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

Platform: WinForms |
Control: XlsIO |
Published Date: February 28, 2018 |
Last Revised Date: October 15, 2018

This article explains how to create 3D Clustered Cone Chart in Excel using XlsIO.


What is a 3D Clustered Cone Chart?

A variation on a column/bar chart that uses cone shapes instead of rectangular columns/bars is called a Cone chart. A 3D Clustered Cone chart use three axes (horizontal axis, vertical axis and depth axis), and they compare data points along the horizontal and the depth axes. This chart can be used to compare data across both the categories and the data series.


Create 3D clustered cone chart in Excel

         3D Clustered Cone Chart created using XlsIO

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


Steps to create 3D Clustered Cone Chart


  1. Initialize chart


Create a chart object by calling the worksheet.Charts.Add method and specify the chart type to ExcelChartType.Cone_Clustered_3D enumeration 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 with below list of properties.


  • 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 the 3D chart elements like rotation, elevation and perspective.


  • Rotation, Elevation and Perspective of chart object.



Applicable properties for 3D Clustered Cone Chart


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


1.  GapWidth

2.  GapDepth

3.  BarShapeBase & BarShapeTop (to change the shape of column/bar)

4.  PrimarySerieAxis  (Depth Axis)


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 3D clustered cone 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 clustered cone chart using XlsIO.






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