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

This article explains how to create 3D Exploded Pie Chart in Excel using XlsIO.

 

What is 3D Exploded Pie Chart?

 

A simple pie chart with pie explosion can be considered as an exploded pie chart. You can change the pie explosion setting for either all slices or individual slice.

 

Create 3D Exploded pie chart in Excel

         3D Exploded Pie Chart created using XlsIO

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

 

Steps to create 3D Exploded Pie Chart

 

  1. Initialize chart

 

Create a chart object by calling the worksheet.Charts.Add method and specify the chart type to ExcelChartType.Pie_Exploded_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 element like elevation.

 

  • Elevation of chart object.

 

 

Applicable properties for 3D Exploded Pie Chart

 

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

 

1.  Percent (Pie Explosion)

2.  First Slice Angle

 

NOTE:

1.  In XlsIO, the default pie explosion for 3D exploded pie chart is 25%.

2.  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 exploded 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 exploded pie chart using XlsIO.

 

C#

 

VB

 

Article ID: Published Date: Last Revised Date: Platform: Control:
8559 03/01/2018 10/15/2018 Windows Forms XlsIO
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