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

Platform: WinForms |
Control: XlsIO |
Published Date: February 14, 2018 |
Last Revised Date: October 10, 2018

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


What is a 3D line chart?


3-D Line charts show each row or column of data as a 3-D Ribbon. 3-D Line charts can show trends over time (days, months, quarters or years), or categories. A 3-D Line chart has horizontal, vertical, and depth axes that you can change. The third axis can show some lines in front of others.


Create 3D Line Chart in Excel

       3D line chart created using XlsIO

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


Steps to create 3D line chart


  1. Initialize chart


Create a chart object by calling the worksheet.Charts.Add method and specify the chart type to ExcelChartType.Line_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, data labels and legend.


  • ChartTitle of chart object.
  • Set DataLabels via DefaultDataPoints.
  • 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 line chart


Below is the list of other common properties applicable for 3D line chart.


  1. GapDepth
  2. PrimarySerieAxis  (Depth Axis)


NOTE: Applying 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 line charts.


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 line chart using XlsIO.







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