This article explains how to create a 3D stacked area chart in Excel using XlsIO.
What is a 3D stacked area chart?
3-D stacked area charts are useful to show the trend of the contribution of each value over time or other category data but they show areas in 3-D format without using a depth axis.
3D Stacked Area Chart Created using XlsIO
To create an 3D stacked area chart in Excel using XlsIO, you need to do the following steps.
Steps to create 3D stacked area chart
Create a chart object by calling the worksheet.Charts.Add method and specify the chart type to ExcelChartType.Area_Stacked_3D enum value.
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.
Add the basic elements like chart title and legend.
Add the 3D chart elements like Rotation, Elevation and Perspective.
Applicable properties for 3D stacked area chart
Common properties applicable for 3D stacked area chart are
NOTE: Applying other properties apart from the mentioned properties might throw exception or the changes will not be reflected in the output document because those properties are not related to 3D area chart.
The following C#/ VB.NET complete code snippet shows the creation of 3D stacked area chart using XlsIO.
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