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Custom charts with secondary axis

We are using Aspose.Cells for creating combination charts (custom charts). More than 2 charts will be shown which usually comprise of Area, Line, Trend chart. I want to achieve below look graph which was generated using MS Excel charting feature (MSExcelChart.png). It contains 3 charts 2 area chart and one line chart.

Using Aspose.Cells charting features I tried a lot get this kind of charting, but am facing below issues with that.

  • Line chart covers hides the other two area charts.
  • When I delete the line chart by selecting it, area charts are shown behind it.
  • Secondary axis is not working as expected; the second Y axis is not shown on right hand side of the graph.
  • Its very difficult to achieve the same look and feel of MSExcelChart.png.

I have attached the Aspose.Cells chart image and also sample excel file containing data with small code snippet.

Workbook test = new Workbook(@"C:\TechWrk\DataFile\DualAccessChart.xlsx");

Worksheet wrktest = test.Worksheets["__lun"];

//Adding a new worksheet to the Workbook object

int sheetIndex = test.Worksheets.Add(SheetType.Chart);

//Obtaining the reference of the newly added worksheet by passing its sheet index

Worksheet worksheet = test.Worksheets[sheetIndex];

int chartIndex = worksheet.Charts.Add(Aspose.Cells.Charts.ChartType.Area, 1, 1, 25, 10);

//Accessing the instance of the newly added chart

Aspose.Cells.Charts.Chart chart = worksheet.Charts[chartIndex];

//Adding NSeries (chart data source) to the chart ranging from "A1" cell to "B4"

chart.NSeries.Add("__lun!B2:D168", true);

chart.NSeries.CategoryData = "__lun!A1:A168";

chart.NSeries.SecondCatergoryData = "__lun!A1:A168";

////Setting the chart type of 2nd NSeries to display as line chart

chart.NSeries[0].Name = "Area One";

chart.NSeries[0].Type = Aspose.Cells.Charts.ChartType.Area;

chart.NSeries[1].Name = "Area Two";

chart.NSeries[1].Type = Aspose.Cells.Charts.ChartType.Line;

//Plot the second series on second axis line.

chart.NSeries[1].PlotOnSecondAxis = true;

chart.NSeries[1].Line.IsVisible = true;

chart.SecondCategoryAxis.IsVisible = true;

chart.NSeries[2].Name = "Area Three";

chart.NSeries[2].Type = Aspose.Cells.Charts.ChartType.Area;

////Saving the Excel file



Do you want to display secondary horizontal (category) axis on your charts using Aspose.Cells for .NET. Please clarify.


I want to display the secondary vertical axis on right side.



Please check this code and let me know if it works fine for you. I am also attaching the output xlsx file generated by this code.


string path = @“F:\Shak-Data-RW\Downloads\DualAccessChart.xlsx”;

Workbook workbook = new Workbook(path);

Worksheet worksheet = workbook.Worksheets[“Chart1”];

Chart chart = worksheet.Charts[0];

chart.SecondValueAxis.IsVisible = true;

workbook.Save(path + “.out.xlsx”);