                Dim fileStream As Stream = assembly.GetManifestResourceStream("ChartSample.InputTemplate.xlsx")
                Dim workbook As IWorkbook = application.Workbooks.Open(fileStream)
                Dim worksheet As IWorksheet = workbook.Worksheets(0)
 
                'Initialize chart
                Dim chart As IChartShape = worksheet.Charts.Add
                chart.ChartType = ExcelChartType.Column_Clustered
 
                'Assign data
                chart.DataRange = worksheet("A1:D6")
                chart.IsSeriesInRows = False
 
                'Apply chart elements
                'Set chart title
                chart.ChartTitle = "Clustered Column Chart"
 
                'Reverse chart axis order
                chart.PrimaryValueAxis.ReversePlotOrder = True
                chart.PrimaryCategoryAxis.ReversePlotOrder = True
 
                'Set data labels
                Dim serie1 As IChartSerie = chart.Series(0)
                Dim serie2 As IChartSerie = chart.Series(1)
                Dim serie3 As IChartSerie = chart.Series(2)
 
                serie1.DataPoints.DefaultDataPoint.DataLabels.IsValue = True
                serie2.DataPoints.DefaultDataPoint.DataLabels.IsValue = True
                serie3.DataPoints.DefaultDataPoint.DataLabels.IsValue = True
 
                'Positioning the chart in the worksheet
                chart.TopRow = 8
                chart.LeftColumn = 1
                chart.BottomRow = 23
                chart.RightColumn = 8
 
                'Saving the workbook
                Dim stream As Stream = File.Create("Output.xlsx")
                workbook.SaveAs(stream)
            End Using
        End Sub
    End Class
End Namespace

 

A complete working example to reverse the chart axis order can be downloaded from ReverseOrder.zip.

Take a moment to peruse the documentation, where you will find other options like move or copy a worksheet, freeze, unfreeze and split panes, show or hide worksheet and worksheet tabs, page setup settings and more with code examples.

Click here to explore the rich set of Syncfusion Excel (XlsIO) library features.

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