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GradientVariant Property

Returns the shade variant for the specified fill as an integer value from 1 through 4. The values for this property correspond to the gradient variants (numbered from left to right and from top to bottom) listed on the Gradient tab in the Fill Effects dialog box. Read-only Long.

This property is read-only. Use the OneColorGradient or TwoColorGradient method to set the gradient variant for the fill

expression.GradientVariant

expression Required. An expression that returns one of the objects in the Applies To list.

This example sets the chart's fill format so that it's displayed using the second shade variant if it's currently using the first shade variant.

With myChart.ChartArea.Fill 
 If .Type = msoFillGradient Then 
 If .GradientColorType = msoGradientOneColor Then 
 If .GradientVariant = 1 Then 
 .OneColorGradient .GradientStyle, 2, _ 
 .GradientDegree 
 End If 
 End If 
 End If 
End With
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