Tuesday, 06 September 2011 08:03

SparkLine Chart

The sample demonstrates how to insert SparkLine into an excel workbook.

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Monday, 24 January 2011 09:52

Generate Excel Column Chart in C#, VB.NET

Excel Charts uses graphics to present data information to enable users to analyze data more intuitively. According to details of data information, users need to choose the most appropriate chart type. For example, column chart is suitable for comparison between data, while pie chart is often used to show percentage of each item among all.

Spire.XLS for .NET, a stand-alone Excel operation component designed for .NET developers, allows users to generate Excel chart, and this guide will show you how to generate excel column chart with C#, VB.NET via Spire.XLS for .NET. Users can use sheet.Charts.Add(ExcelChartType) method to add chart in Excel. Then, assign value for DataRange property of Chart class to fill information in chart area. Next, set position, chart title, axes, legend and format them for chart to make the chart be more completed and wonderful.

The following screenshot shows the result of Excel column chart generation.

Generate Excel Column Chart

Download and install Spire.XLS for .NET. Use the following code to generate Excel column chart.

using System.Drawing;
using Spire.Xls;

namespace XLSTest
    class Program
        static void Main(string[] args)
            //Load Workbook
            Workbook workbook = new Workbook();
            Worksheet sheet = workbook.Worksheets[0];

            //Add Chart and Set Chart Data Range
            Chart chart = sheet.Charts.Add(ExcelChartType.ColumnClustered);
            chart.DataRange = sheet.Range["D1:E17"];
            chart.SeriesDataFromRange = false;

            //Chart Position
            chart.LeftColumn = 1;
            chart.TopRow = 19;
            chart.RightColumn = 8;
            chart.BottomRow = 33;

            //Chart Border
            chart.ChartArea.Border.Weight = ChartLineWeightType.Medium;
            chart.ChartArea.Border.Color = Color.SandyBrown;

            //Chart Title
            chart.ChartTitle = "Parts Sales Info";
            chart.ChartTitleArea.Font.FontName = "Calibri";
            chart.ChartTitleArea.Font.Size = 13;
            chart.ChartTitleArea.Font.IsBold = true;

            //Chart Axes
            chart.PrimaryCategoryAxis.Title = "Parts";
            chart.PrimaryCategoryAxis.Font.Color = Color.Blue;

            chart.PrimaryValueAxis.Title = "Amounts";
            chart.PrimaryValueAxis.HasMajorGridLines = false;
            chart.PrimaryValueAxis.MaxValue = 350;
            chart.PrimaryValueAxis.TitleArea.TextRotationAngle = 90;

            //Chart Legend
            chart.Legend.Position = LegendPositionType.Right;

            //Save and Launch

Imports System.Drawing
Imports Spire.Xls

Namespace XLSTest
    Friend Class Program
        Shared Sub Main(ByVal args() As String)
            'Load Workbook
            Dim workbook As New Workbook()
            Dim sheet As Worksheet = workbook.Worksheets(0)

            'Add Chart and Set Chart Data Range
            Dim chart As Chart = sheet.Charts.Add(ExcelChartType.ColumnClustered)
            chart.DataRange = sheet.Range("D1:E17")
            chart.SeriesDataFromRange = False

            'Chart Position
            chart.LeftColumn = 1
            chart.TopRow = 19
            chart.RightColumn = 8
            chart.BottomRow = 33

            'Chart Border
            chart.ChartArea.Border.Weight = ChartLineWeightType.Medium
            chart.ChartArea.Border.Color = Color.SandyBrown

            'Chart Title
            chart.ChartTitle = "Parts Sales Info"
            chart.ChartTitleArea.Font.FontName = "Calibri"
            chart.ChartTitleArea.Font.Size = 13
            chart.ChartTitleArea.Font.IsBold = True

            'Chart Axes
            chart.PrimaryCategoryAxis.Title = "Parts"
            chart.PrimaryCategoryAxis.Font.Color = Color.Blue

            chart.PrimaryValueAxis.Title = "Amounts"
            chart.PrimaryValueAxis.HasMajorGridLines = False
            chart.PrimaryValueAxis.MaxValue = 350
            chart.PrimaryValueAxis.TitleArea.TextRotationAngle = 90

            'Chart Legend
            chart.Legend.Position = LegendPositionType.Right

            'Save and Launch
            workbook.SaveToFile("ExcelColumnChart.xlsx", ExcelVersion.Version2010)

        End Sub
    End Class
End Namespace
Published in Chart
Thursday, 20 January 2011 10:26

Create Excel Pie Chart in C#, VB.NET

Why We Create Excel Pie Charts?

Create excel pie charts is a simple method to display your data to other individuals or a group. Excel pie charts can easily relay your messages that may otherwise go unnoticed by your audience. Pie charts are helpful for international audiences because they are universally known and easily explained. And it's extremely easy to create and use in Excel.

