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How to create Excel 3D 100% stacked column chart in C#, VB.NET?

This article explains how to create 3D 100% stacked column chart in Excel using XlsIO.


What is 3D 100% stacked column chart?


In 3D 100% stacked column chart, each series is vertically stacked one over the other where the total (cumulative) of each bars always equal to 100%.


Create 3D Stacked 100 Column Chart in Excel

       3D 100% Stacked column chart created using XlsIO

To create a 3D 100% stacked column chart in Excel using XlsIO, you need to do the following steps.


Steps to create 3D 100% stacked column chart


  1. Initialize chart


Create a chart object by calling the worksheet.Charts.Add method and specify the chart type to ExcelChartType.Column_Stacked_100_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 100% stacked column 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 100% stacked column chart using XlsIO.







Article ID: Published Date: Last Revised Date: Platform: Control:
8375 01/31/2018 10/08/2018 WinForms XlsIO
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