Sunday, September 15, 2013

Format Line Chart's Markers and Line colors Using VBA

Change the style of marker and color using VBA. Snapshot below -

Download working File here 

All you need to create a table with series name mentioned in cells and add color to cells next to it Snapshot below -

Download the sample file to know more.

Macro used to format the chart -

Sub format_chart()
    Dim srs As Series
    Dim cht As Chart
Set cht = Sheets("Sheet1").ChartObjects("Chart 1").Chart
    For Each srs In cht.SeriesCollection ' remove exisiting series
        'change marker color
        srs.MarkerStyle = xlMarkerStyleCircle ' chnage style of marker
        srs.MarkerSize = 10 ' size of marker
        srs.MarkerBackgroundColorIndex = xlColorIndexNone ' fill color to none
        ' add circle color
        srs.MarkerForegroundColor = Range("f" & Application.WorksheetFunction.Match(srs.Name, Sheets("Sheet1").Range("a:a"), 0)).Interior.Color
        srs.Format.Line.Weight = 2 ' width of circle
        srs.Format.Line.DashStyle = xlContinuous
        ' change line color
        srs.Border.Color = Range("g" & Application.WorksheetFunction.Match(srs.Name, Sheets("Sheet1").Range("a:a"), 0)).Interior.Color
        srs.Border.Weight = 2
        srs.Border.LineStyle = xlDash
    Next srs

End Sub

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