Represents a chart in a workbook. The chart can be either an embedded chart (contained in a ChartObject) or a separate chart sheet.
Assembly: Microsoft.Office.Interop.Excel (in Microsoft.Office.Interop.Excel.dll)
This is a .NET interface derived from a COM coclass that is required by managed code for interoperability with the corresponding COM object. Use this derived interface to access all method, property, and event members of the COM object. However, if a method or event you want to use shares the same name under the same COM object, cast to the corresponding primary interface to call the method, and cast to the latest events interface to connect to the event. Refer to this topic for information about the COM object. For information about the method and property members of the COM object, see _Chart.
The following properties for returning a object are described in this section:
Use the Chart property to return a Chart object that represents the chart contained in a ChartObject object.
The Charts collection contains a Chart object for each chart sheet in a workbook. Use Charts(index), where index is the chart-sheet index number or name, to return a single Chart object.
The chart index number represents the position of the chart sheet on the workbook tab bar. All chart sheets are included in the index count, even if they’re hidden. The chart sheet name is shown on the workbook tab for the chart. You can use the Name property to set or return the chart name.
The Chart object is also a member of the Sheets collection. The Sheets collection contains all the sheets in the workbook (both chart sheets and worksheets). Use Sheets(index), where index is the sheet index number or name, to return a single sheet.
When a chart is the active object, you can use the ActiveChart property to refer to it. A chart sheet is active if the user has selected it or it’s been activated with the Activate method.
An embedded chart is active if the user has selected it or the ChartObject object that it’s contained in has been activated with the Activate method.
When a chart sheet is the active sheet, you can use the ActiveSheet property to refer to it.