Toggle Series within a Chart

Creating Charts with series which can be brought in and taken out with the click of a button is possible and creates a nice interactive chart.  This can be done with or without VBA and the following example will focus on the use of a userform and VBA to achieve a toggle Chart.  The following image is the final output where you can click on any of the series to have it either included or excluded.

Excel toggle chart

The following is the code which goes with the creation of a model of this nature.  

Option Explicit
Sub
ChartContent() 'Excel VBA process to select the chart and show the userform.
ActiveSheet.ChartObjects.Select
ufChart.Show
End Sub

The above will select the chart and the ufChart is the name of the Userform.  Using meaningful names to describe objects can be useful for larger projects when you have multiple objects in the file.  

VBA for the Userform

The following procedure will trap the selections of the userform. When you can choose which series you want shown in the chart, the process will assign those series to the chart.

Option Explicit
Private Sub
UserForm_Initialize() 'Excel VBA procedure to initilise the userform. Dim iSres As Integer

With ActiveChart
For iSres=1 To .SeriesCollection.Count
ListBox1.AddItem .SeriesCollection(iSres).Name
ListBox1.Selected(ListBox1.ListCount - 1)=Not (.SeriesCollection(iSres).Border.LineStyle=xlNone)
Next
End With

End Sub


Private Sub
cmdApply_Click() 'Excel VBA process for the OK button.
Dim iSres As Integer
Application.ScreenUpdating=False

With ActiveChart
.HasLegend=False
.HasLegend=True
For iSres=.SeriesCollection.Count To 1 Step -1
If ListBox1.Selected(iSres - 1) Then
.SeriesCollection(iSres).Border.LineStyle=xlAutomatic
.SeriesCollection(iSres).MarkerStyle=xlAutomatic
Else
.SeriesCollection(iSres).Border.LineStyle=xlNone
.SeriesCollection(iSres).MarkerStyle=xlNone
.Legend.LegendEntries(iSres).Delete
End If
Next
.Deselect End With
Unload Me 'Hides the userform.
End Sub


The following Excel VBA procedure is attached to the Cancel button of the User form. It simply closes the user form if you do not require it.

Private Sub cmdCancel_Click()
Unload Me
End Sub


The attached Excel file outlines the VBA procedure with a practical example.