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ControlCollection.AddChart Method (Double, Double, Double, Double, String)

Adds a new Chart control to the worksheet in the specified size and location.

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

Chart AddChart(
	double left,
	double top,
	double width,
	double height,
	string name


Type: System.Double

The distance in points between the left edge of the control and the left edge of the worksheet.

Type: System.Double

The distance in points between the top edge of the control and the top edge of the worksheet.

Type: System.Double

The width of the control in points.

Type: System.Double

The height of the control in points.

Type: System.String

The name of the control.

Return Value

Type: Microsoft.Office.Tools.Excel.Chart
The Chart control that was added to the ControlCollection instance.


The name argument is null or has zero length.


A control with the same name is already in the ControlCollection instance.

The AddChart method enables you to add Chart controls to the end of the ControlCollection. To remove a Chart control that was previously added programmatically, use the Remove method.

The following code example inserts the number 16 to cells E1 through E3 and the number 24 to cells F1 through F3. The code then creates a Chart control to the top of the worksheet and passes cells E1 through F3 to the SetSourceData method to populate the chart with data.

private void ExcelAddChart()
    this.Range["E1", "E3"].Value2 = 16;
    this.Range["F1", "F3"].Value2 = 24;

    Microsoft.Office.Tools.Excel.Chart chart1 =
        this.Controls.AddChart(0, 0, 130, 130, "chart1");

    chart1.SetSourceData(this.Range["E1", "F3"], Excel.XlRowCol.xlColumns);
    chart1.ChartType = Excel.XlChartType.xlColumnClustered;

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