3D Charts

3D charts are used to view two-dimensional data in a three-dimensional view, and can be rotated in all 3 dimensions to get the best possible view of the data.

Key features

  • Eight types of chart Series.
  • Perspective view.
  • Data binding.
  • Animations.
  • Empty point support.
  • Dynamic update.
  • Dynamic rotation.
  • Selection support.

Creating 3D Charts

The following steps explain how to create 3D charts.

  1. Open the Add Reference window from your project.
  2. Choose Windows > Extensions > Syncfusion controls for UWP XAML.
  3. Add the following namespace in your XAML page:
  • xaml
  • xmlns:Syncfusion="using:Syncfusion.UI.Xaml.Charts"
    1. Initialize the chart represented by the following class, Syncfusion.UI.Xaml.Charts.SfChart3D:
  • xaml
  • <Syncfusion:SfChart3D>
    
    		</Syncfusion:SfChart3D>
    1. Next, declare the PrimaryAxis and SecondaryAxis:
  • xaml
  • <Syncfusion:SfChart3D>
    
    		<Syncfusion:SfChart3D.PrimaryAxis>
    
    		<Syncfusion:CategoryAxis3D/>
    
    		</Syncfusion:SfChart3D.PrimaryAxis>
    
    		<Syncfusion:SfChart3D.SecondaryAxis>
    
    		<Syncfusion:NumericalAxis3D/>
    
    		</Syncfusion:SfChart3D.SecondaryAxis>
    
    		</Syncfusion:SfChart3D >

    Add Chart Series to Chart

    To begin with plotting data choose from a wide variety of graphical representations available in the Chart library (e.g., 3DColumn series, 3D PieSeries). The graph selected will depend on the scenario of the user and the nature of the data.

  • xml
  • <Syncfusion:SfChart3D x:Name="Chart">
    
      <Syncfusion:SfChart3D.PrimaryAxis>
    
        <Syncfusion:DateTimeAxis3D/>
    
      </Syncfusion:SfChart3D.PrimaryAxis>
    
      <Syncfusion:SfChart3D.SecondaryAxis>
    
       <Syncfusion:NumericalAxis3D/>
    
      </Syncfusion:SfChart3D.SecondaryAxis>
    
      <Syncfusion:ColumnSeries3D/>
    
    </Syncfusion:SfChart3D>

    Create a Sample Data Source

    Since the above step will produce only an empty column 3D chart, plotting data must be added to the chart. This step illustrates how to create a sample data source. The data source must implement the IEnumerable interface.

  • c#
  • public class UserProfile
    
     {
    
       public DateTime TimeStamp { get; set; }
    
    
    
       public double NoOfUsers { get; set; }
    
     }
    
    
    
    public class UsersViewModel
    
     {
    
     public UsersViewModel()
    
      {
    
       this.UsersList = new ObservableCollection<UserProfile>();
    
       DateTime date = DateTime.Today;
    
       UsersList.Add(new UserProfile { TimeStamp=date.AddHours(0.5),NoOfUsers=1000});
    
       UsersList.Add(new UserProfile { TimeStamp=date.AddHours(0.5),NoOfUsers = 5000 });
    
       UsersList.Add(new UserProfile { TimeStamp = date.AddHours(0.5), NoOfUsers = 3000 });
    
       UsersList.Add(new UserProfile { TimeStamp = date.AddHours(0.5), NoOfUsers = 4000 });
    
       UsersList.Add(new UserProfile { TimeStamp = date.AddHours(0.5), NoOfUsers = 2000 });
    
       UsersList.Add(new UserProfile { TimeStamp = date.AddHours(0.5), NoOfUsers = 1000 });
    
      }
    
     public ObservableCollection<UserProfile> UsersList
    
      {
    
        get; set;
    
      }
    
     }

    Binding Data to ChartSeries

    Add the above UsersViewModel to the DataContext of the chart, bind the data source to the ItemsSource property of the 3D column series, and then map the data using XBindingPath and YBindingPath properties.

