NamedRange.DataSeries Method

Creates a data series in the NamedRange control.

Namespace:  Microsoft.Office.Tools.Excel
Assembly:  Microsoft.Office.Tools.Excel (in Microsoft.Office.Tools.Excel.dll)


Function DataSeries ( _
    Rowcol As Object, _
    Type As XlDataSeriesType, _
    Date As XlDataSeriesDate, _
    Step As Object, _
    Stop As Object, _
    Trend As Object _
) As Object
Object DataSeries(
    Object Rowcol,
    XlDataSeriesType Type,
    XlDataSeriesDate Date,
    Object Step,
    Object Stop,
    Object Trend


  • Rowcol
    Type: System.Object
    Can be the xlRows or xlColumns constant to have the data series entered in rows or columns, respectively. If this argument is omitted, the size and shape of the range is used.
  • Step
    Type: System.Object
    The step value for the series. The default value is 1 (one).
  • Stop
    Type: System.Object
    The stop value for the series. If this argument is omitted, Microsoft Office Excel fills to the end of the range.
  • Trend
    Type: System.Object
    true to create a linear trend or growth trend; false to create a standard data series. The default value is false.

Return Value

Type: System.Object


Optional Parameters

For information on optional parameters, see Optional Parameters in Office Solutions.


The following code example creates a series of twelve dates. The series contains the last day of every month in 1996.

This example is for a document-level customization.

Private createMonthRange As Microsoft.Office.Tools.Excel.NamedRange

Private Sub CreateMonthSeries()
    createMonthRange = Me.Controls.AddNamedRange( _
        Me.Range("A1", "A12"), "createMonthRange")
    Me.Range("A1").Value2 = "31-JAN-1996"
    createMonthRange.DataSeries(, _
        Excel.XlDataSeriesType.xlChronological, _
        Excel.XlDataSeriesDate.xlMonth, 1, , False)
End Sub
Microsoft.Office.Tools.Excel.NamedRange createMonthRange;
private void CreateMonthSeries()
    createMonthRange = this.Controls.AddNamedRange(
        this.Range["A1", "A12"], "createMonthRange");
    this.Range["A1", missing].Value2 = "31-JAN-1996";
        Excel.XlDataSeriesDate.xlMonth, 1, missing, false);

.NET Framework Security

See Also


NamedRange Interface

Microsoft.Office.Tools.Excel Namespace