In Excel 2010, Formatting the Chart Area with a gradient fill

How do I do this programatically?
 
The direction is linear at 90 degrees
Brightness and transparency are both 0%
The gradient stops are:
            RGB               Position
      220,220,230            0%
      102,102,153            3%
      102,102,153            27%
      204,204,255            50%
      102,102,153            83%

Thanks!
John
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Rgonzo1971Commented:
Hi,

pls try
Sub Macro()


    Dim oFill As FillFormat
    Set oFill = ActiveSheet.Shapes("Chart 4").Fill
    With oFill
        .TwoColorGradient msoGradientHorizontal, 1
        With .GradientStops(1)
            .Color = RGB(220, 220, 230)
            .Position = 0
            .Transparency = 0
        End With
        With .GradientStops(2)
            .Color = RGB(102, 102, 153)
            .Position = 0.03
            .Transparency = 0
        End With
        .GradientStops.Insert RGB:=RGB(102, 102, 153), Position:=0.27, Transparency:=0
        .GradientStops.Insert RGB:=RGB(204, 204, 255), Position:=0.5, Transparency:=0
        .GradientStops.Insert RGB:=RGB(102, 102, 153), Position:=0.83, Transparency:=0
        .Visible = msoTrue
    End With
End Sub

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John CarneyReliability Business Tools Analyst IIAuthor Commented:
Awesome, Rgonzo! If only everything were this perfect right out of the gate :- )

Thanks,
John
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