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Chart.PlotBy Property (2007 System)

Gets or sets the way columns or rows are used as data series on the chart.

Namespace:  Microsoft.Office.Tools.Excel
Assembly:  Microsoft.Office.Tools.Excel.v9.0 (in Microsoft.Office.Tools.Excel.v9.0.dll)

[BrowsableAttribute(false)]
public XlRowCol PlotBy { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: XlRowCol
One of the following XlRowCol values: xlColumns or xlRows.

The following code example creates a Chart with data plotted by columns, and then prompts the user to plot data by rows with the PlotBy property.

private void ChangePlotToRows()
{
    this.Range["A1", "A5"].Value2 = 22;
    this.Range["B1", "B5"].Value2 = 55;

    Microsoft.Office.Tools.Excel.Chart chart1 =
        this.Controls.AddChart(this.Range["D2", "H12"], 
        "chart1");

    chart1.SetSourceData(this.Range["A1", "B5"], 
        Excel.XlRowCol.xlColumns);
    chart1.ChartType = Excel.XlChartType.xl3DColumn;

    if (DialogResult.Yes ==
        MessageBox.Show("The chart is currently plotted by columns." +
        "  Change to plot by rows?", "Example", 
        MessageBoxButtons.YesNo))
    {
        chart1.PlotBy = Excel.XlRowCol.xlRows;
    }
}

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