Pie charts, unlike other charts in Microsoft Excel, require the data in your worksheet be contained in only one row or column. By indicating a "category", an additional row or column can be used. Relative sizes are easy to compare as each piece of data is represented as a portion of a whole.

How to Create Excel Pie Charts in Microsoft Excel?

Every one of you can create excel pie charts in no time by using Microsoft Excel through the following steps:

  • Launch Microsoft Office Excel and open your excel file which with the data that you want to base your pie chart on.
  • Select the data that you want to base your chart on. The last cell that you want to select will not be chosen but it will have bold outline borders around it.
  • Click "Insert" button to open Chart Wizard window. Click on "Pie" in the right side column of Chart Type. Several sub-types of pie charts will be offered for you to choose. Pick a proper type which can best match with your data and click "Next"
  • Prevew on this new interface. If the pie chart with wrong information or even no pie chart appears, click "Cancel" and select your data, try the above process again. If everything is OK, click "Next"
  • On the new window, enter labels and a title for your pie chart. Click "Finish" when you see the pie chart appears as you want.
  • On your spreadsheet, click the box and drag your mouse to manipulate the size of the chart. By right clicking the chart and box, you can get many options to edit the pie chart.

How to Use Spire.XLS for .NET to Creat Excel Pie Charts?

Spire.XLS presents you an easy way to create a pie chart in the Excel workbook. First, you should create a pie chart with the sheet.Charts.Add method. You may control the resource of the data and title of the chart by setting DataRange and ChartTitle properties. What's more, we create an object to operate more about the chart. You may set the label and value of the pie with the properties cs.CategoryLabels and cs.Values. If you want to hide the value of the pie, you may set the cs.DataPoints.DefaultDataPoint.DataLabels.HasValue property false. In this demo, in order to reflect the effect of the chart, we set the grid lines of the worksheet invisible by assigning the sheet.GridLinesVisible false.

Use the C#/VB.NET codes of Spire.XLS for .NET below to create excel pie charts:

using Spire.Xls;
using System.Drawing;

namespace Saveas
    class Program
        static void Main(string[] args)
            //Create a new workbook
            Workbook workbook = new Workbook();

            //Initialize worksheet
            Worksheet sheet = workbook.Worksheets[0];

            //Set sheet name
            sheet.Name = "Chart data";

            //Set the grid lines invisible
            sheet.GridLinesVisible = false;

            //Create a chart
            Chart chart = sheet.Charts.Add(ExcelChartType.Pie3D);

            //Set region of chart data
            chart.DataRange = sheet.Range["B2:B5"];
            chart.SeriesDataFromRange = false;

            //Set position of chart
            chart.LeftColumn = 1;
            chart.TopRow = 6;
            chart.RightColumn = 9;
            chart.BottomRow = 25;

            //Chart title
            chart.ChartTitle = "Sales by year";
            chart.ChartTitleArea.IsBold = true;
            chart.ChartTitleArea.Size = 12;

            //Initialize the chart series
            Spire.Xls.Charts.ChartSerie cs = chart.Series[0];

            //Chart Labels resource
            cs.CategoryLabels = sheet.Range["A2:A5"];

            //Chart value resource
            cs.Values = sheet.Range["B2:B5"];

            //Set the value visible in the chart
            cs.DataPoints.DefaultDataPoint.DataLabels.HasValue = true;

            sheet.Range["A1"].Value = "Year";
            sheet.Range["A2"].Value = "2002";
            sheet.Range["A3"].Value = "2003";
            sheet.Range["A4"].Value = "2004";
            sheet.Range["A5"].Value = "2005";

            sheet.Range["B1"].Value = "Sales";
            sheet.Range["B2"].NumberValue = 4000;
            sheet.Range["B3"].NumberValue = 6000;
            sheet.Range["B4"].NumberValue = 7000;
            sheet.Range["B5"].NumberValue = 8500;

            sheet.Range["A1:B1"].Style.Font.IsBold = true;
            sheet.Range["A2:B2"].Style.KnownColor = ExcelColors.LightYellow;
            sheet.Range["A3:B3"].Style.KnownColor = ExcelColors.LightGreen1;
            sheet.Range["A4:B4"].Style.KnownColor = ExcelColors.LightOrange;
            sheet.Range["A5:B5"].Style.KnownColor = ExcelColors.LightTurquoise;

            sheet.Range["A1:B5"].Style.Borders[BordersLineType.EdgeTop].Color = Color.FromArgb(0, 0, 128);
            sheet.Range["A1:B5"].Style.Borders[BordersLineType.EdgeTop].LineStyle = LineStyleType.Thin;
            sheet.Range["A1:B5"].Style.Borders[BordersLineType.EdgeBottom].Color = Color.FromArgb(0, 0, 128);
            sheet.Range["A1:B5"].Style.Borders[BordersLineType.EdgeBottom].LineStyle = LineStyleType.Thin;
            sheet.Range["A1:B5"].Style.Borders[BordersLineType.EdgeLeft].Color = Color.FromArgb(0, 0, 128);
            sheet.Range["A1:B5"].Style.Borders[BordersLineType.EdgeLeft].LineStyle = LineStyleType.Thin;
            sheet.Range["A1:B5"].Style.Borders[BordersLineType.EdgeRight].Color = Color.FromArgb(0, 0, 128);
            sheet.Range["A1:B5"].Style.Borders[BordersLineType.EdgeRight].LineStyle = LineStyleType.Thin;
            //Number format
            sheet.Range["B2:C5"].Style.NumberFormat = "\"$\"#,##0";           
            chart.PlotArea.Fill.Visible = false;
            //Save the file

