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Aspose Slides Pie Chart colours


I am trying to use the code below to create a pie chart and colour the slices individually. However I can not seem to access the format for the for each slice.

How can you change the format for each slice?


Dim Id As Integer = chart.ChartData.Series.Add(fact.GetCell(0, 0, 1, “Series 1”), chart.Type)
Dim series As ChartSeriesEx = chart.ChartData.Series(Id)

While rdr.Read

chart.ChartData.Categories.Add(fact.GetCell(0, intSeriesCounter, 0, rdr.GetString(0)))
series.Values.Add(fact.GetCell(0, intSeriesCounter, 1, rdr.GetValue(1)))
intSeriesCounter += 1

End While

For i = 0 To chart.ChartData.Categories.Count - 1

chart.ChartData.Series(i).Format.Fill.FillType = FillTypeEx.Solid
chart.ChartData.Series(i).Format.Fill.SolidFillColor.Color = getSeriesColour(i)


Hi Andrew,<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

Please see the following documentation link regarding how to set the color of pie chart sectors using Aspose.Slides for .NET.


In case you still face any issue, please share your resultant PPTX file with complete code with us. We will check it and get back to you soon.

Thanks & Regards,


I have had a look at that code before and get an error ‘Type ‘IChartDataPoint’ is not defined’.

I am creating my charts using ChartEx.


Hi Andrew,<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

As you are using the legacy version of Aspose.Slides for .NET, please see the following sample code to set the Pie chart sector colors.

Dim pres As New PresentationEx()

'Access first slide

Dim sld As SlideEx = pres.Slides(0)

' Add chart with default data

Dim chart As Aspose.Slides.Pptx.ChartEx =

sld.Shapes.AddChart(ChartTypeEx.Pie, 100, 100, 400, 400)

'Setting chart Title

chart.ChartTitle.Text.Text = "Sample Title"

chart.ChartTitle.Text.CenterText = True

chart.ChartTitle.Height = 20

chart.HasTitle = True

'Set first series to Show Values

chart.ChartData.Series(0).Labels.ShowValue = True

'Setting the index of chart data sheet

Dim defaultWorksheetIndex As Integer = 0

'Getting the chart data worksheet

Dim fact As ChartDataCellFactory = chart.ChartData.ChartDataCellFactory

'Delete default generated series and categories



'Adding new categories

chart.ChartData.Categories.Add(fact.GetCell(0, 1, 0, "First Qtr"))

chart.ChartData.Categories.Add(fact.GetCell(0, 2, 0, "2nd Qtr"))

chart.ChartData.Categories.Add(fact.GetCell(0, 3, 0, "3rd Qtr"))

'Adding new series

Dim Id As Integer = chart.ChartData.Series.Add(fact.GetCell(0, 0, 1,

"Series 1"), chart.Type)

Dim series As ChartSeriesEx = chart.ChartData.Series(Id)

'Now populating series data

series.Values.Add(fact.GetCell(defaultWorksheetIndex, 1, 1, 20))

series.Values.Add(fact.GetCell(defaultWorksheetIndex, 2, 1, 50))

series.Values.Add(fact.GetCell(defaultWorksheetIndex, 3, 1, 30))

'Adding new points and setting sector color

series.IsColorVaried = True

Dim point As New ChartPointEx(series)

point.Index = 0

point.Format.Fill.FillType = FillTypeEx.Solid

point.Format.Fill.SolidFillColor.Color = Color.Cyan

'Setting Sector border

point.Format.Line.FillFormat.FillType = FillTypeEx.Solid

point.Format.Line.FillFormat.SolidFillColor.Color = Color.Gray

point.Format.Line.Width = 3.0

point.Format.Line.Style = LineStyleEx.ThinThick

point.Format.Line.DashStyle = LineDashStyleEx.DashDot

Dim point1 As New ChartPointEx(series)

point1.Index = 1

point1.Format.Fill.FillType = FillTypeEx.Solid

point1.Format.Fill.SolidFillColor.Color = Color.Brown

'Setting Sector border

point1.Format.Line.FillFormat.FillType = FillTypeEx.Solid

point1.Format.Line.FillFormat.SolidFillColor.Color = Color.Blue

point1.Format.Line.Width = 3.0

point1.Format.Line.Style = LineStyleEx.Single

point1.Format.Line.DashStyle = LineDashStyleEx.LargeDashDot

Dim point2 As New ChartPointEx(series)

point2.Index = 2

point2.Format.Fill.FillType = FillTypeEx.Solid

point2.Format.Fill.SolidFillColor.Color = Color.Coral

'Setting Sector border

point2.Format.Line.FillFormat.FillType = FillTypeEx.Solid

point2.Format.Line.FillFormat.SolidFillColor.Color = Color.Red

point2.Format.Line.Width = 2.0

point2.Format.Line.Style = LineStyleEx.ThinThin

point2.Format.Line.DashStyle = LineDashStyleEx.LargeDashDotDot

'Adding Series Points




'Create custom labels for each of categories for new series

Dim lbl As New DataLabelEx(series)

' lbl.ShowCategoryName = True

lbl.ShowValue = True

lbl.Id = 0


'Showing Leader Lines for Chart

series.Labels.ShowLeaderLines = True

'Setting Rotation Angle for Pie Chart Sectors

chart.ChartData.Series(0).FirstSliceAngle = 180

'Save presentation with chart


In case you still face any issue, please feel free to contact support.

Thanks & Regards,


Thank you for the code. I am trying to update my code to the current IChart implementation, but using your first example, but I am getting an error ‘Type IChartDataCellFactory is not defined’.


Hi Andrew,<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

Please use IChartDataWorkbook instead of IChartDataCellFactory with the latest version of Aspose.Slides for .NET. I have also updated the documentation topic in accordance with this change and your can see the updated documentation topic here as per your requirement.

Thanks & Regards,


Thanks for the update.