Tutorial: Changing to a 3D Chart
This tutorial demonstrates how to use three-dimensional (3D) chart areas in your Chart control, as well as how to use custom attributes in series.
This tutorial uses the Chart control you created in Tutorial: Creating a Basic Chart.
Follow the steps below to change the second chart area to a 3D chart.
To change to a 3D chart
Open the ChartAreas Collection Editor for your Chart control.
In the Members area, click ChartArea1.
In the 3D category of the ChartArea1 properties area, expand the Area3DStyle property.
Set the following properties in the Area3DStyle property:
Click OK, and then run your application.
Follow the steps below to change the bars in the bar chart to cylinders.
To change bars to cylinder bars
Open the Series Collection Editor for your Chart control.
In the Members area, click BarChart.
In the Misc category of the BarChart properties area, expand the CustomProperties property.
The CustomProperties property contains a set of custom attributes for a series of a particular chart type. For more information, see Custom Attributes.
In the DrawingStyle list, select Cylinder.
Click OK, then run your application.
You have now learned how to use 3D chart areas and use custom attributes to enhance your chart appearance. To learn about data binding, see Tutorial: Data Binding a Chart to a Database.