VBA for Excel 2007 tutorial-background image of chart area


Background image of chart area

In this VBA code example, you will learn to set the background picture of chart area. The background picture of a chart area can be set by using the UsePicture() method. This method takes a string argument that represents the full path of image to set as the background of the chart area.



VBA for Excel: VBA example code to set background color of chart area

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 picture in current folder
ActiveChart.ChartArea.Format.Fill.UserPicture "image1.bmp"

 
End Sub

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