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

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


What is a wireframe 3D surface chart?


A Wireframe 3-D Surface chart is a 3-D Surface chart shown without color on the surface. This chart shows only lines. A Wireframe 3-D Surface chart is not easy to read, but it can plot large data sets much faster than a 3-D Surface chart.

Create Wireframe 3D Surface Chart in Excel

                Wireframe 3D surface chart created using XlsIO

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


Steps to create wireframe 3D surface chart


  1. Initialize chart


Create a chart object by calling the worksheet.Charts.Add method.



  1. Assign data and select chart type


  1. To plot the series values in column and categories in row, set chart’s IsSeriesInRows property to false.
  2. Set a range of data from the worksheet to chart’s DataRange property before specifying the chart type.
  3. Specify the chart type to ExcelChartType.Surface_NoColor_3D enum value.



Note: For creating a wireframe 3D surface chart, the series count must be greater than or equal to 2. The series should be set before selecting the chart type.


  1. Apply basic chart elements


Add the basic elements like chart title, data labels 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.



Additional applicable properties of wireframe 3D surface chart in Excel


To modify the depth axis of wireframe 3D surface chart, use the PrimarySerieAxis  (Depth Axis) property.


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 wireframe 3D surface chart using XlsIO.







Article ID: Published Date: Last Revised Date: Platform: Control:
8421 02/14/2018 10/15/2018 WinForms XlsIO
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