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

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.


Create 3D Stacked Area Chart in Excel

      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


  1. Initialize chart


Create a chart object by calling the worksheet.Charts.Add method and specify the chart type to ExcelChartType.Area_Stacked_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 stacked area chart


Common properties applicable for 3D stacked area chart are


  1. GapDepth
  2. IsVarycolor  (This property holds good for single series chart).


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.


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 stacked area chart using XlsIO.







Article ID: Published Date: Last Revised Date: Platform: Control:
8362 01/31/2018 10/11/2018 WinForms XlsIO
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