Creating a Chart

We have seen that a PivotTable is created and added to the PivotTables collection by invoking the PivotTableWizard method. On the other hand, creating a new chart requires a different approach, since it depends upon whether the chart is standalone (a chart sheet) or embedded in a worksheet (and thus contained in a ChartObject object).

Also, unlike the PivotTableWizard method, the ChartWizard method does not create a chart; it merely formats an existing chart. Accordingly, there are three steps required to create a meaningful chart:

• Decide whether to create a standalone chart (a chart sheet) or an embedded chart.

• Create the standalone chart or embedded chart as described in the following section.

• Format the chart using either the ChartWizard method or using individual properties and methods of the chart object.

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