ChartSheetBase.ApplyLayout Method (Int32, Object)


Applies the specified layout to the chart.

Namespace:   Microsoft.Office.Tools.Excel
Assembly:  Microsoft.Office.Tools.Excel.v4.0.Utilities (in Microsoft.Office.Tools.Excel.v4.0.Utilities.dll)

public void ApplyLayout(
	int layout,
	object chartType


Type: System.Int32

An integer from 1 through 10 that specifies the type of layout to apply to the chart.

Type: System.Object

One of the Microsoft.Office.Interop.Excel.XlChartType values.

The values of the Layout parameter correspond to the available options on the Chart Layouts group on the Design tab on the Ribbon. The Design tab is available when you select a chart.

Each type of chart has its own set of layout options. For example, the layout options for a pie chart are different from the layout options for a column chart. If you want to apply a layout from a different chart type, you can use the ChartType parameter to specify the chart type that the Layout parameter will refer to. For example, if you have a column chart and you want to apply a layout from a line chart, pass the XlChartType.xlLine value to the ChartType parameter. The layout only adds chart elements that are available for that particular chart type.

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

The following code example applies the tenth layout that is available for the chart type of the chart in chart sheet Chart1. In addition, the example uses the SetElement method to apply further layout changes: setting the style of the chart title to be centered and to lie inside the chart grid area, adding a title for the horizontal axis, and adding a rotated title for the vertical axis. To run this code example, your workbook must contain a clustered column two-dimensional chart sheet named Chart1.

private void DesignChartSheet()
    Microsoft.Office.Tools.Excel.ChartSheet myChartSheet  =

    myChartSheet.ApplyLayout(10, myChartSheet.ChartType);

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