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

This article explains how to create 3D clustered bar chart in Excel using XlsIO.

 

What is 3D clustered bar chart?

A 3D clustered bar chart plots the data in discrete horizontal rectangles.

 

Create 3D Clustered Bar Chart in Excel

       3D Clustered bar chart created using XlsIO

To create a 3D clustered bar chart in Excel using XlsIO, you need to do the following steps.

 

Steps to create 3D clustered bar chart

 

  1. Initialize chart

 

Create a chart object by calling the worksheet.Charts.Add method and specify the chart type to ExcelChartType.Bar_Clustered_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 and Elevation.

 

  • Rotation and Elevation of chart object.

 

 

Applicable properties for 3D clustered bar chart

 

Below is the list of other common properties applicable for 3D column/bar chart.

 

  1. GapWidth
  2. GapDepth
  3. BarShapeBase & BarShapeTop (to change the shape of the 3D column / bar)
  4. IsVaryColor

 

NOTE: Applying properties apart from the mentioned list might throw exception or the changes will not be reflected in the output document because those properties are not related to column/bar 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 clustered bar chart using XlsIO.

 

C#

 

 

VB

 

Article ID: Published Date: Last Revised Date: Platform: Control:
8368 01/31/2018 10/09/2018 WinForms XlsIO
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