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

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

 

What is a 3D bubble chart?

 

A 3D bubble chart represents data points with bubbles along with an additional dimension of the data, the size of bubbles.

 

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             3D Bubble chart created using XlsIO

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

 

Steps to create 3D bubble chart

 

  1. Initialize chart

 

Create a chart object by calling the worksheet.Charts.Add method and specify the chart type to ExcelChartType.Bubble_3D enum value.

 

 

  1. Assign data and chart elements

 

Add the basic elements like chart title, data labels and legend.

 

  • ChartTitle of chart object.
  • Set DataLabels via DefaultDataPoint.
  • Add CategoryLabels and Values
  • Set TRUE to chart’s HasLegend property, to show the legend. Else FALSE

 

 

Applicable properties of 3D bubble chart

 

Below is the list of other properties that is applicable for a bubble chart.

 

1.  SizeRepresents

2.  BubbleScale

3.  ShowNegativeBubbles

 

NOTE:

  1. 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 bubble chart.
  2. Bubbles with negative size are said to be the negative bubbles.

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 bubble chart using XlsIO.

 

 

C#

 

 

VB

 

Article ID: Published Date: Last Revised Date: Platform: Control:
8403 02/14/2018 03/09/2018 Windows Forms XlsIO
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