  • xml
  • <Page.DataContext>
    
          <local:UsersViewModel/>
    
    </ Page.DataContext>
    
    <Syncfusion:SfChart3D x:Name="Chart" Height="500" Width="500">
    
    
    
            <Syncfusion:SfChart3D.PrimaryAxis>
    
    
    
                <Syncfusion:CategoryAxis3D/>
    
    
    
            </Syncfusion:SfChart3D.PrimaryAxis>
    
    
    
            <Syncfusion:SfChart3D.SecondaryAxis>
    
    
    
                <Syncfusion:NumericalAxis3D/>
    
    
    
            </Syncfusion:SfChart3D.SecondaryAxis>
    
    
    
            <Syncfusion:ColumnSeries3D
    
    
    
    ItemsSource="{Binding UsersList}"
    
    
    
    XBindingPath="TimeStamp"
    
    
    
    YBindingPath="NoOfUsers">
    
    
    
            </Syncfusion:ColumnSeries3D>
    
    
    
        </Syncfusion:SfChart3D >

    The following screenshot illustrates the result of the above code sample:

    Chart 3D support in UWP

    Adornments

    Adornments are used to indicate corresponding data point values and can be customized using the following properties:

    Property Description

    ShowConnectorLine

    Gets or sets ability to show and hide the connector line for adornments.

    ConnectorLineStyle

    Gets or sets the connector line style.

    ConnectorRotationAngle

    Gets or sets the connector line rotate angle.

    ConnectorHeight

    Gets or sets the connector height.

    LabelTemplate

    Gets or sets the adornments label template.

    Symbol

    Enum property to get or set the symbol for adornments.

    SymbolHeight

    Gets or sets the height for the symbol.

    SymbolWidth

    Gets or sets the width for the symbol.

    SymbolTemplate

    Gets or sets the symbol template.

    SymbolInterior

    Gets or sets the interior for the symbol.

    SymbolStroke

    Gets or sets the stroke for the symbol.

    AdornmentsPosition

    An enum property allowed to position the adornments TopAndBottom, Bottom and Top areas.

    SegmentLabelContent

    Gets or sets the actual label content to be displayed in the label.

    SegmentLabelFormat

    Gets or sets the adornments label format.

    ShowMarker

    A Boolean property to show or hide the markers.

    ShowLabel

    A Boolean property to show or hide the labels

    Series

    Series Types

    • Column
    • Bar
    • Stacking column
    • Stacking column 100
    • Stacking bar
    • Stacking bar
    • Pie
    • Doughnut

    Create a simple chart series

    The following code can be used to create a simple doughnut series:

    <Page.DataContext>
    
          <local:UsersViewModel/>
    
    </Page.DataContext>
    
    <Syncfusion:SfChart3D x:Name="Chart" Height="500" Width="500">
    
    
    
            <Syncfusion:SfChart3D.PrimaryAxis>
    
    
    
                <Syncfusion:CategoryAxis3D/>
    
    
    
            </Syncfusion:SfChart3D.PrimaryAxis>
    
    
    
            <Syncfusion:SfChart3D.SecondaryAxis>
    
    
    
                <Syncfusion:NumericalAxis3D/>
    
    
    
            </Syncfusion:SfChart3D.SecondaryAxis>
    
    
    
             <Syncfusion:DoughnutSeries3D
    
    
    
    ItemsSource="{Binding UsersList}"
    
    
    
    XBindingPath="TimeStamp"
    
    
    
    YBindingPath="NoOfUsers">
    
    
    
                    </Syncfusion:DoughnutSeries3D>
    
    
    
        </Syncfusion:SfChart3D >
    public class UserProfile
    
     {
    
       public DateTime TimeStamp { get; set; }
    
    
    
       public double NoOfUsers { get; set; }
    
     }
    
    
    
    public class UsersViewModel
    
     {
    
     public UsersViewModel()
    
      {
    
       this.UsersList = new ObservableCollection<UserProfile>();
    
       DateTime date = DateTime.Today;
    
       UsersList.Add(new UserProfile { TimeStamp=date.AddHours(0.5),NoOfUsers=1000});
    
       UsersList.Add(new UserProfile { TimeStamp=date.AddHours(0.5),NoOfUsers = 5000 });
    
       UsersList.Add(new UserProfile { TimeStamp = date.AddHours(0.5), NoOfUsers = 3000 });
    
       UsersList.Add(new UserProfile { TimeStamp = date.AddHours(0.5), NoOfUsers = 4000 });
    
       UsersList.Add(new UserProfile { TimeStamp = date.AddHours(0.5), NoOfUsers = 2000 });
    
       UsersList.Add(new UserProfile { TimeStamp = date.AddHours(0.5), NoOfUsers = 1000 });
    
      }
    
     public ObservableCollection<UserProfile> UsersList
    
      {
    
        get; set;
    
      }
    
     }

    The following image illustrates the result of the above code sample:

    Series types in UWP 3D Chart

    Interactivity

    3D charts provide interactive features such as dynamic rotation, segment selection, and dynamic segment explode for circular series.

    Dynamic rotation

    3D charts allow us to view the best possible view of data dynamically using a mouse or touch device. To enable dynamic rotation, set the EnableRotation property to true.

