How to create a chart sheet in VB.NET

EasyXLS Excel library can be used to export Excel files in VB.NET. The library works with .NET Framework or .NET Core platform.

Step 1: Download EasyXLS Excel Library for .NET

To download the trial version of EasyXLS Excel Library, press the below button:

Download EasyXLS™ Excel Library for VB.NET

If you already own a license key, you may login and download EasyXLS from your account.

Install the downloaded EasyXLS installer for v8.6 or earlier.

Step 2: License file setup

Step required for EasyXLS v9.0 or later.

If you are using a trial, generate a trial license file from EasyXLS trials page. The trial license is valid for 30-days.

If you own a license key, you may login to the account that purchased the license and generate the license file from:

Setup the license file into your project using these guidelines.

Step 3: Create a VB.NET project

If don't have a project, create one as ASP.NET web application, windows forms app, console application, class library or service.

Step 4: Include EasyXLS library into project

EasyXLS.dll must be added as reference to your project. EasyXLS.dll can be found:
- Inside the downloaded archive at Step 1 for EasyXLS v9.0 or later
- Under installation path for EasyXLS v8.6 or earlier, in "Dot NET version" folder.

Add EasyXLS reference

Step 5: Run VB.NET code that creates a chart sheet in Excel file

Execute the following VB.NET code that exports a chart to Excel and the chart is placed in a separate sheet.

' Tutorial 21
' This tutorial shows how to create an Excel file in VB.NET
' having a worksheet and a chart sheet.

Imports EasyXLS
Imports EasyXLS.Charts
Imports EasyXLS.Constants

Module Tutorial21

    Sub Main()

        Console.WriteLine("Tutorial 21" & vbCrLf & "----------" & vbCrLf)

        ' Create an instance of the class that exports Excel files
        Dim workbook As New ExcelDocument

        ' Create an worksheet

        ' Get the table of data for the worksheet
        Dim xlsFirstTab As ExcelWorksheet = workbook.easy_getSheet("SourceData")
        Dim xlsTable1 = xlsFirstTab.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
        ' Add a chart sheet
        workbook.easy_addChart("Chart", "=SourceData!$A$1:$D$5", Chart.SERIES_IN_COLUMNS)

        ' Export Excel file
        Console.WriteLine("Writing file C:\Samples\Tutorial21 - chart sheet in Excel.xlsx.")
        workbook.easy_WriteXLSXFile("C:\Samples\Tutorial21 - chart sheet in Excel.xlsx")

        ' Confirm export of Excel file
        Dim sError As String = workbook.easy_getError()
        If (sError.Equals("")) Then
            Console.Write(vbCrLf & "File successfully created. Press Enter to Exit...")
            Console.Write(vbCrLf & "Error encountered: " & sError & vbCrLf & "Press Enter to Exit...")
        End If
        ' Dispose memory

    End Sub

End Module

EasyXLS Excel libraries:

Excel Library for VB.NET
full .NET version to import, export or convert Excel files
Excel Writer for VB.NET
.NET version to create and export Excel files
Download EasyXLS™ Excel Library for VB.NET

File formats:

MS Excel 97 - 2003
MS Excel 2007 - 2019
MS Excel 2021
Office 365