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

Platform: WinForms |
Control: XlsIO |
Published Date: February 28, 2018 |
Last Revised Date: April 11, 2019
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This article explains how to create 3D Clustered Cylinder Chart in Excel using Syncfusion Excel (XlsIO) library.

## What is 3D Clustered Cylinder Chart?

A variation on a column/bar chart that uses cylinder shapes instead of rectangular columns/bars is called a Cylinder chart. A 3D clustered cylinder chart uses 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.

3D Clustered Cylinder Chart

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

## Steps to create 3D Clustered Cylinder Chart:

### Step 1: Initialize chart

Create a chart object by calling the worksheet.Charts.Add method and specify the chart type to ExcelChartType.Cylinder_Clustered_3D enumeration value.

C#

```//Create the chart
//Set chart type to Cylinder_Clustered_3D
chart.ChartType = ExcelChartType.Cylinder_Clustered_3D;
```

### Step 2: 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.

C#

```//Set region of chart data
chart.DataRange = worksheet["A1:D6"];
//Set chart series in column for assigned data region
chart.IsSeriesInRows = false;
```

### Step 3: 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.

C#

```//Set chart title
chart.ChartTitle = "3D Clustered Cylinder Chart";
//Set data labels
IChartSerie serie1 = chart.Series[0];
serie1.DataPoints.DefaultDataPoint.DataLabels.IsValue = true;
//Set legend
chart.HasLegend = true;
chart.Legend.Position = ExcelLegendPosition.Bottom;
```

### Step 4: Apply 3D chart elements

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

• Rotation, Elevation and Perspective of chart object.

C#

```//Set rotation, elevation and perspective
chart.Rotation = 15;
chart.Elevation = 10;
chart.Perspective = 0;
```

## Applicable properties for 3D Clustered Cylinder Chart

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

To know more about creating charts with various settings using Syncfusion Excel (XlsIO) library, please refer the documentation.

The following C#/ VB.NET complete code snippet shows the creation of 3D clustered cylinder chart using XlsIO.

C#

```using Syncfusion.XlsIO;
using System.Reflection;
using System.IO;

namespace ChartSample
{
class Program
{
static void Main(string[] args)
{
using (ExcelEngine excelEngine = new ExcelEngine())
{
IApplication application = excelEngine.Excel;
application.DefaultVersion = ExcelVersion.Excel2016;

//Open existing workbook with data entered
Assembly assembly = typeof(Program).GetTypeInfo().Assembly;
Stream fileStream = assembly.GetManifestResourceStream("ChartSample.InputTemplate.xlsx");
IWorkbook workbook = application.Workbooks.Open(fileStream);
IWorksheet worksheet = workbook.Worksheets[0];

//Initialize chart
chart.ChartType = ExcelChartType.Cylinder_Clustered_3D;

//Assign data
chart.DataRange = worksheet["A1:D6"];
chart.IsSeriesInRows = false;

//Apply chart elements
//Set chart title
chart.ChartTitle = "3D Clustered Cylinder Chart";

//Set legend
chart.HasLegend = true;
chart.Legend.Position = ExcelLegendPosition.Bottom;

//Set rotation, elevation and perspective
chart.Rotation = 15;
chart.Elevation = 10;
chart.Perspective = 0;

//Set data labels
IChartSerie serie1 = chart.Series[0];
IChartSerie serie2 = chart.Series[1];
IChartSerie serie3 = chart.Series[2];

serie1.DataPoints.DefaultDataPoint.DataLabels.IsValue = true;
serie2.DataPoints.DefaultDataPoint.DataLabels.IsValue = true;
serie3.DataPoints.DefaultDataPoint.DataLabels.IsValue = true;

//Positioning the chart in the worksheet
chart.TopRow = 8;
chart.LeftColumn = 1;
chart.BottomRow = 23;
chart.RightColumn = 8;

//Saving the workbook
Stream stream = File.Create("Output.xlsx");
workbook.SaveAs(stream);
}
}
}
}
```

VB.NET

```Imports Syncfusion.XlsIO
Imports System.Reflection
Imports System.IO

Namespace ChartSample

Class Program

Private Shared Sub Main(ByVal args() As String)
Using excelEngine As ExcelEngine = New ExcelEngine()
Dim application As IApplication = excelEngine.Excel
application.DefaultVersion = ExcelVersion.Excel2016

'Open existing workbook with data entered
Dim assembly As Assembly = GetType(Program).GetTypeInfo.Assembly
Dim fileStream As Stream = assembly.GetManifestResourceStream("ChartSample.InputTemplate.xlsx")
Dim workbook As IWorkbook = application.Workbooks.Open(fileStream)
Dim worksheet As IWorksheet = workbook.Worksheets(0)

'Initialize chart
Dim chart As IChartShape = worksheet.Charts.Add
chart.ChartType = ExcelChartType.Cylinder_Clustered_3D

'Assign data
chart.DataRange = worksheet("A1:D6")
chart.IsSeriesInRows = False

'Apply chart elements
'Set chart title
chart.ChartTitle = "3D Clustered Cylinder Chart"

'Set legend
chart.HasLegend = True
chart.Legend.Position = ExcelLegendPosition.Bottom

'Set rotation, elevation and perspective
chart.Rotation = 15
chart.Elevation = 10
chart.Perspective = 0

'Set data labels
Dim serie1 As IChartSerie = chart.Series(0)
Dim serie2 As IChartSerie = chart.Series(1)
Dim serie3 As IChartSerie = chart.Series(2)

serie1.DataPoints.DefaultDataPoint.DataLabels.IsValue = True
serie2.DataPoints.DefaultDataPoint.DataLabels.IsValue = True
serie3.DataPoints.DefaultDataPoint.DataLabels.IsValue = True

'Positioning the chart in the worksheet
chart.TopRow = 8
chart.LeftColumn = 1
chart.BottomRow = 23
chart.RightColumn = 8

'Saving the workbook
Dim stream As Stream = File.Create("Output.xlsx")
workbook.SaveAs(stream)
End Using
End Sub
End Class
End Namespace
```

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