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Power BI Custom Visuals Class (Module 118 – Stacked Bar Chart by Akvelon)

In this module you will learn how to use the Stacked Bar Chart by Akvelon. This version of the Stacked Bar Chart sets itself apart because of the selection rectangle that allows you to highlight specific regions of the chart to filter other parts of your report.

Module 118 – Stacked Bar Chart by Akvelon


Key Takeaways

  • Similar to the native bar chart but includes a selection rectangle.
  • This allows you to select a specific cluster of values.


This Bar Chart shows total sales by region and month.

Under the Format paintbrush you will find there are several customizations that you can enable for this visual.

  • Under the Selection save settings you don’t necessarily need to make any changes but this records what values are selected in the chart.


  • Under the Data colors section you can change the colors used for each series in the chart.


  • Using the Legend properties you can change the appearance and location of the legend on the chart.


  • Changing the Y-Axis section allows you modify the appearance of the Y-Axis section of this chart.


  • Changing the X-Axis section allows you modify the appearance of the X-Axis section of this chart.


You can also adjust the background color, add a border around the visual and lock the aspect ratio under the Format section.

Find Out More

You will always be able to find this video module and advanced viewing of future modules on the Pragmatic Works On Demand Training platform.  Click here to learn more about this training platform that includes 40+ courses.

Catch up on all the Power BI Custom Visuals blog posts here.

Devin Knight

Devin is a BI consultant at Pragmatic Works Consulting. Previously, he has tech edited the book Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Integration Services and was an author in the book Knight's 24-Hour Trainer: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Integration Services. Devin has spoken at past conferences like PASS and at several SQL Saturday events. He is a contributing member to the Business Intelligence Special Interest Group (SIG) for PASS as a leader in the SSIS Focus Group. Making his home in Jacksonville, FL, Devin is a participating member of the local users’ group (JSSUG).


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