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

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

 

What is 3D pie chart?

 

A pie chart (or a circle chart) is a circular statistical graphic which is divided into slices to illustrate numerical proportion. In a pie chart, the arc length of each slice is proportional to the quantity it represents.

 

Create 3D Pie Chart in Excel

       3D pie chart created using XlsIO

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

 

Steps to create 3D pie chart

 

  1. Initialize chart

 

Create a chart object by calling the worksheet.Charts.Add method and specify the chart type to ExcelChartType.Pie_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 DefaultDataPoint.
  • Set TRUE to chart’s HasLegend property, to show the legend.

 

 

  1. Apply 3D chart elements

 

Add 3D chart element Elevation.

 

  • Elevation of chart object.

 

Applicable properties of 3D pie chart

 

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

 

1.  Percent (Pie Explosion)

2.  First Slice Angle

3.  IsVaryColor (All slices will be represented with same color if IsVaryColor is FALSE)

 

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 pie 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 pie chart using XlsIO.

C#

 

 

VB

 

Article ID: Published Date: Last Revised Date: Platform: Control:
8426 02/14/2018 10/10/2018 WinForms XlsIO
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