Chart.Export Method (String, Object, Object)


Exports the chart in a graphic format.

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

bool Export(
	string Filename,
	object FilterName,
	object Interactive


Type: System.String

The name of the exported file.

Type: System.Object

The language-independent name of the graphic filter as it appears in the registry under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Shared Tools\Graphics Filters.

Type: System.Object

true to display the dialog box that contains the filter-specific options. If this argument is false, Microsoft Office Excel uses the default values for the filter. The default value is false.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean

For information on optional parameters, see Optional Parameters in Office Solutions.

The following code example creates a Chart and then uses the Export method to export the chart as a graphic file named Chart1.gif at the root of the C:\ directory.

private void SaveChartAsGIF()
    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.SetSourceData(this.Range["A1", "B5"], 
    chart1.ChartType = Excel.XlChartType.xl3DColumn;

    chart1.Export(@"C:\Chart1.gif", "GIF", false);
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