Multi level axis in Powerpoint Chart RRS feed

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  • I'm creating a VSTO add-in that among other things is supposed to create a line chart for some annual data. This data contains datapoints on a weekly basis. I would like the horizontal axis to be grouped in months. This link llustrates the grouping:

    I can't however find anything in the VSTO documentations about whether this is possible or not. As far as I can tell a Series only takes a 1-dimensional array of values for the X-axis. Does anyone have any experience with this?

    Saturday, September 30, 2017 12:25 AM

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  • Hello,

    Here is the VBA code:

    Sub CreateChart()
    Dim myChart As Chart
    Dim gChartData As ChartData
    Dim gWorkBook As Excel.Workbook
    Dim gWorkSheet As Excel.Worksheet
    ' Create the chart and set a reference to the chart data.
    Set myChart = ActivePresentation.Slides(1).Shapes.AddChart.Chart
    myChart.ChartType = xlLine
    Set gChartData = myChart.ChartData
    ' Set the Workbook and Worksheet references.
    Set gWorkBook = gChartData.Workbook
    Set gWorkSheet = gWorkBook.Worksheets(1)
    ' Add the data to the workbook.
    gWorkSheet.ListObjects("Table1").Resize gWorkSheet.Range("A1:C13")
    gWorkSheet.Range("Table1[[#Headers],[Series 1]]").Value = "X"
    gWorkSheet.Range("A2").Value = "2015"
    gWorkSheet.Range("A8").Value = "2016"
    gWorkSheet.Range("B2").Value = "7/15/2015"
    gWorkSheet.Range("B3").Value = "8/15/2015"
    gWorkSheet.Range("B2:B3").AutoFill Destination:=gWorkSheet.Range("B2:B13")
    gWorkSheet.Range("B2:B13").NumberFormat = "d-mmm"
    gWorkSheet.Range("Table1[[#Headers],[Series 2]]").Value = "Y"
    gWorkSheet.Range("C2").Value = "100"
    gWorkSheet.Range("C3").Value = "150"
    gWorkSheet.Range("C2:C3").AutoFill Destination:=gWorkSheet.Range("C2:C13")
    myChart.FullSeriesCollection(1).Values = "=Sheet1!$C$2:$C$13"
    myChart.FullSeriesCollection(1).XValues = "=Sheet1!$A$2:$B$13"
    ' Clean up the references.
    Set gWorkSheet = Nothing
    ' gWorkBook.Application.Quit
    Set gWorkBook = Nothing
    Set gChartData = Nothing
    Set myChart = Nothing
    End Sub

    In VSTO add-ins using C#, you could use:

                PowerPoint.Slide slide = Globals.ThisAddIn.Application.ActivePresentation.Slides.Add(Globals.ThisAddIn.Application.ActivePresentation.Slides.Count + 1, PowerPoint.PpSlideLayout.ppLayoutBlank);
                PowerPoint.Chart chart = slide.Shapes.AddChart(XlChartType.xlLine, 66, 113, 828, 384).Chart;
                Excel.Workbook wb = chart.ChartData.Workbook;
                Excel.Worksheet ws = wb.Worksheets[1];
                ws.Range["Table1[[#Headers],[Series 1]]"].Value = "X";
                ws.Range["A2"].Value = "2015";
                ws.Range["A8"].Value = "2016";
                ws.Range["B2"].Value = "7/15/2015";
                ws.Range["B3"].Value = "8/15/2015";
                ws.Range["B2:B3"].AutoFill(Destination: ws.Range["B2:B13"]);
                ws.Range["B2:B13"].NumberFormat = "d-mmm";
                ws.Range["Table1[[#Headers],[Series 2]]"].Value = "Y";
                ws.Range["C2"].Value = "100";
                ws.Range["C3"].Value = "150";
                ws.Range["C2:C3"].AutoFill(Destination: ws.Range["C2:C13"]);
                chart.FullSeriesCollection(1).Values = "=Sheet1!$C$2:$C$13";
                chart.FullSeriesCollection(1).XValues = "=Sheet1!$A$2:$B$13";

    The chart:



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