Creating Excel Chart and Embedding it in Presentation as OLE Object

Required Steps

Following sequence of steps is required to create and embed an Excel Chart as an OLE Object in the PowerPoint Slide:

  1. Create an Excel Chart using Aspose.Cells for .NET.
  2. Set the OLE size of the Excel Chart using Aspose.Cells for .NET.
  3. Get the image of the Excel Chart with Aspose.Cells for .NET.
  4. Embed the Excel Chart as an OLE Object inside PPTX presentation using Aspose.Slides for .NET.
  5. Replace the object changed image with the image obtained in step 3 to cater Object Changed Issue.
  6. Write the output presentation to disk in PPTX format.

Implementation of the Required Steps

The implementation of the above steps in C# and Visual Basic is as under:

//Step - 1: Create an excel chart using Aspose.Cells
//Create a workbook
Aspose.Cells.Workbook wb = new Aspose.Cells.Workbook();
//Add an excel chart
int chartRows = 55;
int chartCols = 25;
int chartSheetIndex = AddExcelChartInWorkbook(wb, chartRows, chartCols);
//Step - 2: Set the OLE size of the chart. using Aspose.Cells
wb.Worksheets.SetOleSize(0, chartRows, 0, chartCols);
//Step - 3: Get the image of the chart with Aspose.Cells
Bitmap imgChart = wb.Worksheets[chartSheetIndex].Charts[0].ToImage();
//Save the workbook to stream
MemoryStream wbStream = wb.SaveToStream();
//Step - 4  AND 5
//Step - 4: Embed the chart as an OLE object inside .ppt presentation using Aspose.Slides
//Step - 5: Replace the object changed image with the image obtained in step 3 to cater Object Changed Issue
//Create a presentation
Presentation pres = new Presentation();
ISlide sld = pres.Slides[0];
//Add the workbook on slide
AddExcelChartInPresentation(pres, sld, wbStream, imgChart);
//Step - 6: Write the output presentation on disk
pres.Save("OutputChart.pptx", Aspose.Slides.Export.SaveFormat.Pptx);
static int AddExcelChartInWorkbook(Aspose.Cells.Workbook wb, int chartRows, int chartCols)
    //Array of cell names
    string[] cellsName = new string[]
  "A1", "A2", "A3", "A4",
  "B1", "B2", "B3", "B4",
  "C1", "C2", "C3", "C4",
  "D1", "D2", "D3", "D4",
  "E1", "E2", "E3", "E4"

    //Array of cell data
    int[] cellsValue = new int[]
    //Add a new worksheet to populate cells with data
    int dataSheetIdx = wb.Worksheets.Add();
    Aspose.Cells.Worksheet dataSheet = wb.Worksheets[dataSheetIdx];
    string sheetName = "DataSheet";
    dataSheet.Name = sheetName;
    //Populate DataSheet with data
    for (int i = 0; i < cellsName.Length; i++)
        string cellName = cellsName[i];
        int cellValue = cellsValue[i];
    //Add a chart sheet
    int chartSheetIdx = wb.Worksheets.Add(Aspose.Cells.SheetType.Chart);
    Aspose.Cells.Worksheet chartSheet = wb.Worksheets[chartSheetIdx];
    chartSheet.Name = "ChartSheet";
    //Add a chart in ChartSheet with data series from DataSheet
    int chartIdx = chartSheet.Charts.Add(Aspose.Cells.Charts.ChartType.Column, 0, chartRows, 0, chartCols);
    Aspose.Cells.Charts.Chart chart = chartSheet.Charts[chartIdx];
    chart.NSeries.Add(sheetName + "!A1:E1", false);
    chart.NSeries.Add(sheetName + "!A2:E2", false);
    chart.NSeries.Add(sheetName + "!A3:E3", false);
    chart.NSeries.Add(sheetName + "!A4:E4", false);
    //Set ChartSheet an active sheet
    wb.Worksheets.ActiveSheetIndex = chartSheetIdx;
    return chartSheetIdx;
static void AddExcelChartInPresentation(Presentation pres, ISlide sld, Stream wbStream, Bitmap imgChart)
    float oleWidth = pres.SlideSize.Size.Width;
    float oleHeight = pres.SlideSize.Size.Height;
    int x = 0;
    byte[] chartOleData = new byte[wbStream.Length];
    wbStream.Position = 0;
    wbStream.Read(chartOleData, 0, chartOleData.Length);
    OleEmbeddedDataInfo dataInfo = new OleEmbeddedDataInfo(chartOleData, "xls");
    IOleObjectFrame oof = null;
    oof = sld.Shapes.AddOleObjectFrame(x, 0, oleWidth, oleHeight, dataInfo);
    oof.SubstitutePictureFormat.Picture.Image = pres.Images.AddImage((System.Drawing.Image)imgChart);


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