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How to create Excel 3D area chart in C#, VB.NET?

This article explains how to create a 3D area chart in Excel using XlsIO.


Create 3D Area Chart in Execel

       3D Area Chart Created using XlsIO


To create an 3D area chart in Excel using XlsIO, you need to do the following steps.


Steps to create 3D Area Chart


  1. Initialize chart


Create a chart object by calling the worksheet.Charts.Add method and specify the chart type to ExcelChartType.Area_3D enum value.



  1. Assign data


Set a range of data from the worksheet to chart’s DataRange property. To plot the series values in column and categories in row, set chart’s IsSeriesInRows property to false.




  1. Apply basic chart elements


Add the basic elements like chart title and legend.


  • ChartTitle of chart object.
  • Set TRUE to chart’s HasLegend property, to show the legend.



  1. Apply 3D chart elements


Add the 3D chart elements like Rotation, Elevation and Perspective.


  • Rotation, Elevation and Perspective of chart object.



Applicable properties for 3D Area Chart


Common property applicable for 3D area charts is


  1. GapDepth


NOTE: Applying other properties apart from the above-mentioned property might throw exception or the changes will not be reflected in the output document because those properties are not related to 3D area chart.


Download Complete Sample


Download input file with data


To know more about creating charts with various settings using XlsIO, please refer the documentation.


The following C#/ VB.NET complete code snippet shows the creation of 3D Area chart using XlsIO.







Article ID: Published Date: Last Revised Date: Platform: Control:
8356 01/30/2018 10/11/2018 WinForms XlsIO
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