VBA for Excel 2007 tutorial-chart area pattern style


Chart area pattern style

In this VBA code example, you will learn to set the pattern style of chart area. To apply a pattern style to a chart area, you can use the Patterned() method. This method has the following prototype:

Fill.Patterned(Pattern_Type)

The Pattern_Type argument that represents the type of pattern to be applied to the chart area can take the following values: msoPattern5Percent, msoPattern10Percent, msoPatternCross, msoPatternDivot, msoPatternDottedDiamon, msoPatternDashedVertical, msoPatternHorizental msoPatternDarkVertical,etc.



VBA for Excel: VBA example code to set chart area pattern

To run this VBA example code, you can copy and paste the VBA code below in to the block of Worksheet_Activate() procedure. To open this block, double-click the current worksheet, then in the objects dropdown list select Sheet1 and in events list select Activate.



VBA code for this example:


Option Explicit
Private Sub Worksheet_Activate()
   
    Dim i As Integer
    'Fill Source data
    For i = 1 To 10
        Randomize
         Range("A" & i) = Int(100 * Rnd) + 1
         Range("B" & i) = Int(100 * Rnd) + 1
    Next
 
    'Select the data source
    Range("A1:B10").Select
    'Create a clusted column chart
    ActiveSheet.Shapes.AddChart xl3DColumn, 10, 180
    ActiveSheet.Shapes(1).Select
    ActiveChart.SetSourceData Source:=Range("Sheet1!$A$1:$B$10"), PlotBy:=xlColumns
   
    'Fill the chart area with a pattern style
ActiveChart.ChartArea.Format.Fill.Patterned msoPattern10Percent

 
End Sub

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