            //Launch the file
Imports Spire.Xls
Imports System.Drawing

Module Module1

    Sub Main()
        'Create a new workbook
        Dim workbook As New Workbook()

        'Initialize worksheet
        Dim sheet As Worksheet = workbook.Worksheets(0)

        'Set sheet name
        sheet.Name = "Chart data"

        'Set the grid lines invisible
        sheet.GridLinesVisible = False

        'Create a chart
        Dim chart As Chart = sheet.Charts.Add(ExcelChartType.Pie3D)

        'Set region of chart data
        chart.DataRange = sheet.Range("B2:B5")
        chart.SeriesDataFromRange = False

        'Set position of chart
        chart.LeftColumn = 1
        chart.TopRow = 6
        chart.RightColumn = 9
        chart.BottomRow = 25

        'Chart title
        chart.ChartTitle = "Sales by year"
        chart.ChartTitleArea.IsBold = True
        chart.ChartTitleArea.Size = 12

        'Set the chart
        Dim cs As Spire.Xls.Charts.ChartSerie = chart.Series(0)

        'Chart Labels resource
        cs.CategoryLabels = sheet.Range("A2:A5")

        'Chart value resource
        cs.Values = sheet.Range("B2:B5")

        'Set the value visible in the chart
        cs.DataPoints.DefaultDataPoint.DataLabels.HasValue = True

        sheet.Range("A1").Value = "Year"
        sheet.Range("A2").Value = "2002"
        sheet.Range("A3").Value = "2003"
        sheet.Range("A4").Value = "2004"
        sheet.Range("A5").Value = "2005"

        sheet.Range("B1").Value = "Sales"
        sheet.Range("B2").NumberValue = 4000
        sheet.Range("B3").NumberValue = 6000
        sheet.Range("B4").NumberValue = 7000
        sheet.Range("B5").NumberValue = 8500

        sheet.Range("A1:B1").Style.Font.IsBold = True
        sheet.Range("A2:B2").Style.KnownColor = ExcelColors.LightYellow
        sheet.Range("A3:B3").Style.KnownColor = ExcelColors.LightGreen1
        sheet.Range("A4:B4").Style.KnownColor = ExcelColors.LightOrange
        sheet.Range("A5:B5").Style.KnownColor = ExcelColors.LightTurquoise

        sheet.Range("A1:B5").Style.Borders(BordersLineType.EdgeTop).Color = Color.FromArgb(0, 0, 128)
        sheet.Range("A1:B5").Style.Borders(BordersLineType.EdgeTop).LineStyle = LineStyleType.Thin
        sheet.Range("A1:B5").Style.Borders(BordersLineType.EdgeBottom).Color = Color.FromArgb(0, 0, 128)
        sheet.Range("A1:B5").Style.Borders(BordersLineType.EdgeBottom).LineStyle = LineStyleType.Thin
        sheet.Range("A1:B5").Style.Borders(BordersLineType.EdgeLeft).Color = Color.FromArgb(0, 0, 128)
        sheet.Range("A1:B5").Style.Borders(BordersLineType.EdgeLeft).LineStyle = LineStyleType.Thin
        sheet.Range("A1:B5").Style.Borders(BordersLineType.EdgeRight).Color = Color.FromArgb(0, 0, 128)
        sheet.Range("A1:B5").Style.Borders(BordersLineType.EdgeRight).LineStyle = LineStyleType.Thin

        'Number format
        sheet.Range("B2:C5").Style.NumberFormat = """$""#,##0"
        chart.PlotArea.Fill.Visible = False

        'Save doc file.

        'Launch the MS Word file.

    End Sub
End Module

After running the demo, you may find a pie appear in the document:

Generate Excel Pie Chart

Published in Chart
Sunday, 01 August 2010 16:21

Data Export Bar Chart in C#, VB.NET

Not needing to have Microsoft Excel installed on the machine, The Spire.DataExport can create Excel spreadsheet. This sample demonstrates how to export data table into xls and create bar chart.

Published in Cell
Sunday, 01 August 2010 16:02

Data Export Pie3D Chart in C#, VB.NET

Not needing to have Microsoft Excel installed on the machine, The Spire.DataExport can create Excel spreadsheet. This sample demonstrates how to export data table into xls and create pie-3d chart.

Published in Cell
Saturday, 03 July 2010 00:30

EXCEL Pie Charts in C#, VB.NET


The sample demonstrates how to create a pie chart in an excel workbook.


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