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How to set chart type, chart area, plot area, X axis, Y axis, series and legend in J#.NET

package Tutorial23;

/* -------------------------------------------------------------
 * Tutorial 23
 *
 * This tutorial shows how to create an Excel file in J# with a
 * chart and how to set chart type and formatting properties for 
 * chart area, plot area, axis, series and legend.
 * ------------------------------------------------------------- */

import System.*;
import System.Drawing.*;
import EasyXLS.*;
import EasyXLS.Constants.*;
import EasyXLS.Charts.*;
import EasyXLS.Drawings.Formatting.*;

public class Tutorial23
{
    public Tutorial23()
    {
    }

    /** @attribute System.STAThread() */
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
        Console.WriteLine("Tutorial 23\n----------\n");

        // Create an instance of the class that exports Excel files
        ExcelDocument workbook = new ExcelDocument();

        // Create a worksheet
        workbook.easy_addWorksheet("SourceData");

        // Get the table of data for the worksheet
        ExcelTable xlsTable1 = ((ExcelWorksheet)workbook.easy_getSheet("SourceData")).easy_getExcelTable();

        // Add data in cells for report header
        xlsTable1.easy_getCell(0, 0).setValue("Show Date");
        xlsTable1.easy_getCell(0, 1).setValue("Available Places");
        xlsTable1.easy_getCell(0, 2).setValue("Available Tickets");
        xlsTable1.easy_getCell(0, 3).setValue("Sold Tickets");

        // Add data in cells for chart report values
        xlsTable1.easy_getCell(1, 0).setValue("03/13/2005 00:00:00");
        xlsTable1.easy_getCell(1, 0).setFormat(EasyXLS.Constants.Format.FORMAT_DATE);
        xlsTable1.easy_getCell(2, 0).setValue("03/14/2005 00:00:00");
        xlsTable1.easy_getCell(2, 0).setFormat(EasyXLS.Constants.Format.FORMAT_DATE);
        xlsTable1.easy_getCell(3, 0).setValue("03/15/2005 00:00:00");
        xlsTable1.easy_getCell(3, 0).setFormat(EasyXLS.Constants.Format.FORMAT_DATE);
        xlsTable1.easy_getCell(4, 0).setValue("03/16/2005 00:00:00");
        xlsTable1.easy_getCell(4, 0).setFormat(EasyXLS.Constants.Format.FORMAT_DATE);

        xlsTable1.easy_getCell(1, 1).setValue("10000");
        xlsTable1.easy_getCell(2, 1).setValue("5000");
        xlsTable1.easy_getCell(3, 1).setValue("8500");
        xlsTable1.easy_getCell(4, 1).setValue("1000");

        xlsTable1.easy_getCell(1, 2).setValue("8000");
        xlsTable1.easy_getCell(2, 2).setValue("4000");
        xlsTable1.easy_getCell(3, 2).setValue("6000");
        xlsTable1.easy_getCell(4, 2).setValue("1000");

        xlsTable1.easy_getCell(1, 3).setValue("920");
        xlsTable1.easy_getCell(2, 3).setValue("1005");
        xlsTable1.easy_getCell(3, 3).setValue("342");
        xlsTable1.easy_getCell(4, 3).setValue("967");

        // Set column widths
        xlsTable1.easy_getColumnAt(0).setWidth(100);
        xlsTable1.easy_getColumnAt(1).setWidth(100);
        xlsTable1.easy_getColumnAt(2).setWidth(100);
        xlsTable1.easy_getColumnAt(3).setWidth(100);

        // Add a chart sheet
        workbook.easy_addChart("Chart", "=SourceData!$A$1:$D$5", Chart.SERIES_IN_COLUMNS);

        // Get the previously added chart
        ExcelChart xlsChart = ((ExcelChartSheet)workbook.easy_getSheetAt(1)).easy_getExcelChart();

        // Set chart type
        xlsChart.easy_setChartType(Chart.CHART_TYPE_CYLINDER_COLUMN);

        // Format chart area
        ExcelChartArea xlsChartArea = xlsChart.easy_getChartArea();
        xlsChartArea.getLineColorFormat().setLineColor(Color.get_DarkGray());
        xlsChartArea.getLineStyleFormat().setDashType(LineStyleFormat.DASH_TYPE_SOLID);
        xlsChartArea.getLineStyleFormat().setWidth(0.25f);

        // Format chart plot area
        ExcelPlotArea xlsPlotArea =  xlsChart.easy_getPlotArea();
        xlsPlotArea.getLineColorFormat().setLineColor(Color.get_DarkGray());
        xlsPlotArea.getLineStyleFormat().setDashType(LineStyleFormat.DASH_TYPE_SOLID);
        xlsPlotArea.getLineStyleFormat().setWidth(0.25f);

        // Format chart legend
        ExcelChartLegend xlsChartLegend = xlsChart.easy_getLegend();
        xlsChartLegend.getFillFormat().setBackground(Color.get_LavenderBlush());
        xlsChartLegend.getFontFormat().setForeground(Color.get_Blue());
        xlsChartLegend.getFontFormat().setItalic(true);
        xlsChartLegend.setKeysArrangementDirection(Chart.KEYS_ARRANGEMENT_DIRECTION_HORIZONTAL);
        xlsChartLegend.setPlacement(Chart.LEGEND_CORNER);
        xlsChartLegend.getShadowFormat().setShadow(ShadowFormat.OFFSET_DIAGONAL_BOTTOM_RIGHT);

        // Format chart X axis
        ExcelAxis xlsXAxis = xlsChart.easy_getCategoryXAxis();
        xlsXAxis.getLineColorFormat().setLineColor(Color.get_SteelBlue());
        xlsXAxis.getLineStyleFormat().setDashType(LineStyleFormat.DASH_TYPE_DASH_DOT);
        xlsXAxis.getLineStyleFormat().setWidth(0.25f);
        xlsXAxis.getFontFormat().setForeground(Color.get_Red());

        // Format chart Y axis
        ExcelAxis xlsYAxis = xlsChart.easy_getValueYAxis();
        xlsYAxis.getLineColorFormat().setLineColor(Color.get_SteelBlue());
        xlsYAxis.getLineStyleFormat().setDashType(LineStyleFormat.DASH_TYPE_LONG_DASH);
        xlsYAxis.getLineStyleFormat().setWidth(0.25f);
        xlsYAxis.getFontFormat().setForeground(Color.get_Blue());

        // Fomat chart series
        xlsChart.easy_getSeriesAt(0).getFillFormat().setBackground(Color.get_RoyalBlue());
        xlsChart.easy_getSeriesAt(1).getFillFormat().setBackground(Color.get_Yellow());
        xlsChart.easy_getSeriesAt(2).getFillFormat().setBackground(Color.get_LightGreen());

        // Export Excel file
        Console.WriteLine("Writing file C:\\Samples\\Tutorial23 - various Excel chart settings.xlsx.");
        workbook.easy_WriteXLSXFile("C:\\Samples\\Tutorial23 - various Excel chart settings.xlsx");

        // Confirm export of Excel file
        String sError = workbook.easy_getError();
        if (sError.Equals(""))
            Console.Write("\nFile successfully created. Press Enter to Exit...");
        else
            Console.Write("\nError encountered: " + sError + "\nPress Enter to Exit...");

        // Dispose memory
        workbook.Dispose();

        Console.ReadLine();
    }
}

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