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Add a line in chart via C#

Native and high performance MS Excel creation programmatically using server side .NET APIs.

Adding a line in chart dynamically within running application is easy. In order to create variety of charts to spreadsheets from scratch without requiring MS Office, we’ll use Aspose.Cells for .NET API that offers different features for spreadsheets creation, manipulation and conversion using .NET platform. Aspose.Cells provides many flexible chart objects.

How to Add a Line in Charts via C#

It is easy for the developers to add a line in chart within running different reporting applications for data processing in just a few lines of code.

  1. Create Workbook class instance.
  2. Add some data to worksheet cells with the Cell  object’s PutValue  method. This will be used as the data source for the chart.
  3. Add a Chart to the worksheet by calling the Charts  collection’s Add  method, encapsulated in the Worksheet  object.
  4. Access the new Chart  object from the Charts collection by passing its index, specify the chart’s data source by calling Chart.SetChartDataRange .
  5. Calculate the chart position by calling Calculate method.
  6. Add a Line Shape by calling Chart.Shapes.AddShapeInChartByScale method.
  7. Set the line format

System Requirements

Just make sure that system have Microsoft Windows or a compatible OS with .NET Framework, .NET Core, Windows Azure, Mono or Xamarin Platforms as well as development environment like Microsoft Visual Studio.

  • Install from command line as nuget install Aspose.Cells or via Package Manager Console of Visual Studio with Install-Package Aspose.Cells.
  • Alternatively, get the offline MSI installer or all DLLs in a ZIP file from downloads

Following source code shows how to add a line in chart to MS Excel XLSX file using C#.

Execute the above code, you will get the following results: ![](line-in-chart.png)