    The following code example illustrates how to enable the dynamic rotation:

  • xml
  • <Syncfusion:SfChart3D EnableRotation="True" x:Name="Chart" Height="500" Width="600">

    SegmentSelection

    To enable segment selection in a 3D chart, set the SegmentSelectionBrush property in chart series.

    The following code example illustrates how to set the selection brush for individual series. For data refer to the Series category in 3D charts.

  • xml
  •   <Syncfusion:SfChart3D EnableRotation="True" x:Name="Chart" 
    
                           Height="500" Width="600">
    
    
    
      <Syncfusion:SfChart3D.PrimaryAxis>
    
    
    
           <Syncfusion:CategoryAxis3D/>
    
    
    
       </Syncfusion:SfChart3D.PrimaryAxis>
    
    
    
    
    
          <Syncfusion:SfChart3D.SecondaryAxis>
    
    
    
             <Syncfusion:NumericalAxis3D/>
    
    
    
          </Syncfusion:SfChart3D.SecondaryAxis>
    
    
    
      <Syncfusion:ColumnSeries3D
    
    
    
    SegmentSelectionBrush="Red"
    
    
    
                    ItemsSource="{Binding UsersList}"
    
    
    
                    XBindingPath="TimeStamp"
    
    
    
                    YBindingPath="NoOfUsers">
    
    
    
            </Syncfusion:ColumnSeries3D>
    
    
    
        </Syncfusion:SfChart3D >

    The following screenshot illustrates the result of the above code example.

    Segment selection support in UWP 3D Chart

    SeriesSelection

    Series selection support is used to highlight the series programmatically or by user interaction. Also you can get a SeriesSelectedIndex, PreviousSelectedIndex value in SelectionChanged event arguments.

    The following code example can be used to set series selection in a SfChart3D.

  • xml
  • <chart:SfChart3D EnableSeriesSelection="True" SeriesSelectedIndex="0">
    
    
    
    <chart:ColumnSeries3D   XBindingPath="FruitName"  
    
                            SeriesSelectionBrush="Blue" 
    
                            YBindingPath="People1"
    
                            ItemsSource="{Binding Fruits}">
    
    <chart:ColumnSeries3D.AdornmentsInfo>
    
    <chart:ChartAdornmentInfo3D   AdornmentsPosition="TopAndBottom"
    
                                  ShowLabel="true"
    
                                  HighlightOnSelection="True"/>
    
    </chart:ColumnSeries3D.AdornmentsInfo>
    
    </chart:ColumnSeries3D >
    
    
    
    <chart:ColumnSeries3D   XBindingPath="FruitName"
    
                            YBindingPath="People2"
    
                            SeriesSelectionBrush="Blue"
    
                            ItemsSource="{Binding Fruits}">
    
    <chart:ColumnSeries3D.AdornmentsInfo>
    
    <chart:ChartAdornmentInfo3D   AdornmentsPosition="TopAndBottom"
    
                                  ShowLabel="true"                                                                        
    
                                  HighlightOnSelection="True"/>
    
    </chart:ColumnSeries3D.AdornmentsInfo>
    
    </chart:ColumnSeries3D >
    
    
    
    </chart:SfChart3D >

    The following screenshot is an example of a SfChart3D with series selection.

    Series selection support in UWP 3D Chart

    Dynamic explode

    This feature allows users to explode a particular segment in a circular series using ExplodeOnMouseClick. This can also be achieved by setting the ExplodeIndex or ExplodeAll property.

    The following code example illustrates how to enable dynamic explode for circular series, for data please refer series category in 3D charts.

  • xml
  • <Syncfusion:SfChart3D EnableRotation="True" x:Name="Chart" Height="500" Width="600">
    
    
    
            <Syncfusion:SfChart3D.PrimaryAxis>
    
    
    
                <Syncfusion:CategoryAxis3D/>
    
    
    
            </Syncfusion:SfChart3D.PrimaryAxis>
    
    
    
            <Syncfusion:SfChart3D.SecondaryAxis>
    
    
    
                <Syncfusion:NumericalAxis3D/>
    
    
    
            </Syncfusion:SfChart3D.SecondaryAxis>
    
    
    
            <Syncfusion:PieSeries3D
    
    
    
                           ExplodeOnMouseClick="True"
    
    
    
    ItemsSource="{Binding UsersList}"
    
    
    
    XBindingPath="TimeStamp"
    
    
    
    YBindingPath="NoOfUsers">
    
    
    
            </Syncfusion:PieSeries3D>
    
    
    
        </Syncfusion:SfChart3D >

    The following image illustrates the result of the above code sample:

    Dynamic explode support in UWP 3D Chart