Create Excel Chart Sheets in C# and VB.NET

The following example shows how to create an Excel chart sheet in C# and VB.NET and select data for it using the GemBox.Spreadsheet component.

A chart sheet is a worksheet that contains only a chart element. You can represent it with an ExcelWorksheet object of a SheetType.Chart type.

Excel chart sheets are supported in XLSX, PDF, XPS, and image formats. Use the Convert example to convert an existing workbook with chart sheets into another file format.

For more information about chart sheets, see the Charts help page.

Excel chart sheet created with GemBox.Spreadsheet
Screenshot of Excel chart sheet created with GemBox.Spreadsheet
using System;
using GemBox.Spreadsheet;
using GemBox.Spreadsheet.Charts;

class Program
{
    static void Main()
    {
        // If using Professional version, put your serial key below.
        SpreadsheetInfo.SetLicense("FREE-LIMITED-KEY");

        var workbook = new ExcelFile();
        var worksheet = workbook.Worksheets.Add("Data");

        // Add data which will be used by the Excel chart.
        worksheet.Cells["A1"].Value = "Name";
        worksheet.Cells["A2"].Value = "John Doe";
        worksheet.Cells["A3"].Value = "Fred Nurk";
        worksheet.Cells["A4"].Value = "Hans Meier";
        worksheet.Cells["A5"].Value = "Ivan Horvat";

        worksheet.Cells["B1"].Value = "Salary";
        worksheet.Cells["B2"].Value = 3600;
        worksheet.Cells["B3"].Value = 2580;
        worksheet.Cells["B4"].Value = 3200;
        worksheet.Cells["B5"].Value = 4100;

        // Set header row and formatting.
        worksheet.Rows[0].Style.Font.Weight = ExcelFont.BoldWeight;
        worksheet.Columns[0].SetWidth(3, LengthUnit.Centimeter);
        worksheet.Columns[1].Style.NumberFormat = "\"$\"#,##0";

        // Make entire sheet print on a single page.
        worksheet.PrintOptions.FitWorksheetWidthToPages = 1;
        worksheet.PrintOptions.FitWorksheetHeightToPages = 1;

        // Create Excel chart sheet.
        var chartsheet = workbook.Worksheets.Add(SheetType.Chart, "Chart");
        workbook.Worksheets.ActiveWorksheet = chartsheet;

        // Create Excel chart and select data for it.
        // You cannot set the size of the chart area when the chart is located on a chart sheet, it will snap to maximum size on the chart sheet.
        var chart = chartsheet.Charts.Add(%ChartType%, 0, 0, 0, 0, LengthUnit.Centimeter);
        chart.SelectData(worksheet.Cells.GetSubrangeAbsolute(0, 0, 4, 1), true);

        workbook.Save("Chart Sheet.%OutputFileType%");
    }
}
Imports System
Imports GemBox.Spreadsheet
Imports GemBox.Spreadsheet.Charts

Module Program

    Sub Main()

        ' If using Professional version, put your serial key below.
        SpreadsheetInfo.SetLicense("FREE-LIMITED-KEY")

        Dim workbook As New ExcelFile()
        Dim worksheet = workbook.Worksheets.Add("Data")

        ' Add data which is used by the Excel chart.
        worksheet.Cells("A1").Value = "Name"
        worksheet.Cells("A2").Value = "John Doe"
        worksheet.Cells("A3").Value = "Fred Nurk"
        worksheet.Cells("A4").Value = "Hans Meier"
        worksheet.Cells("A5").Value = "Ivan Horvat"

        worksheet.Cells("B1").Value = "Salary"
        worksheet.Cells("B2").Value = 3600
        worksheet.Cells("B3").Value = 2580
        worksheet.Cells("B4").Value = 3200
        worksheet.Cells("B5").Value = 4100

        ' Set header row and formatting.
        worksheet.Rows(0).Style.Font.Weight = ExcelFont.BoldWeight
        worksheet.Columns(0).SetWidth(3, LengthUnit.Centimeter)
        worksheet.Columns(1).Style.NumberFormat = """$""#,##0"

        ' Make entire sheet print on a single page.
        worksheet.PrintOptions.FitWorksheetWidthToPages = 1
        worksheet.PrintOptions.FitWorksheetHeightToPages = 1

        ' Create Excel chart sheet.
        Dim chartsheet = workbook.Worksheets.Add(SheetType.Chart, "Chart")
        workbook.Worksheets.ActiveWorksheet = chartsheet

        ' Create Excel chart and select data for it.
        ' You cannot set the size of the chart area when the chart is located on a chart sheet, it will snap to maximum size on the chart sheet.
        Dim chart = chartsheet.Charts.Add(%ChartType%, 0, 0, 0, 0, LengthUnit.Centimeter)
        chart.SelectData(worksheet.Cells.GetSubrangeAbsolute(0, 0, 4, 1), True)

        workbook.Save("Chart Sheet.%OutputFileType%")
    End Sub
End Module

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